The Importance Of Ethics And Ethics

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Scientists, when it comes to responsibility, will take credit when something helps people, but not when something kills a lot of people. If people’s tax dollars are paying for something, people do have a right to say what is being done with your tax money. Most scientists, if you ask them, will say that they have ethics. What they usually mean, according to Miller in lecture, is the legal thing. The law simply states what you can or can not do. It is just a piece of paper, more or less. Ethics is deeper than that, ethics and morality regard what you should and should not do. So most scientists follow laws and do not do anything illegal, but when it comes to ethics they will do anything to get research done. One of the big problem is lack of …show more content…
One argument that often comes up is about nuclear technology. Nuclear technology can be used to make bombs or to power cities. It is either good or bad. Even if the technology is not morally neutral, the science behind it is. Most scientists will do anything if they are told they are allowed to. Josef Mengele was found but protected by the United States because he had very valuable research. He was good-looking, normal, and his main drive was intellectual curiosity. Mengele was told that he was able to do anything, and so he did it. That is a problem. Japan did it too in World War II, in unit 731. They were protected again, by the Americans, because they wanted the research. This is part of lack of empathy. A lot of scientists can use this to experiment on animals. Serial killers start out as people who like to hurt animals. Most people do not like animal cruelty. But if it is behind a wall in a lab, it is okay. This is a contradiction in society. Some would argue that the ends justifies the means. The Tuskegee Experiments is known to be an example for the concept of “Rights”. During this experiment, the U.S. Public Health Service took a group of poor black people and used them as guinea pigs …show more content…
Claim of the IPCC being the top two thousand scientists is far from true. None of the major climate changes in the last years were driven by carbon dioxide. Climate scientists need a problem to receive funding. People are told that the earth’s climate is changing, but the earth’s climate is always changing. In the fourteenth century, Europe plunged into the little ice age. Before that, there was the medieval warm period. Before the medieval warm period, people find more and more warm periods, like the Holocene Maximum. Climate variations in the past are clearly neutral. The temperature was rising before 1940, and then dropped for decades. What people found consistently, in the air people found less warming than the surface. As people go up in the atmosphere, people are supposed to have warming, but the opposite is shown with weather balloons. Many people seem unconvinced that global warming is real. As stated in the “BBC horizon – Science Under Attack” video watched in class, “What worries me is not just that science is under attack, but that people believe that these claims are scientifically valid”. Best place to start is with scientific evidence. Satellites measure data around the world, rotating around it every sixteen minutes. Collecting global climate evidence has helped create a view of how plant’s temperature has changed in recent time. The climate is changing by three quarter centigrade. In the next fifty

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