These Questions are due
Saturday at midnight and are to be posted in the Derry SQ folder
your own words, what are the direct and indirect effects science
has on our values and
is the relationship between science and values not simple?
is keeping scientific results secret detrimental to the values of
you think of any examples today where the secrecy of scientific data
is producing detrimental results?
What is "waffling"
in science and why is not
considered a virtue? Can you think of
How can curiosity be both a virtue and a
conflict in science (i.e. how can we kill our cat and eat it to?)?Again, any examples happening today that fit
chapter 10 we discussed how science is related to technology and
society. Derry now discusses some of the profound affects the results
and technological advances can have on our society and ethics. Describe
what these affects are in the scope of genetics, chemistry, and military
discussing risk assessment in science (155), Derry uses the quote,
"Facts are facts, and the results of properly made measurements don't
depend on our values." How do you interpret this quote
and what is your opinion about it?