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CHEN 1000: Creative Technology Exam #3 4/22/2008 34 problems, 3 points each Please fill in your name and ID # on the Scantron
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1. Which of the following is TRUE of the risk assessment method of evaluating a technology? (a) Go with your gut. If you feel uncomfortable with a technology, you should avoid it. (b) A new technology must be abandoned at the first sign of risk or danger (c) If a new technology can save lives, it must be used regardless of risk (d) A beneficial technology should not be pursued if the risks are too great 2. Which logical fallacy is NOT illustrated by the following statement? My friend got sick after eating genetically-modified food. If we don’t stop approving GM foods for human consumption we’ll all end up in the hospital and it will be too late to do anything about it. (a) slippery slope (b) correlation implies causation (c) inadequate or biased sample (d) circular reasoning 3. Which of the following is NOT an evidence-based concern that is specific to genetically modified (GM) crops. (a) Genetic modification is unnatural. (b) New allergens could be introduced into GM foods (c) Weeds could become resistant to herbicides (d) Desirable migratory insects could be killed by Bt crops. 4. Which of the following is TRUE ? (a) the public is generally more accepting of pharmaceutical biotech than agricultural biotech (b) food scares like salmonella led to an irrational fear of pharmaceuticals (c) Greenpeace is in favor of GM crops because less pesticides are required (d) most organized religions feel that biotechnology is against God’s will 5. Which of the following is an ethical concern related to pre-implantation genetic diagnosis? (a) It is unethical to intentionally modify human genes (b) Employers might base hiring decisions on genetics (c) Parents could make decisions based on trivial characteristics instead of serious health issues (d) It requires the destruction of an embryo
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6. Opponents of this technology believe that the destruction of an embryo is morally wrong and outweighs any possible benefit of this technology. Proponents feel that these risks are outweighed by the potential to regenerate damaged tissues and cure various diseases. (a)
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