Rough draft Moral and Ethical issues brought on by Nuclear Technology

Rough draft Moral and Ethical issues brought on by Nuclear Technology

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IV.Moral and Ethical issues brought on by Nuclear Technology: a. Urgency “The world is on the precipice of a new and dangerous nuclear era with a dramatically increased potential for the actual use of these devastating weapons.” The urgent ethical demands this places on all of us as members of the global community – cannot be overestimated. Nuclear weapons have not and will not bring us security, rather the opposite: they are likely to cause animosity and resentment.” Many world leaders such as Senator Douglass Roche feel that nuclear weapons and human security cannot co-exist. Our ethics should have deep conviction in the belief in the dignity of every human life, profound value of creation, and in the intrinsic interconnectedness of the two. We have an ethical obligation to provide for genuine, inclusive human security, ensuring the survival of the human race and the earth. We can do this by not allowing weapons so powerful that they put at risk the very survival of the human species and the rest of creation. It is indeed sad to say but “The whole
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2010 for the course ENGR 390 taught by Professor Garland during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Decatur.

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