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Discussion of Lab Reading 3 Bio 240: General Genetics Spring 2011 Questions for Immoral Advances Please answer the following questions and come up with one of your own before your lab meeting on the article by D. Jones in the New Scientist entitled “Immoral Advances: Is Science Out of Control? ” 1. What is the “Naturalistic fallacy” and give an example from your own experiences of where the idea that “natural is good” appears to work and where it appears to fail.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Wolpert argues that “knowledge, not a moral heuristic, is the best guide to thinking about the desirability of scientific or technological progress.” • Come up with an example supporting or undermining this position. • Can you think of any pitfalls to such an approach to making decisions about public policy this way? • What does it imply about your role in society as someone who is pursuing a better understanding and knowledge of genetics?...
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