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Monday, April 7, 2014

Group 3

We discussed about the Harm Principle as we saw in the first book that we read. It was mentioned that this is one of the reasons why we have laws and regulations by the government. This brought us to the discussion of the boundaries that our government sets for us and if the Harm Principle affects individuals for themselves rather than an individual affecting others. Food regulations in terms of portion size, quality, and cost were considered as an example.

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  1. FQ: ______ and _____ are two forms of power.
    (Health, intelligence) p.37

    FQ: T/F. Productive synergies can emerge as more individuals in a society find their individual capacities enhanced.
    (True) p.44

    FQ: T/F. According to the text, if resources are not available to all parents to genetically enhance their children to meet the new standard, government should provide them through systems like tax-transfer.
    (True) p.48

    DQ: If the enhancement of a persons intelligence, longevity, etc. became possible in the remote future, do you think that liberal democracy would survive? That is, if one country makes a law to genetically enhance(make better) their entire population while the more liberal country does not have any laws mandating the enhancement, the latter country will lose its international strength.

    link: http://neuroethics.upenn.edu/index.php/penn-neuroethics-briefing/cognitive-enhancement
    talks about cognitive enhancement and the three ethical issues that surround the idea.