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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Quiz Feb 16

Our reporting group's gone missing, apparently. Let's improvise a quiz on Bioethics for Beginners in the interim. Help me out please.

Alternative quiz-

1. Who coined the term "bioethics"?

2. What's a good sign of the health of bioethics?

3. What's TIGR?

4. To what danger does synthetic biology open the door?

5. What % of the American population believes in evolution?


  • Reflecting on When Breath Becomes Air and Patient H.M., what can the field of Bioethics contribute to our understanding of and sensitivity to ethical issues concerning the premature end of life, the medical community's obligations towards stricken practitioners, and the consensual rights of mentally impaired patients?
  • Why do you think it took so long for Bioethics to become established as an independent discipline? Did (or do?) medical professionals consider themselves fully capable of monitoring and policing themselves?
  • Should medical professionals be more aggressive in educating the public about the core intellectual commitments of medical science

1 comment:

  1. 1. The creation of a self-replicating cell, while scientifically important, was not “playing God.” With this in mind, how do many religious groups view the creation of synthetic life? (2)
    2. In William Paley’s publication Natural Theology, what idea did first suggests that displays his views on the formation of intelligent design? (3)
    3. What two active chemicals in “magic mushrooms” did Gordon Walker patent after his trip to Mexico and what contribution did they have to medical research? (5)
    4. What is the intention of the creation of the robot vacuum cleaner known as the Roomba in regards to human domestic work? (7)
    5. What is the concern of Canadian researcher Christine Hitchcock regarding the concept of removing menstruation from the lives of women in order to improve their quality of living? (9)
    6. What issue does McGee find with “hooking search engine technology up to [his] mind? (11)
    7. What are the benefits of Polyheme and how does it seem superior to natural blood? (11)
    8. What debate does McGee consider to be one of the greatest failures of American democracy and for what reasons does he believe this? (15)
    9. What two things does McGee say can help “vulnerable newbies” of the new generation of scientists avoid bad habits? And why is it crucial for these to be a part the advising of young researchers? (18)
    10. Why does the NIH policy demand for the “unmitigated selflessness,” as McGee says, of all NIH employees and why does he consider this unfair? (20)