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Monday, April 3, 2017

Final Project : The Case Against Perfection by Michael Sandel

I will be bringing hard copies of the readings to class for my presentation.

Quiz Questions

1. How much will it cost to get a clone of a dog? pg 5
2. What year was dolly the sheep cloned? pg 6
3. What are the four examples of bioengineering already on the horizon? pg 10
4. What did they say was "Viagra for the brain"?
5. What does MicroSort do? pg 23
6. T/ F The more an athlete relies on drugs or genetic fixes, the less his performance represents his achievement. pg 26
7. What has happened to the size of football players over the last 30 years? pg 34
8. What happened to HW assigned to children ages 6-8 between the years of 1981 and 1997? pg 59
9. What is Eugenics? pg 63


Do you want to live in a society where parents feel compelled to spend a fortune to make perfectly healthy kids a few inches taller?

Is a eight-cell embryo growing in a petri dish morally equivalent to a fetus? If so, is it ethical to discard of it?

Do you think that genetically altered athletes corrupt athletic competition?

Do you think people choose their spouse for love or for the features they possess to pass onto their kids?

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