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1 World Literature Tuesday, January 3, 2012 and Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2 Learning Targets Define ethics Develop skills in note-taking and research Explore the following essential questions and develop an opinion of the role that science plays or should play in our world today and in the future: – What should be the boundaries of science if any? – How do you determine your ethical limits on issues?

3 Todays Activities and Agenda Warm-up What should be the limits on science, if any? At what point does science go too far? Explain your answer. (write then discuss as a class) How do you determine if something is good/right to do or not? Agenda 1.Discuss warm-up 2.Introduce ethics in science unit 3.Define ethics and morals 4.Discuss moral dilemmas 5.Read article defining ethics as related to science 6.Practice reading of informational text and note-taking

4 Ethics in Science Unit Research assignment to develop research skills. – Research two sides of a current issue in science with a partner, either present information with visual or engage in debate against another pair Develop skills in reading informational text This will tie in with literature (By the Waters of Babylon and House of the Scorpion

5 Definition of ethics the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc. (Example: medical ethics). that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.

6 Defining morality the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong founded on the fundamental principles of right conduct rather than on legalities or custom

7 A moral dilemma to ponder Pete, who guards the results of Academy Award voting, is approached at a New Years Eve party by a famous actor named Don. Look, Don says, I want to win the Oscar badlyif youll make sure my name ends up on the list of nominees, and then rig the voting so I win the award, Ill donate $100 million to charities to help poor children in Africa. If you refuse, Ill spend all that cash as selfishly as I can. Petes thinking it over. He knows its a bribe, but its also a chance to do a huge amount of good for people in need. Pete himself will probably never have $100 million to donate to a good cause: he wonders if he needs to do this good deed and make a major positive difference in the world. Pete can either accept or refuse the bribe. What should he do? Why?

8 A 2 nd moral dilemma to ponder Jane is a police officer whos been investigating John for months. Based on what shes seen, she feels sure that Johns responsible for numerous thefts, assaults, and several murders, but she cant find enough evidence to put him to trial. This morning, Jane was talking with another officer, and learned that they have evidence to put John on trial for a recent murder. The problem is, as they were talking, Jane realized that she had been following John that evening as part of her investigation, and that he wasnt at the scene of the crime when the murder was committed. If she speaks up, the charges will be dropped, and John will walk free. Should Jane tell the other officer what she knows about John, or allow him to be convinced of a crime he didnt commit?

9 Why take notes? As a college student and beyond, you will be in lectures and meetings. Note-taking will help you recall and organize important information. To help you with test prep. Writing notes helps you remember. and helps store information.

10 Read article defining ethics. 1.Take notes on the note sheet 2.Informal Discussion with partner 3.Create a more workable definition of ethics with partner

11 HOMEWORK If you dont have one already, get a King County Library card. It will help you immensely with your research and will give you access to some great sources.

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