Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What's Missing?

What's missing from this article?


The same things often missing from such articles: connecting the actions with science or scientists.

America used Guatemalans for an STD study. Scientists are working on a cure for cancer.
Corporations use animals in experiments. Scientists have developed prosthetics for dogs.
Countries are engaged in research to discover how to wipe out an enemy's food supply in a time of war. Scientists are engaged in research to discover how to increase the food supply.

Keep your eye on it as you read news articles. See how often scientific research that is either inhumane, or may lead to things people do not desire, is attributed to something other than the scientists or to science. See how often scientific research that is considered beneficial is attributed directly to scientists or science itself.

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