Sunday, November 11, 2007

"Results of Death-Camp Experiments: Should They Be Used?"

Based on the homework assignment dealing with the Holocaust and those who were experimented on, what was your decision? Do you think this should be seen more as a moral issue or an ethical issue?

5 comments:

lisaking said...

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katrina337 said...

I ended up saying yes. While I don't agree that it was done in the first place, I think it would be a waste of the suffering and death to just let it go to waste. I mean, I think we should keep in mind to respect where the data came from, and pay attention to the circumstances the victims were under, and not repeat the experiments, but I do think that it could be useful and thus should be used.
I don't know if it's more moral or ethical...I think it's both, equally.

Rebecca said...

I think that it would be both immoral and unethical to dispose of the data. It would be unethical because it violates the ethical standard of utility. I realize that the data was extracted in the worst way imaginable, but there's no way to change that. Sure, we could try to deny it by disposing of possibly the only beneficial thing that could have come from it, or we could use it to save lives. I also think it would be immoral to dispose of the data becuase it would be an insult and a disservice to the millions of people who died in the camps. Destroying the evidence would accomplish nothing except officially declaring that those people suffered for nothing.

Rebecca said...

Oh, by the way: Mrs. King, could you please elaborate?

Leslie Lim said...

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