Science is difficult for even its researchers to understand. Science journalists must understand scientific discoveries well enough to write clear, accurate explanations of scientific discoveries for laypeople. A sense of ethical judgment will help journalists ensure that their accounts are reliable and appropriate. Responsible science journalists will maintain a working...
Most philosophical discussions of moral consideration for animals focus on
animals as a single category, neglecting to differentiate them by type or role (such as
wild, domestic, laboratory, or companion). Moreover, the importance of the individual
animal in terms of relationship to humans is de-emphasised.
Animals should not be discussed...
This work is an inquiry into misogyny and patriarchy in order to move
towards women's liberation. The role of misogyny is questioned through a
collection of personal essays that illustrate the interconnectedness of
women's experiences and feminist theory. The author's experiences with
gender construction, cultural ideas of beauty, and sexuality...
This play is designed to explore what we value about forests. Target audiences are adults and high-school youth; can be adapted for children. Consists of two ready-to-print PDF documents: a 40-page script with 11 scenes and suggestions for staging and costuming; and a theater program that also serves as a...
Current calls for prison abolition have been met with major public resistance.
It is time for movements for prison abolition to engage with these questions: How
have contemporary people of the United States come to accept mass incarceration and
the prison industrial complex, and, what is the impact? Using an...
Surrogate motherhood is a very complex issue with
many groups having vested interests. In order to measure
attitudes specific to surrogacy a 20-item Likert Scale
with high reliability was developed through item analysis
(N=131, Part-whole correlation range 0.749-0.478).
Correlation of surrogacy attitudes was subsequently
related to six other instruments: AIDS,...
In a democratic system, or a system of rule by the people, economic arguments are not sufficient for the creation of public policy. There are many important values that should influence our public policy decisions including: human dignity, justice, trust and authority. Public policy is not only a matter of...
Standard accounts of women's relationship with technology stress women's need
to overcome anxiety to achieve competence with computers. Recent studies provide
evidence that this woman-anxiety-technology connection is an oversimplification of
the relationship between women and computers. New literature also suggests that
making computers more appealing will help girls overcome computational...
"‘Biometrics is at the forefront in our agenda for homeland security,’ declared Asa Hutchinson, the Department of Homeland Security's undersecretary for border and transportation security, at the 2004 Biometric Consortium Conference” .
Flashy retinal scanning and voice activated computers were once considered technologies for science fiction movies and novels. Nowadays,...
This research evaluated the ethics competencies which were
determined to be important to the curriculum of an ethics course for
students studying Nondestructive Testing and Welding Inspection. Data
were gathered from samples of American Society of Nondestructive
Testing Nationally Certified Level III's (N = 268), American Welding
Society Nationally Certified...