Be the first to like.

Share

“I did this experiment only for the symbol of peace between religions and science … It’s just symbolic.” he told Motherboard. Sri Kosuri, a UCLA biochemist working on DNA for data storage and quoted in the paper was not amused, tweeting “2018 can’t end soon enough”.

Peak 2018, an inspiring science project, or something else? I will argue for the third option.

From an ethics standpoint there are two obvious main issues: self-experimentation and the religious aspect. But the standard self-experimentation question “was it an appropriate self-experiment?” might actually be the wrong one, since the aim was stated to be symbolic:

…continue reading ‘In My Own Blood I Have Written the Things Important to Me’

Image: By Zephyris at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5971161

Be the first to like.

Share
Practical Ethics

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply