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Do scientists need strict ethics?


Scientists are not subject to strict ethical codes like lawyers or doctors etc. Many new discoveries have seriously bad effects on people and the environment. Isn't it about time science and tech were subjected to much tighter professional ethical controls?

 

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22 months ago
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    Oztinato 22 months ago

    I totally agree and wrote a hub on it. They urgently need legal accountability. Many are greedy for profits and forget about the environment and people.


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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    Oztinato 18 months ago

    I agree. It would be great if things like plastic/carbon fibres in the water could be avoided in the future. Such materials can be stopped at the source before they get into the biosphere. Scientists can no longer say "we didn't know".