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How do we strike that balance between biomedical advances and moral ethical responsibility

How do we strike that balance between biomedical advances and moral/ethical responsibility?

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of nature


Independent reading
Independent Reading and moral/ethical responsibility?

  • Monday’s focus question: Make a claim about what motivates your character.

  • Monday’s learning target: I can annotate a prompt to determine criteria for writing. Standard 7

    Are you on track to finish your book by the end of this week?


Quiz chapters 8 11
Quiz Chapters 8 - 11 and moral/ethical responsibility?

Answer the following questions on a blank sheet of paper.

  • Describe Justine’s story of what happened to her on the night of William’s murder.

  • What was the outcome of Justine’s trial?

  • In these chapters, we finally hear the creature speak for the first time. What does the creature ask of Victor ?

  • How does the creature continue to learn about the family he is watching?

  • What will cause the creature to change? Keep in mind his statement "I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous". What sort of psychological understanding is Shelley showing here?

    Read Chapters 12 – 16 for Monday, September 30


Questions to be answered
Questions to be answered and moral/ethical responsibility?

  • Is new medical or scientific discovery inherently problematic? Why or why not?

  • How do we determine whether a new discovery/capability is beneficial and acceptable?

  • What is your role and responsibility, as a member of the society, in determining whether a scientific or technological advance is acceptable and beneficial?


The story of baby fae
The Story of Baby and moral/ethical responsibility? Fae

Answer questions on handout as you watch.

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Promise and peril

As you navigate through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, use your handout to take notes on the connections to Mary Shelley’s novel.

Promise and Peril


What s there to worry about
What’s There to Worry About? (NIH) website, use your handout to take notes on the connections to Mary Shelley’s novel.

Human nature: The reason this novel still grips us!

Victor is a flawed human being and Mary Shelley taps into a fear that scientists, being fallible human beings, will not be wise or responsible enough to control their potentially deadly discoveries.


Answer and discuss
Answer and Discuss (NIH) website, use your handout to take notes on the connections to Mary Shelley’s novel.

  • Is new medical or scientific discovery inherently problematic? Why or why not?

  • How do we determine whether a new discovery/capability is beneficial and acceptable?

  • What is your role and responsibility, as a member of the society, in determining whether a scientific or technological advance is acceptable and beneficial?


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