Can Science Demonstrate Racism or Genocide is Morally Wrong?

The aim of including moral questions in science education is because scientists are people. They are paid by governments, corporations and academic institutions to do work which affects other people. They even make pitches to those institutions for funding - knowing more about the implications of their research than anyone else.

A physician has to be aware that his skills may be used for good or evil (a forensic pathologist on a hit squad from Saudi Arabia, anyone?). Those involved in the Manhattan project sometimes had regrets afterwards because they didn’t sufficiently consider their human responsibilities beforehand.

The reality of Novichok, for example, is a reality painstakingly created by human effort, whose only use is homicidal.

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