I will always remember a discussion/argument I had in the first year of my PhD with a younger white female student. I felt that science needs to be guided by principles of justice to ensure we reach for the common good. She felt science should just find the right answer.

Today I found some of my notes from an ethics class I took later on. Google these terms and find out the ethical tragedies that went on. Good luck.

  • Tuskegee
  • Guatemala stds
  • willowbrook
  • tearoom trade
  • Fernald school
  • Milgram obedience
  • San Antonio contraceptive

send me a message or reply here with your reactions. Does your university have a class on ethics? Is it required?