andrewducker + ethics   48

Why I object to the worship of moral systems.
It's what makes me very wary of things like constitutions that are very hard to change and seen as more than "Some rules that makes it easier to live together."
funny  ethics 
december 2011 by andrewducker
Cancer jab girl died of tumour
So, the media will be retracting any scare stories, right?
bbc  cancer  vaccination  ethics 
october 2009 by andrewducker
Evil Science!
On three classic cases of "unethical" psychological experiments.
(Milgram, Stanford Prison Experiment, Little Albert)
psychology  ethics  evil 
september 2009 by andrewducker
The little white lie that grew
A judge breaks the speed limite by 6mph, lies to cover it up, the lie spirals out of control and now he's off to prison for two years for perjury...
law  ethics  australia 
march 2009 by andrewducker
'Philosophy’s great experiment
Fascinating piece on how philosophers and psychologists are teaming up to investigate how our morals really work.
science  psychology  brain  philosophy  ethics  academia  experiment  x-phi 
march 2009 by andrewducker
The Doctor behind the MMR autism scare faked his data
Despite involving just a dozen children, the 1998 paper’s impact was extraordinary. After its publication, rates of inoculation fell from 92% to below 80%. Populations acquire “herd immunity” from measles when more than 95% of people have been vaccinated.

Last week official figures showed that 1,348 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales were reported last year, compared with 56 in 1998. Two children have died of the disease.
science  medicine  autism  ethics  data 
february 2009 by andrewducker
How to Repair a Broken Financial World
Following on from the previous article with some advice about what to do about it.
economics  finance  politics  ethics  government  regulation 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Scientists dismiss 'detox myth'
One researcher investigated a Garnier face wash which claimed to detoxify the skin by removing toxins. The "toxins" turned out to be the dirt, make-up and skin oils that any cleanser would be expected to remove.
science  health  journalism  advertising  ethics 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Should we all just stop paying the mortgage?
An angry, funny and true look at the effects of bailing out people who signed up for mortgages they couldn't afford.
finance  ethics 
october 2008 by andrewducker
Free Will and Ethics
Fascinating results of what happens to people's ethics when you tell them they have no free will.
psychology  ethics  philosophy 
august 2008 by andrewducker
Twins reunited, after 35 years apart
Share favourite book/film/DNA. Not happy about having been split up and not informed of each other's existence.
biology  ethics  experiment  twins  nurture  nature  science 
december 2007 by andrewducker
A head for trouble
Despite the tedious moralising, there are mentions of a few interesting cases of people who had significant behaviour changes due to brain damage/tumours.
biology  ethics  health  medicine  neuroscience  psychology  science  brain 
july 2006 by andrewducker
What if...
Five philosophical thought experiments, to get your ethical brain going
ethics  philosophy 
may 2006 by andrewducker
The Law of the Monkey Sphere
Ever wondered why people don't seem to care about the starving people in Africa, or act in ways that seem completely callous? Here's an interesting take on it
culture  ethics  humour  psychology  science 
july 2005 by andrewducker
Top ten questions you should ask yourself when making an ethical decision.
As a note, I'd agree with 10,7,4,3 and 2. The others are all bollocks
ethics  advice 
february 2005 by andrewducker

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