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1. What are the biggest debates between science and ethics today? Can you predict what
some of the future debates might be? Use examples from the reading and cite your sources.
The development of science has always been seen as a threat to ethics and morality,
especially as certain discoveries have been, unfortunately, made at the cost of human
suffering. Nowadays, scientific and technological development has been regulated, to avoid
situations like this from happening again. Yet, though we are under stricter regulations, the
problem of ethical violations persists. For example, “improved treatments for infertility have
raised a host of unprecedented ethical and legal issues concerning the rights of children,
surrogate mothers, and biological and nonbiological parents” (McClellan, et al, 400). The
increase of children born due to in vitro fertilization increased rapidly since the technology was
discovered, and it is still a subject of controversy. Surrogacy, in particular, is often criticized for
being another way in which the rich exploit the poor. (Cite) Fortunately, medical research
tends to be under a lot of regulation. Unlike medical sciences, though, the development of
weapons is not under too strict a rule. Therefore, I think that one of the biggest ethical
challenges to come would be the incorporation of Lethal Autonomous Weapons, as robotics
and computer science advance to allow this to happen. As we stand, the machines are
plausible, but not completed. When developed, the ...
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