Teaching social responsibility: The manhattan project: Commentary on “six domains of research ethics”

Science and Engineering Ethics 8 (2):206-210 (2002)

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This paper discusses the critical necessity of teaching students about the social and ethical responsibilities of scientists. Both a university scientist and a middle school science teacher reflect on the value of teaching the ethical issues that confront scientists. In the development of the atomic bomb in the US-led Manhattan Project, scientists faced the growing threat of atomic bombs by the Germans and Japanese and the ethical issues involved in successfully completing such a destructive weapon. The Manhattan Project is a prime example of the types of ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities that scientists may confront.
Keywords social responsibility  Manhattan Project  teaching teachers  research ethics  science and responsibility  atomic bomb  nuclear weapon  nuclear bomb  ethical dilemma  Science  Technology and Society (STS)  Public Health Service (PHS)
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-002-0019-0
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