complexity

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"The Commercialization of Clinical Trials: An Examination of Resulting Ethical Issues"

The Commercialization of Clinical Trials:  An Examination of Resulting Ethical Issues

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Decision Making

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A Defense of the Formal Education System (of sorts)

    This paper chronicles some epiphanies I have had concerning the formal education system. We have spoken in class several times of the need of formal education reform. We have detailed how insufficient the current system is in creating creative thinkers or even educated thinkers. We have spoken of how the system sets many people up for failure and disregards many other children whose minds work in ways different from the ones prized by our system. I wholeheartedly agree with all these sentiments, but as I think on them, my mind harkens back to two incidents: a conversation I had with my friend who attended school in Ghana and a book I read for pleasure.

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Legitimacy: the role and power of language in education

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
 – John Donne
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others
 – George Orwell, Animal Farm.
       In this class and some of my other classes across many disciplines, we have had several discussions whose aims were to impress upon us the truth of John Donne’s assertion that “no man is an island,” that we do not exist in a vacuum.  Especially in this class, we are discovering that even within ourselves, we are not an Island, so to speak. Inside the brain, where the seat of our persons and our cognitive functions reside, we find that the way we perceive the world is an ongoing interaction between compartments of the brain that we have termed the “storyteller” and the “cognitive unconscious” (Grobstein). In addition, we are discovering that more than one ‘person’ exists within ourselves – we are a conglomerate of multiple personalities, each with their own distinct character.

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Issues Surrounding the Human Genome Project

Biology in Society Senior Seminar

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 8

 

 

Issues Surrounding the Human Genome Project

“One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.” – Socrates

 

Questions:

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Biology in Society: Doctors vs. Their Patients in Ghana

Introduction
       Ghana is one of the more stable and prosperous west African countries. It has just about 3450 doctors for 23 million inhabitants, giving a ratio of about 0.15 doctors per 1,000 people (Ghanaian Health Stats). There does seem to exist a volatile and hostile relationship between doctors and their patients in the country (Lambon). The purpose of this paper is to explore the various possible reasons behind this hostility and discuss the possible means of its resolution.
Statistics

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Questioning the Scientific Method: Ethical Issues in Clinical Trials

 

Questioning the Scientific Method: Ethical Issues in Clinical Trials

 

 

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Heritable Disease Hypotheses: Occam vs. Murphy

Heritable Disease Hypotheses: Occam vs. Murphy

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