In the past, scientists (and people calling themselves scientists) conducted experiments that push the boundaries of what is and is not morally acceptable, while others have gone far beyond that line.
It’s much better now, but that doesn’t mean people don’t yet have ideas for experiments whose results they would like to know if only they didn’t have to worry about things like “morality.” “or sound like some sort of modern day grotesque Dr. Frankenstein.
On Reddit, scientists answered the question “What is it that you desperately want to experience, but that will make you look like a mad scientist?” “. Below are some of our favorites. We will step in if anything needs to be developed.
Cloning serial killers
“I want to take DNA from infamous serial killers like Dahmer or Albert Fish or others, clone them, then raise the baby in a normal, supportive and loving family,” he added. RecalcitrantJerk mentionned. “I would study children throughout adulthood to see what education is and what nature is like.”
While no one has gone so far as to clone a human to test the whole “nature versus culture” debate, in the 1960s, child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr Peter Neubauer in a study funded by the United States National Institutes of Health, took an unknown number of pairs of twins and triplets and separated them into different families. A man who got involved in the study alleged that the placement families were selected on the basis of different socio-economic status. The twins and triplets weren’t aware of their siblings, although some of them discovered it by accident, as the award-winning Sundance documentary documents. Three identical strangers.
Dissolve the story
“I am experimenting on old coins” Philieselphy wrote. “Museums are generally against me doing a full compositional analysis because that would involve dissolving the whole piece in acid. But that would certainly tell us a lot more than not.”
Give bowling to people with serious but treatable illnesses
A doctor wanted to see how effective the placebo effect really is, by giving Skittles to people with treatable conditions instead of life-saving drugs.
Make the book / movie Bedroom for real, but worse
While no one has done this as a scientific experiment (because yes), there are examples of people who have been brought up in extreme conditions of neglect, isolation and deprivation that there is. not much we can learn from such a dark experience that we don’t already know.
After the death of his mother and father, a boy was reportedly kept for years in a chicken coop by his grandfather, before being tied to a bed for two decades. After being rescued, he improved and even laughs, but never developed a language.
Someone is getting these CRISPR ASAP scientists
They forgot the Trip 2: the mysterious island reference.
Some would say it’s the regular Olympics
The only thing worse here than the question is the answer
(Also, just go watch The Blue Lagoon)
One for fans of medical ethics
Do not let this person come near a laboratory
(Did Dr Moreau’s Island does not teach us anything?)
And finally, one that would be interesting to see
Wait that too sounds familiar …
In summary, however, ethics committees may be a good thing after all.
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