King’s School debates ethics of science

PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 May 2012

The 'Big Questions' debate at The King's School with guest speakers Steve Hughes, Michael Morrison, Emily McIvor and Jean Harrington with host Ed Pawson. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref sho 8628-18-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The 'Big Questions' debate at The King's School with guest speakers Steve Hughes, Michael Morrison, Emily McIvor and Jean Harrington with host Ed Pawson. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref sho 8628-18-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Pupils debated whether it is wrong to create human and non-human cross-breeds at a discussion on the ethics of science at The King’s School.

The Big Questions event attracted speakers from staff at Egenis, the Centre for Genomics in Society at the University of Exeter.

Organised by the school’s head of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, there was a short introduction on each of the topics, followed by a strong audience debate last Wednesday.

The students at the Ottery academy, and members of the public, discussed ‘Should we be treated on the basis of our genes?’, and ‘Should health-care aim to make us ‘better than well?’.


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