Governments should not fund any scientific research whose consequences are unclear.
Write a response in which you discuss your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the possible consequences of implementing the policy and explain how these consequences shape your position.
The development of scientific research and the scientific method has been an important advancement in social and biological sciences. This has lead to the discovery of many medications and theories of mind which are important for the lives of people around the globe. Government funding is therefore important in order to address these types of issues. However, funding scientific research when the consequences are unclear is unethical.
First, it is important to know what effects your research will have on the lives of people involved. For example, when studying a drug on depression, it is vital to understand first the consequences it will have in whoever is testing the drug, whether it be animal subjects or human subjects. It is unethical to give people a drug that scientists are unaware of the consequences to a patient. Second, if and when this drug or scientific advancement is approved to make an appearance to the public, the unknown consequences can be detrimental to the health and well-being of the people who interact or use the specific scientific advancement.
It is important for the government to consider what scientific research is truly important and which research is unnecessary. Health and mental health research should be the priority when choosing to fund research. Without adequate health the human race will surely start deteriorating. This kind of research should take place over research involving space or computer technology, for example. While it is important to study and explore these subjects, it should not be in the top priorities for funding.
Before the code of ethics was implemented into scientific research, there has certainly been scientific research with unknown consequences that has yielded important findings. For example, the Stanford prison project allowed researchers to study behavior, particularly obedience, compliance and power on human subjects. Dr. Zimbardo, director of the study, stopped the experiment earlier than expected because he saw the subjects distressed. These consequences were unknown to Zimbardo. He didn’t even see the distress himself, others had to tell him to stop the experiment. While this study is widely known and taught among psychology courses and is useful in understanding the power that an individual can have over another individual who is made to believe is less than, it caused severe psychological distress in the people involved and might have caused long lasting effects. Therefore, it is important to know of consequences your research can have before starting for the sake of the people involved like the participants.
Scientific research is an important tool in the advancement of human health. It has had the power to cure diseases; however, knowing the cost and benefits of scientific research is imperative for the safety of others as well as helps the government weed out projects of less importance and focus on well established research projects that will benefit humans without possible harm.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
first, however, if, second, so, therefore, well, while, for example, kind of, as well as
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 30.0 19.5258426966 154% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 11.0 12.4196629213 89% => OK
Conjunction : 18.0 14.8657303371 121% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 11.3162921348 106% => OK
Pronoun: 28.0 33.0505617978 85% => OK
Preposition: 59.0 58.6224719101 101% => OK
Nominalization: 14.0 12.9106741573 108% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2543.0 2235.4752809 114% => OK
No of words: 474.0 442.535393258 107% => OK
Chars per words: 5.36497890295 5.05705443957 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.66599839874 4.55969084622 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.98425309349 2.79657885939 107% => OK
Unique words: 224.0 215.323595506 104% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.472573839662 0.4932671777 96% => OK
syllable_count: 776.7 704.065955056 110% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 3.10617977528 161% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.38483146067 46% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.2370786517 109% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 68.9543506919 60.3974514979 114% => OK
Chars per sentence: 115.590909091 118.986275619 97% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.5454545455 23.4991977007 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.0 5.21951772744 77% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 7.80617977528 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 10.2758426966 117% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 5.13820224719 136% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.83258426966 62% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.18518965605 0.243740707755 76% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0654264899956 0.0831039109588 79% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0483957797833 0.0758088955206 64% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.115383095055 0.150359130593 77% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.040072194088 0.0667264976115 60% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.6 14.1392134831 103% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 50.16 48.8420337079 103% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.81 12.1639044944 114% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.54 8.38706741573 102% => OK
difficult_words: 116.0 100.480337079 115% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 11.8971910112 71% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.