Social DQ

Social DQ What values and ethics are involved in the practice of good science Science has become the cutting edge tool in the hands of corporation. Ethics, the study of "right and wrong", can be defined in a number of ways in theories and in application. A keen analysis of the theories signifies that values and ethics are inseparable from science. Issues concerning the practices of good science have ethical implications and an individual or a group learns through experience as to what is valued in organizations. The organization culture and team ethics describes what people actually believe and what they ought to value. It can be disingenuous to look at science as free of values as from the practices of good sciences only more immediate values concerning norms and customs may pursue. A comprehensive study into the theories and practices reveal that science is not let off from ethical behavior. Science captures the kind of behavior that is in interest for ethics. Gender and creed have not been the only component to mould good sciences but regional origins religious believes and traditions, social class and personality traits have major contributions too. Scientific values and ethics can permeate through society and social classes. Human psyche is habitual of assimilating the scientific values with other ethics and values. In the practice of good sciences, the operation of concrete facts in always in coherence with social values and ethics. Improbabilities and human interpretation causes some tribulations in applying scientific values. Sciences do not generate new ethical principles but its practices impart information and explore the matter inside them. Some technologies influence values in a more subtle manner. (Allchin) (Goguen, 2003)
What drugs are commonly abused (legal or illegal) Why do you think people are reluctant to confront illegal drug use In families In the workplace
More often drug abuse starts while trialing and testing the affects of different drugs. Some individuals (young persons and adults) become a prey to these substances under the influence of the substance abusers while others hold a more prospective view and make healthy routine decisions about drug and alcohol. The most frequently and seldom abused substances are Tobacco, Steroids, Caffeine, Alcohol. These are the legal substances which are not banned by the government other illegal abused substances include Cocaine, Opium, Mescaline, Marijuana, Phencyclidine, Heroin and other inhalants like sniffing glues and lighter fluids.
Dealing with a relative or friend who abuses drugs can be tremendously stressful. Like the recovering addict, family and friends can find emotional support, understanding and hope from outreach, education and advocacy groups. But then again, there is always reluctance to confront a relative or a family member. When a person initially gets to know that their loved one is involved in drugs, firstly there is high amount of anxiety as to what can be done. Dealing with the situation alone is often a hassle for most people because they do not feel that they can make the right decisions amidst such a situation. This situation is a very critical one and poses considerable pressure on the one who has been exposed to this piece of news. Coping with the pressure, the person becomes reluctant to confront the individual about it because he or she feels that if they confront their family member it might lead to their relationship getting harmed. Then, if the situation is not negated ultimately or has a negative effect where everybody gets to know about the person using the drugs, it will surely damage the relationship and the trust that the drug user has on the family member. (Rodeck &amp. Whittle, 1999) (Machamer &amp. Silberstein, 2002)
Works Cited
1. Charles H. Rodeck, Martin J. Whittle (1999), Fetal Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Practice. Churchill Livingstone
2. Douglas Allchin. Values in Science: An Introduction. Retrieved from http://www1.umn.edu/ships/ethics/values.htm on March 12, 2008
3. Joseph Goguen (2003). CSE 175: Social and Ethical Issues in Information Technology. http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/users/goguen/courses/175/s5.html
4. Peter K. Machamer, Michael Silberstein (2002). The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science. Wiley-Blackwell