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Values and Rhetoric: “Imaginary lines”

Creating the Narrative In addition to this ethics course, I’m taking a rhetorical theory and criticism seminar this fall. This combination inspired me to examine the Sedlak piece a bit more closely, observing how Sedlak attempts to persuade their audience that, once again and forever, engineers/scientists should be objective and technically focused, without consideration or awareness of their own humanity,…

Warning: Open-access is not always awesome

Hey, y’all! I know we are going to be talking about open access in a while, and we have been talking about ethics…here they merge! Spoiler alert: Science (the journal) performed a “sting” on open-access journals to highlight potentially unethical practices in publishing. It’s pretty bad, y’all. Take a look at the provided link! http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/10/03/Paper-written-as-science-hoax-published-by-157-science-journals/UPI-67611380846842/ I think that this issue…