A Hippocratic Oath for Scientists

  title={A Hippocratic Oath for Scientists},
  author={Joseph Rotblat},
  pages={1475 - 1475}
  • J. Rotblat
  • Published 19 November 1999
  • Education
  • Science
T he tremendous advances in pure science made during the 20th century have completely changed the relation between science and society. Through its technological applications, science has become a dominant element in our lives. It has enormously improved the quality of life. It has also created 
An Ethical Affirmation for Scientists
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  • Education
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The proposed Oath of the Scientist provides a good foundation for the current generation of scientists, and will help to inspire graduates to reach for their highest ideals as they continue in their careers.
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Science and ethics
As scientific progress becomes increasingly fundamental to society, it is constantly challenging if not completely clashing with long‐held beliefs concerning the authors' ethical values; it is necessary to conduct ethical discussions in order to adapt the use of scientific knowledge to a general context that is in agreement with the basic principles of their civilisation.
Facing the Pariah of Science: The Frankenstein Myth as a Social and Ethical Reference for Scientists
This paper investigates how engaging with the Frankenstein myth may help scientists gain a more accurate understanding of their own beliefs and opinions about the social and ethical aspects of their profession and their work, and proposes a strategy to avoid being labeled as dangerous individuals.
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