A worldview of word associations:
Branches of Government
Sources of Law
Economics – Monopolies – Constitutional Bargain
Inequalities – Structural Inequalities
Engineers – Ethics, Facts and Opinions
APPLY THEM – USE THEM – WORK WITH THEM
What can be patented: define it. What can not be patented?
Can “nature” be patented? Explain. Biological patents
What problems are represented in this example of “science” by Thomas Jefferson“?
How is your relationship with Henrietta Lacks? HeLa; Should cells have a guardian? Family legacy?
Should you be able to patent a human gene? More info a la PBS.
Example of the US Supreme Court’s intersection with patents – Oyez
If you are at an ice cream social, and a colleague tells you they have met someone who seems to be genetically incapable to the following: mean, selfish, prejudice and bias. Your bio-engineer friend explains she took a snippet of hair, and isolated the gene for these valuable traits. She believes that the gene can help the planet get past all the nastiness we suffer. Can she get a patent? Should she? How many of the words in the worldview association might be of use in explaining this all to her and yourself?