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  1. #1 Would human experimentation speed up science alot? 
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    If there was no legal, moral or ethical problems involved (for the sake of argument) and scientists got an unlimited supply of humans they could study and experiment on without limitation, how much would this speed up scientific research on the various fields of biology?

    Just curious what you people with knowledge of biology would predict, with an educated guess. Would progress skyrocket, increase alot, just slightly, or would it be a negligable increase?


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    How many amazing medical discoveries came out of Nazi Germany's experiements? Any?

    I think it's fair to say we just shouldn't go there unless it's extremely well controlled and completely volunteery from people who's chances are already bleak.


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    Undoubtedly it would accelerate scientific progress. Animal studies would become redundant and a lot of time and funding would be saved.Morally I think that this will never become an accepted reality, thank goodness. There are just way too many risks to human wellbeing involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    How many amazing medical discoveries came out of Nazi Germany's experiements? Any?
    The Nazis apparently did not follow rigorous scientific procedures. This does not mean that human experiments cannot be done according to rigorous scientific procedures.
    I think it's fair to say we just shouldn't go there unless it's extremely well controlled and completely volunteery from people who's chances are already bleak.
    Why is that fair to say? Isn't the objective to benefit the greatest number of people, I mean according to humanist philosophy?
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    Religion will not die out because it increases our survivability. There was once a human-like species that did not have faith or religion.
    Not necessarily. The rights of the individuals are still predominant--which is why we don't force healthy people to sacrifice their lives to act as organ donas who could save many others.
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    Human experimentation is essential to many breakthroughs, but unless a scientist can pay people to be test sunjects, or is comfortable using his or herself, your stuck with animals. Nazi germany could have made many amazing medical breakthroughs, with their little regard for ethics. As we know, destruction was the only thing on their mind. They were more concerned with tornado guns, rather than how to heal there soldiers twice as fast.
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    @Raziell
    I have begun an experiment on myself recently. I would apreciate it if you took a look at it. The thread is called Human Adaptation and Physiology Alteration.
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