You turn your back on me for one minute, and there I go writing about bioethics again. This time, it’s about corruption and industry-funding of bioethics, and how that’s a Very Bad Idea:
With great power comes great responsibility. While this sentiment was first given voice in a Spider-Man comic, the idea itself is a common cultural trope that focuses on responsibility and accountability to something greater than oneself. The contrast of the trope is best summed up by the phrase â€œwith great power comes great perksâ€, or with Rob MacDougallâ€™s argument in defense of industry funding bioethicists.
I manage to talk about Spider-Man and Western movie tropes, and also had an invigorating discussion about religion and Spider-Man behind the scenes when editing this. You know you’re intrigued. Give a click and read.