Our discussion of the ethical treatment of un-contacted tribes in Brazil led us down many avenues. We talked about racism, suffering, and our responsibility to ease both. We finally ended up discussing abortion in the light of someone’s right to choose how their life should play out. We discussed the responsibility of a parent of a child with a genetic disorder that causes pain and suffering.
To further muddle the issue, I would like to present you with the following excerpt from Freakonomics. The file is password protected; for those of you who are not in our class, please read chapter 4 of the book!
Hello! I teach physics, calculus, object-oriented programming, and gastronomy at a rural Iowa high school.
I write for Edutopia, which is as close to George Lucas as the restraining order will let me get.
I love curing bacon, the Oxford comma, and getting students into the narrative arc of a lesson. I hate traditional grading, non-sparkling water, and being boring. [Warning, my proof reader is paid a teacher's salary]
I feel a little silly putting this here, but I've been asked about reproducing this blog's material more than once, so here's the copyright info: United States fair usage applies. An email would be nice for anything using more than a few paragraphs.