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“How inventions and discoveries are used is not the concern of the scientist.” To what extent do you agree? by Mind Map: “How inventions and discoveries are used
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“How inventions and discoveries are used is not the concern of the scientist.” To what extent do you agree?

The scientists would not be able to think as creatively as before because they would be afraid of how their inventions would be used.

Inventions and discoveries are the result of scientists trying to challenge their own mental capacities. Putting them in charge of how their inventions are used might hinder their creative development for fear of misuse.

For some scientists, the sole purpose of inventing and discovering is to help mankind and further development, therefore they would be very concerned about how their inventions are used.

Thomas Edison and his invention, the light bulb.

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Albert Einstein, who created the famous mass-energy equation, opposed those who used the equation to create the nuclear bomb, as it was used to harm and not as an energy source, which was what he wanted.

Multiple parties are concerned about it.

Governments as well as organisations have a say in how appropriate the inventions and discoveries are used. For example, drugs have to be regulated by officials by the Food and Drug Administration before the public can be exposed to them.

Profit-driven companies who fund the scientists' research have a major say in whether the inventions are kept for private use or mass-produced.

Some scientists may only be interested in acquiring personal gratification/glory for their achievements and may not be bothered about the manner in which their inventions are used.

Acquiring the Nobel Prize

Monetary awards

Fame and recognition

Scientists are after all the cause the inventions and should take responsibility of how the inventions are used.

If scientists do not control how their inventions are used, it is as good as giving it away to be misused as any discovery can become harmful if placed in the wrong hands.

Stem cell research has broken much ground in science and technology. However many people feel that it is just another stepping stone towards the highly controversial topic of human cloning. If scientists do not handle this technology with care, it may eventually lead to undesirable outcomes if used by the wrong people.