braindamagedmonkey7 karma2013-03-15 20:47:30 UTC
I don't know the details of those experiments, but you make it seem like they're just mad whims without any motivation, surely that's not the case?
I can imagine any of those tests could bring useful science, especially in understanding how the brain woks eg. what areas of the brain are responsible for fear (monkeys and plastic snakes), or gaining insight to various neural pathways influenced by cocaine, mushrooms or ecstasy.
Besides, haven't many scientific discoveries been made on mad whims? Not saying it's right, but can you really say there is no trade-off between ethics and science here?
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