In my years on the ‘net, I’ve seen any number of people want to interview others or get them to take surveys for everything from a short high school or undergraduate paper through to graduate research projects and books. And they so seldom manage to meet basic ethical guidelines for making sure they aren’t wasting their participants’ time at best or endangering them at worst.
Quick Hit – on Ethics classes.
An 11 year old put FN in his place.
Sunday Soapbox – Shooters join with Fred Nile on Ethics Classes
NSW Shooters and Fishers Party throw their support behind Fred Nile on ethics classes.
Quick hit: NSW Coalition drops active anti-ethics classes policy
The NSW Coalition has said they will not attempt to reverse the introduction of ethics classes in Special Religious Education time this year. Classes begin this term.
Ethics classes to be offered in SRE time in NSW
Ethics classes in special religious education time (SRE) are almost certainly going ahead in NSW, in 2011 at least. What do you think? If you have a child will you or would you have them attend the ethics option in SRE time? Will you or would you volunteer to be an instructor?
Cardinal George Pell, humbug
He’s at it again: Faithless are coarse, uncaring and without purpose, says Cardinal Pell. Most of it’s typical tosh. We’re all utterly miserable hedonists, apparently. He even goes Godwin on us:
Catholic: “Scripture kids would miss out on ethics”
Gack, if it’s possible for me to be less and less impressed with organised Christian churches and their attempts at changing the way the State runs, it’s happening. They’ve been appearing to be increasingly panicked about the prospect of schools… Read More ›
Values are not exclusively Christian.
The article linked to below attacks the idea of teaching ethics in NSW Public Schools “at the expense of scripture”. As a parent who is also an atheist, I quite like the idea of ethics classes that have nothing to… Read More ›
Do I tell the rest of the family* about the big box of chocolate I just got in the post, or do I squirrel it away as a stash to be raided at will for the next few months?
Having “the right” to do something does not make the act immune to criticism
A US blogger, Ed Whelan, who blogs under his own name so that his legal CV bolsters his credibility has outed a pseudonymous blogger, publius, who lets his arguments stand purely on his writing. He attempts to justify his act… Read More ›