First Poll

We will use polls to help determine what topics to cover. Potential topics and polls will be posted here. Please feel free to suggest topics or reply/comment on topics already listed.

Which two topics most interest you? (Please pick two)

Poll ended at Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:56 am

GMOs, e.g., effects on health and food supplies, ethical implications
6
19%
Issues in evolution, e.g., cultural evolution, directed evolution via genome editing, memes, selfish genes
11
35%
Genomics and technology, e.g., blurry lines of science, medicine, computer programming in HGP
4
13%
Genome as digital object, e.g., ownership and privacy of genome, advertising and health insurance ramifications
4
13%
HGP successes and their philosophical significance
1
3%
HGP and determinism
3
10%
Big Science issues, e.g., role of government in genomics, communicating with the public, relationship to religious communities
1
3%
Issues in the philosophy of ecology, e.g., relationship among different species in process of evolution
1
3%
 
Total votes: 31

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First Poll

Postby ShawnMiller » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:56 am

Here is the list of eight topics -- groups of topics, really -- that we generated in class Wednesday. Your votes will determine what we study starting in Week 3. You can change your votes after casting them, but the poll closes Saturday at noon.

Once I have the results, I will find readings that address the topics and put them on the schedule. We will continue to revisit the issue of what we want to study throughout the (short) quarter, so this isn't the last opportunity you'll have to give input.

If you have questions or comments about this list, just reply to this post. Thanks!

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