STS 403 Quiz 2

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STS 403 Quiz 2

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  • 1. 
    In Ch 1 of Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that we know Homo Sapiens is... 
    • A. 

      The wrong designation for humans

    • B. 

      The ultimate point of evolutionary change

    • C. 

      Is too inclusive a designation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Gregory stock in ch 1 of redesigning humnas says that bioethicists and scientists alike...
    • A. 

      Have not thought through the larger implications of the wave of new technological developments in reproductive biology

    • B. 

      Have carefully thought through larger implications of new technological developments in reproductive biology

    • C. 

      Ignore the larger implications of the wave of new technological developments in reproductive biology

    • D. 

      Underestimate the larger implications of the wave of new technological developments in reproductive biology

  • 3. 
    In chapter 1 of redesigning humans, gregory stock says that dismissal of technology's role in humanity's genetic future is ___________ among biologists who use advance technologies in their work.
    • A. 

      Common

    • B. 

      Rare

    • C. 

      Wholly absent

    • D. 

      Mandatory

  • 4. 
    Gregory Stock in Ch 2 of redesigning humans says that progress in fields such as artificial intelligence, bio informatics and the design of computer chops _______________ the pace and extent of our ability to reshape human biology. 
    • A. 

      Will be irrelevant to

    • B. 

      Will retard

    • C. 

      Will greatly influence

    • D. 

      Cannot affect

  • 5. 
    In Ch 2 of Redesigning humans, Gregory stock says that when considering having a working link between his brain and a super computer he insists on two criteria.  Which pair of criteria does he demand?
    • A. 

      A positive ethical evaluation and the benefits must be worth the discomforts of brain surgery.

    • B. 

      The benefits could not be as easily achieved through some noninvasive procedure and a positive regulatory evaluation of safety

    • C. 

      The benefits could not be as easily achieved through some noninvasive procedure and the benefits must be worth the discomforts of brain surgery

    • D. 

      None: He believes such brain-computer links to be wholly unacceptable

  • 6. 
    Gregory stock in Ch 2 of redesigning humans says that the difference between a cyborg and a fyborg is.... 
    • A. 

      A matter of politics

    • B. 

      A matter of boundaries

    • C. 

      A matter of economics

    • D. 

      A matter of ethics

  • 7. 
    In Ch 3 of redesigning humans Gregory Stock says that as effective somatic therapies become common
    • A. 

      Reduced public concern will smooth the way to actually genetically manipulating embryos

    • B. 

      Widespread concerns about fairness and equity occur

    • C. 

      Deepening religious objections to "playing god" will emerge

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Gregory stock in Ch 3 of Redesigning Humans say that the fundamental discoveries of genetic manipulation will flow from research
    • A. 

      Done Secretly

    • B. 

      Performed in third world countries

    • C. 

      Controlled by the government

    • D. 

      Deeply embedded in the mainstream

  • 9. 
    In Ch 3 of Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that although the Human Genome Project offers great promise, for gaining control of our evolutionary future,
    • A. 

      Most scientists working on the project oppose gaining such control

    • B. 

      Most scientists working on the project are unaware of this potential

    • C. 

      This promise is far from the minds of most scientists working on the project

    • D. 

      Most scientists worry that such control will aggravate public panic

  • 10. 
    Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock in Ch 4, says that notions of giving people gills or wings are... 
    • A. 

      The stuff of science fiction

    • B. 

      A certainty

    • C. 

      Likely, but very distant

    • D. 

      Already being implemented

  • 11. 
    In Ch 4, Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that "artificial chromosomes" will...
    • A. 

      Develop reliable generalized methods for germline intervention

    • B. 

      Enflame public concern

    • C. 

      Enlarge research bugets

    • D. 

      Never happen

  • 12. 
    Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock in Ch4 says that the biggest challenge we will face from germline technology is
    • A. 

      Not from its failure but from its success

    • B. 

      Political opposition

    • C. 

      Religious opposition

    • D. 

      Managing its costs

  • 13. 
    In Ch 5 Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that present prospects for retarding or even reversing key aspects of human aging 
    • A. 

      Are reasonably good

    • B. 

      Are wholly fantastic

    • C. 

      Are undesirable for several reasons

    • D. 

      Merely wishful thinking

  • 14. 
    Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock Ch 5 says that at the present...
    • A. 

      We have a very clear idea of the limits of the human lifespan

    • B. 

      We already know how much the human lifespan might be extended

    • C. 

      We have made no real progress in extending the standard of human lifespan

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    In Ch 5 Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that if human lifespan doubled, the changed trajectory of human life...
    • A. 

      Would transform our institutions and our lives

    • B. 

      Would have little real impact on our social intsitutions

    • C. 

      Would reinforce tradition institutions

    • D. 

      Would significantly debase our culture

  • 16. 
    In Ch 6 Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that advances in genetic manipulation
    • A. 

      Will never genetically determine our native toungue

    • B. 

      Will someday genetically determine our native tongue

    • C. 

      Will make spoken language obsolete

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    In Ch 6 Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that if one identical twin gets Alzheimers, the other win has a ______ chance of being affected
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      75

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      10

  • 18. 
    Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock in Ch 6 says that if comprehensive studies show that variants of a relative handful of key genes are responsible for tendencies toward specific personality traits
    • A. 

      It may be possible to select or modify embryos to achieve these predispositions

    • B. 

      It will still be impossible to select or modify embryos to achieve these predispositions

    • C. 

      It will still be immoral to select or modify embryos to achieve these predispositions

    • D. 

      It will become morally imperative to select or modify embryos to achieve these predispositions

  • 19. 
    In Ch 9 Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that one day we
    • A. 

      Will abandon the effort to manipulate the genes of our children in sophisticated ways

    • B. 

      Will regret manipulating the genes of our children in sophisticated ways

    • C. 

      Will prohibit the manipulation of the genes of our children

    • D. 

      Will manipulate the genes of our children

  • 20. 
    Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock in Ch 7 says that some nations
    • A. 

      May permanently reject genetic technologies

    • B. 

      May reject genetic technologies for a while, but this will prove to be ineffective

    • C. 

      May make genetic technologies mandatory

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    In Ch 7 Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that public policy in Germany and France
    • A. 

      Both banning human germline engineering catagorically

    • B. 

      Both are endorsing human germline engineering

    • C. 

      Differ with France banning it and Germany endorsing it

    • D. 

      Differ with Germany banning it and France endorsing it

  • 22. 
    Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock in Ch 8 says that the current discussion about human enhancement is not what it seems.  He says that tehre is a deeper issue, which is:
    • A. 

      Medical Safety

    • B. 

      The well being of our children

    • C. 

      Philosophy and religion

    • D. 

      Protecting the human gene pool

  • 23. 
    In Ch 8, Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that reproductive technology progresses...
    • A. 

      Is bound to drift out of the hands of traditional medical researchers and clinicians

    • B. 

      It is likely to come under even tighter political regulations

    • C. 

      It is unlikely to be left to the free-market mechanisms

    • D. 

      It is likely to be controlled by religious organizations

  • 24. 
    Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock in Ch 9 says that germinal choice technology 
    • A. 

      Will never live up to expectations

    • B. 

      Will offer us significant benefits

    • C. 

      Will produce significant physical and emotional harms

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    In Ch 9 Redesigning Humans, Gregory Stock says that humanit'ys manipulation of _____________ has served as a unwitting pilot project for our coming manipulation
    • A. 

      Corn genetics

    • B. 

      Canine evolution

    • C. 

      Cattle evolution

    • D. 

      Soy genetics

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