Children under the microscope — the ethics of science

Short & Curly

By ABC Radio

Children under the microscope — the ethics of science

Wednesday, 22 June

In the 1950s, a group of young boys took part in a now famous experiment to find out how easy it would be to turn two groups of children into enemies. The boys didn’t know they were in a scientific study, and many later regretted the things they did to each other. Is the knowledge we might get from such an experiment worth the pain it might cause to get it?
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