• Question: if you created a deadly disease accidentally, would you tell the world to stop it or keep it a secret so no one could blame you?

    Asked by jimbobjones to Upul, Ian, Derek, Daniel on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Derek Mann

      Derek Mann answered on 18 Jun 2010:

      Yes I would certainly tell the world and take the blame rather than be responsible for lots of people dying.

    • Photo: Daniel Mietchen

      Daniel Mietchen answered on 19 Jun 2010:

      Part of being a good science is, as I just said, to be precise in reporting what you have done. Honesty is a prerequisite for this, and reporting the danger adequately would be imperative.

    • Photo: Ian Sillett

      Ian Sillett answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      I may have already done this in my running shoes! I’d tell people, of course, but I don’t work on stuff like that.

    • Photo: Upul Wijayantha

      Upul Wijayantha answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      I would let the world know, so everyone could protect themselves as best they can and more people can work on the cure so it could be stopped.