Role cards for the panel discussion

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Dec 11, 2012 (4 years and 8 months ago)

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Human Genetic Engineering


A
Blessing
!


Jonathan Smith
, 21


Former cancer patient who volunteered
for a genetic transplant experiment and is
now cured.


Human Genetic Engineering


A
Curse
!


Father Sibelius, 56


Catholic priest, very conservative


think
s that only God has the right to
“create” life and thus, any form of genetic
engineering is a sin
.



Human Genetic Engineering


A
Blessing
!


Ad
r
ian Maddow
, 48


Philosopher


thinks that manipulating
genetic materials, after controlled
breeding, is the lo
gical next step in
cultural evolution and progress
.


Human Genetic Engineering


A
Curse
!


Mer
edith Pierce, 70


Historian


warns of the possible
discriminating motivations of genetically
manipulating humans (race, disabilities,
physical appearance)



Hum
an Genetic Engineering


A
Blessing
?


Elaine Walters, 32


Single mother of

a child suffering from
Fanconi

anemia


would definitely go the
same way as the Nashes, but cannot
afford the treatment
.


Human Genetic Engineering


A
Curse
!


Sarah Greene, 35


Pro
-
life activist
-

concerned with the
rights and status of the embryo as an
early
-
aged human life and therefore
considers embryonic stem cell research as
a violation of the
sa
nctity of life
.




Leader of the Debate




g
reets the guests



introduces the topic



monitors and structures the debate



makes sure everyone gets his/her
say



keeps the discussion going
(clarifying, asking for opinion,
etc.)



closes the discussion by summing
up

main aspects