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How Ethics Works

How Ethics Works

Ethics is the consideration of what action is the best. This can be fairly straightforward when we only consider ourselves and there aren’t any significant unknown factors. But even under these restrictions, an ethical analysis can become complex. Consider this scenario: We can travel for one day to a location where there is one gallon […]

Balance in Ethics

Individualism is a philosophy that emphasizes the individual. Collectivism is a philosophy that emphasizes the group. Ethics is the process of analyzing and determining what is the best action to be taken. We know that best actions often focus on the individual and often also include groups. The key is to find the correct balance. […]

Ethics of Groups

Most ethical analysis processes will include some scrutiny of self, of other individuals that may be connected to the outcome of the decision, and of groups that are also in some way related to the outcome. “Self” is likely to be given some level of importance or priority over other individuals as this is the […]

User Network (usenet)

We have just passed a milestone in the history of the internet, as Duke University shut down its Usenet server. The idea for usenet was created in 1979 and it went on to become an instrumental piece of the dramatic story of the growth in use and functionality of the internet and web. UUCP (unix […]

Asteroid Groups

In the main asteroid belt, there are groups of asteroids that form clusters in similar orbits. Within the groups are smaller groups known as families who show orbital characteristics that are so similar that it has led to to theories that these families were formed by larger rocks being broken up by collisions. Main belt […]