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GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR REFLECTION PAPERS

For reflection papers on JUSTICE LECTURE SERIES, VISAYAN FORUM TALK, MANILA ZOO TRIP, and other activities that are optional:

1. Equivalent to a 1-page paper, with fonts that are reader-friendly, and single-spaced.

2. Ist half is on the nature of the activity:  What is it about, how many speakers, what is the flow of the program?

3. Make sure that you upload photographic evidence of your participation.

4. 2nd half of the paper is on insights and realizations that emerged from the activity:  Which part of the activity struck you the most?  How? Are there calls for actions you want to undertake?

Be guided!

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BIOETHICS AND MANILA ZOO

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Bioethics Class in 2011

 

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Bioethics Class 2014

How does a teacher create teaching moments?  Bring the class over to the infamous Manila Zoo and hope for the best.  Seriously though, the Zoo presents a lot of  ethical issues like:  should animals be used solely for human purposes, which include entertainment?  What constitutes humane treatment of animals? Although both visits left me with a heavy heart because of the sad state of the animals housed in there, those sweet smiles from students (a matter of course when Filipinos pose for pictures) in these photos make me smile a bit.  Should we give some love to the Manila Zoo?  It’s a complicated question, which deserves a long thoughtful answer.  One one hand, we deplore the sad plight of animals; on the other hand, we recognize and acknowledge the reality that for many poor people in the city of Manila, it is the only place where they can encounter exotic animals from faraway lands firsthand. Ethics demand justice, and justice—both for animals and people—deserve to be factored in when one makes an ethical consideration on this case. Justice and love go together, always.

Reminder: Join the DLSU No Impact Experiment

Reminder:  Join the DLSU No Impact Experiment

See my related post for details.

The Beginning of Everything: A Tutorial

One of the best animated tutorials on the Big Bang!

The Big Bang Really Happened!

Scientists capture first ever signal from the beginning of the Universe

Scientists capture first ever signal from the beginning of the UniverseExpand

It looks like an explosion from an 80s game, but you’re looking at the first direct proof of the event that started the Universe—the Big Bang. Those black lines represent the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, which “could have been produced by gravitational waves created by inflation” as predicted by Einstein. If confirmed, it could be one of the biggest scientific discoveries in history.

Astronomers Discover First Direct Proof of the Big Bang Expansion

Astronomers Discover First Direct Proof of the Big Bang Expansion

For the full story, go to http://gizmodo.com