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Old 05-02-2007, 12:11 AM   #11
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In some cases, the only warning is "I have no idea what this might do, it might even drive you insane or kill you, 'kay?" lol
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Old 05-06-2007, 03:19 PM   #12
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I can’t remember who said this but “if we risk nothing we gain nothing”or something like that. I would personally say that it is all a go if the “test subjects” know about what is happening and agree to go with it. The knowing what is happening is particularly important for me.
Hmmm... the agreeing part is that's particularly important to me, I think. I'm pretty big on choice and human agency, and I feel like it's more important for someone to freely make the choice, than for them to know what you're going to do. Yes, they need to know something of what they're getting into---

But if the options were "know what is going to happen, but have no choice about it" or "don't know what's going to happen, but there's the choice to participate or not," which would YOU choose? (And this includes non-explicit non-choice, like recruiting very poor people for dangerous tests, etc etc)

Heh, and with that, I also have to add: I agree with you, that ideally both should be present: you should be well informed AND able to choose freely.
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:38 PM   #13
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as long as its consentual.
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:46 PM   #14
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In some cases, the only warning is "I have no idea what this might do, it might even drive you insane or kill you, 'kay?" lol
yes, of course it is.
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