Days of Thunder
The Fugitive (1993)
Concept featured in clip: Ethics
Location of clip: DVD:1:39:37-1:43:24


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Summary of clip: In this clip, Richard discovers that the drug test results for the drug RDU90 have been falisfied. He and Dr. Kathy study the liver samples and find that all samples are healthy and came from the same liver.
Connection of flickclip to the concept: Ethics in science is a major issue when it comes to experiments and studies. Many experiments are tainted by bias and malpractice. Peer review is an important deterrent from these unethical practices.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students:

a. How did Richard and Kathy discover the results were falsified?

b. Why were these results altered?

c. What were the scientists conducting the drug trials going to gain from changing the slides?

d. How does this scenario relate to ethics in science?

e. What are some other ethical issues in science?