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“The possession of knowledge carries an ethical responsibility.”

Is everyone's right in this world to know everything. What are the limitations of knowledge? Who decides what a person should know?

In everyday life.. If you are sitting an exam and you have know the answers to the questions but your classmate doesn't, and asks you for help. Do you have an ethical responsibility to impart that knowledge?

Albert Einstein had unparalleled knowledge of Nuclear Physics. Did he have an ethical responsibility to impart this knowledge?
Led to the invention of the nuclear bomb
Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In the case of Ben Johnson at the 1988 Seoul Olympics he was given performance enhancing drugs by his doctor, not knowing what they were but trusting his doctor. He then got caught and lost his world record and gold medal. Was the doctor responsible as he was the one who had the expertise of the medication and if it could be caught or not?

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    Nov 27 2012: Gabriella Salazar asks the same question. See the latest post in the QUESTIONS category of TED Conversations.

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