[LMB] Barrayar: medical ethics
Judy R. Johnson
jrj at fidalgo.net
Mon Apr 12 00:44:12 BST 2010
On 4/11/2010 3:32 PM, Zivya A wrote:
> Vagen: threat, menace, hope, or what?
> Vagen is a chemical weapons specialist. ... Also
> the only hope for a baby's life.
> Life, or death? It's the same hands. What do you do when the
> gift is double-edged like that?
> Tony Zbaraschuk
NEW -- JRJ> Use it if you need it and can strike a deal that works.
Vagen's motivations for his career choice are his problem. To raise
one's hands and recoil from salvation because you don't like what else
your savior might have done with his skills is counterproductive.
Seemingly unattractive career choices are often piquant in their
history, and may be quite acceptable if the whole truth could be known.
Who doubts if the status quo is ever well enough to be let alone
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