I now believe that "Unpredictable Factors" could be used in the classroom as a jumping-off point for discussions of professional ethics. The story presents both the education and science research sectors and would surely result in some great critical thinking. So, please suggest to the story to any rhetoric, reading or writing instructors you may know.
Here, I've adapted the editor's questions as possible discussion points.
As a hardened criminal?
As a sociopath?
As a terrorist?
As an opportunist? (As the author, I vote for this one!)
As a naive and careless incompetent? (This one works, too.)
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