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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 months ago

Hypothetical question time. Who is responsible in this case?

Bob is a genetic engineer. He's been working on a side project for several years: a new species with the intelligence of a human. Finally, Bob makes a breakthrough. He has created a creature superior to humans in every way. Bob excitedly begins the process of incubating a full-grown specimen. All of Bob's testing indicates that the creature is perfect.

As Bob has chosen to accelerate the growth rate, it is full-grown within a few weeks. Everything is still indicating that the creature is perfect.

Then one day, one of Bob's colleagues decides to mess with his specimen. She teases the creature and makes it angry, and it lashes out and kills her.

Who is at fault here?

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  • 9 months ago
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    Legally, it's the fault of the manufacturer of the incubator that birthed the specimen. It was obviously faulty and produced an inferior genetic product, and as section 4, paragraph 12 of the Genetic Incubation Quality Control Act says "All incubators must work well and not end up making faulty genetic things that lash out and kill real people" so, obviously, something's gone wrong. So Bob should sue their backsides off. Hope this helped.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Coroner's Jury will find "Death by Misadventure".

    The woman is at fault during the Wrongful Death Hearing by 90% for provoking the incident, He is 10% wrong for creating the the monster.

    He will be fired for unauthorized research, using laboratory facilities without authority. The creature will be destroyed.

    The Company will seize all his materials and logs for future research, should it appear profitable; since he did it on company time, et cetera.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    That would be Bob because he created a monster.

    However, special interest groups would find out and Bob and his work would disappear to a lab hidden in some obscure ex-Communist country.

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