We’re going down a slippery slope now! – Bill Best
This is one of Professor Best’s favorite lines to use when the IDEAS seminars discuss ethical issues in engineering and technology.
Although it be a little overused, this quote really does describe a lot of the things that are discussed in the IDEAS seminars. The IDEAS seminar is a place to ask questions about society, ethics and disasters that generally would not be asked anywhere else. With this in mind, a lot of questions that are asked open a whole can of worms, because everyone has a different view on the topic and people start to argue with each other. (That’s probably one of the funnest things about IDEAS) If you’re interested in constructive arguments with people, then IDEAS just might be for you!