Talk:Hippocratic Oath for scientists

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As the text is the seven principles of a code to be adopted by all scientists worldwide, it is logical to assume that this text will not have any copyright.

Green tickY – confirmed. — madman bum and angel 18:10, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

The text is no longer predominantly copied from another page Tachyon502 (talk) 22:45, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Would it be interesting to link from here to the "Engineer's Creed"? Either, and/or BeckyAn (talk) 04:50, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

or to here: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:45, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Perhaps a better link would be here: however all/most Professions have codes of ethics that are enforced through their Professional bodies and the rulings of which affect the membership necessary to practice. LookingGlass (talk) 08:48, 25 November 2013 (UTC)


Is there a way to expand this article so as to outline the "issues" that "scientists" see as setting them apart from those other members of society similarly empowered (the other Professions), and thereby, in some quasi-mystical manner, to elevate them above any enforceable requirement for ethical conduct? The deification of science achieved by virtue of being "understood" as being concerned only with the pursuit of "truth" is one. If it is the only one then it could have it's own section. The obvious "problem" is that doing so might foster some debate, but simply outlining the main reasoning for and against ethical conduct in science should be simple enought to summarise. LookingGlass (talk) 08:44, 25 November 2013 (UTC)