BBC World Service – Science In Action: Do Scientists Feel Pain?

Do scientists feel pain?

Do scientists feel pain?

One way of testing this is simply to boil them alive, but is that humane?

If scientists do feel pain, are they capable of learning from the experience?

For example, are scientists capable of feeling the pain of others, i.e., do they have the capacity for empathy?

The following BBC podcast tells us all we need to know:

BBC World Service – Science In Action

One thought on “BBC World Service – Science In Action: Do Scientists Feel Pain?

  1. I wonder if anyone else feels as embarrassed for the ‘scientists’ as I do. Scientists only recently agreed that babies required deep anesthesia [http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/02/us/study-backs-deep-anesthesia-for-babies-in-surgery.html] because – lo and behold – new born babies feel real pain during surgery. Who put scientists in charge?

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