Hong Jae Kim
12/12/2012 18:39:41

There are some debate is ongoing about dead whale on the sea shore. People are trying to avoid their responsibility about them. This article shows how people are selfish. The knowldege issue that I found is how far humans are responsible for our nature
Before the industrization people were born in nature. They communicate with the nature and live with the nature. As people are the smartest organism in Earth we got to protect our animals and nature.

Terry Nam
12/12/2012 23:47:41

Interesting point - we have to be responsible for protecting nature because we are the smartest organism. I know what you mean and I also think that we should be the one who needs to protect the nature. But don't you think that "smartness" actually drove the environment to this stage? For instance, our "smartness" occurred the "industrialization."Maybe, just like you said, we are trying to give some in return for the environment and being selfish.

Yejin Son
12/12/2012 21:05:19

This article is basically discussing about whether dead whale, which arrived to ashore, has to be removed by owners of the beach or others. Experts recommend that it has to be removed either by using big boat and haul it out or bury it in the sand. But why people still hesitating on making decision in spite of it's recommended by 'experts'? Maybe because it's an issue about nature,where humans belong with it, so they are taking more seriously about it? So, the knowledge issue that can arise at this point is: "To what extent does nature issue in terms of making decision affect us to change our reactions?"

Terry NAM
12/12/2012 23:44:11

Although experts have more in-depth knowledge than us, do you think we have to follow their words all the time, regardless of considering our situations? Also, I don't find people were being serious and thus not taking the action just because this issue is related to the nature. If people consider more seriously when dealing with the environment, there should not be anyone who takes car and emits large amount of CO2. What I perceived from this article was that people were just attributing their responsibilities to others due to high costs of disposing this dead whale.

Terry Nam
12/12/2012 23:32:04

Today, I read a news article that says numerous numbers of squids found in death on a beach with unknown reason. (unfortunately, the article was written in Korean so I don't find it worthy to share the link on here.) My KI in relation to this article is, "who has to pay all the costs on disposing this dead whale?" As this article mentions, we don't know who are responsible for this job, which requires large sum of money. Then, when we realize who should dispose this dead whale, do they have to pay all the costs? If it was discovered as human's fault, would those people who either directly or indirectly drove this whale's life to death pay most part of the expensive equipment? However, some people would believe that if it is not human's fault, then why would people dispose this dead whale? Preventing life organisms from dying is not available. Even though the science technology has advanced significantly, it is inevitable to face deaths one day. Then, do we have to keep suffering from this dilemma every single time when extremely large animals like whale die?

12/16/2012 22:52:37

There appears to be a dispute as to who should dispose of the whale. Some say the authorities should do it since its their job, but others say that since it was on private property, the people who owns it should clean it up themselves. How is responsibility defined? Is it ethical to say that the authorities are not doing their job because people say so? Or does material gain define who we are, and when something bad happens to it, the blame comes on us instead of the creator (nature in this case)?


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