Conversations on Science and Society 07/04/06

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
Topic: Although it isn’t true that “on the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog”, many people think it is. So how does the sense of anonymity affect how people act online? Do people have different ethical standards for online and in-person behavior? That is a question that Sissela Bok begins this program with, and her reflections are sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing. She is the author of a number of books on contemporary moral issues, and none is more contemporary than this one.