Venom: Nature’s Killer
Consider the video, Venom: Nature’s Killer, you recently watched in class and then post a thoughtful reflection. You may limit your comments to your own ideas or you may expand upon those offered by your classmates; either way, you’ll need to cite evidence from at least one source to support your opinion (a journal article, podcast, video on YouTube, etc). When citing a source, make sure you provide the URL. This assignment is worth ten points and is due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, Sept 25, 2012.
Zero points = no comments
Seven points = comments but no source cited and/or more than two misspellings
Eight points = comments, source cited but awkward sentence(s) and/or two misspellings
Ten points = comments, source cited, correct grammar, and one or fewer misspelling(s)
Topics to consider for discussion:
- What are your thoughts about the scientists and situations you saw in the video? Is there a particular statement or issue that caused you to think differently?
- What, if any, progress has been made in treating people with proteins from venom?
- During one scene in the video, Dr. Angel Yanagihara delivers a lethal dose of the Chironex venom, the Australian box jelly, to a mouse. Within minutes the mouse is in distress and appears near death at which point Dr. Yanagihara injects a trial blocker to save the mouse. What are your thoughts regarding the use of animals as test subjects?
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