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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What is stem cell research?

2)

Do you support stem cell research?

3)

What are your thoughts on stem cell research?

4)

What are the potential benefits for stem cell research?

5)

Why are so many people against stem cell research?

6)

Do you agree that stem cell research is like scientists playing God?

7)

Would you allow scientists to use your stem cells to reproduce body parts for you?

8)

Do you think the religious leaders should stay out of the debate on stem cell research?

9)

Do you think stem cell research will provide cures to many illnesses?

10)

Do you think stem cell research will be a normal and accepted part of medicine in the future?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘stem cell research’?

2)

What do you think stem cells are and why do you think they are so useful?

3)

Stem cells are taken from laboratory-created embryos that are four or five days old. Is this murder?

4)

Do you think new viruses might accidentally be created with the use of stem cells?

5)

Are you worried that stem cell research is like cloning?

6)

Do you think it’s wrong to put the brakes on scientific research, especially with something like stem cell research?

7)

Do you think stem cell research is like creating Frankenstein’s monster?

8)

Would you help fund stem cell research if it helped cure people you know from illness?

9)

Where will stem cell research be 50 years from now?

10)

What would you really like to know about stem cell research?


 


 
 
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