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    1. 1. Reverence for Life Year 10 Cath Tech
    2. 2. Who would put a value on human life?
    3. 3. We want you to.
    4. 4. We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are worth.
    5. 5. We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are worth.• What about your grandparents?
    6. 6. We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are worth.• What about your grandparents?• Parents?
    7. 7. We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are worth.• What about your grandparents?• Parents?• Rank the amounts, from top to bottom....which is more valuable? Which is least?
    8. 8. We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are worth.• What about your grandparents?• Parents?• Rank the amounts, from top to bottom....which is more valuable? Which is least?• Why?
    9. 9. Who would do this?
    10. 10. • The Ford Pinto was invented in the late 1960‘s. "The Pinto was not to weigh an ounce over 2,000 pounds and not cost a cent over $2,000."
    11. 11. • During design and production, however, crash tests revealed a serious defect in the gas tank. In crashes over 25 miles per hour, the gas tank always ruptured. To correct it would have required changing and strengthening the design.
    12. 12. • That is, if the car crashed going faster than 50km per hour (in Australia, that’s the speed limit in suburban areas, you were guarenteed (100% of the time) to have the tank rupture
    13. 13. • If you were travelling over 50 miles per hour (ie, on the motorway) and crashed, a manufacturing fault would see a pretty good chance of having all the doors jam shut while the gas tank ruptures
    14. 14. • Essentially, you would be trapped inside a burning car if you crashed on the motorway....any crash.
    15. 15. "Safety doesnt sell." Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca Ford engineer
    16. 16. • Ford argued that it was cheaper to not recall the product.
    17. 17. • The total cost at the time was $11 per car.
    18. 18. • Ford calculated that if 180 people died, and 180 people had serious burn injuries, the cost of payouts in court would be about $49 million dollars
    19. 19. • The cost of the recall was $137 million dollars (at $11 per car)
    20. 20. • They decided NOT to recall the product
    21. 21. • Was this decision right?• Who gets to decide the value of a human life?

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