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Reverence for Life     Year 10 Cath Tech
Who would put a value   on human life?
We want you to.
We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are  worth.
We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are  worth.• What about your grandparents?
We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are  worth.• What about your grandparents?• Parents?
We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are  worth.• What about your grandparents?• Parents?• Rank the amoun...
We want you to.• Give a value that you think that you are  worth.• What about your grandparents?• Parents?• Rank the amoun...
Who would do this?
• 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 ...
• During design and production, however,  crash tests revealed a serious defect in the  gas tank. In crashes over 25 miles...
• That is, if the car crashed going faster than  50km per hour (in Australia, that’s the  speed limit in suburban areas, y...
• If you were travelling over 50 miles per  hour (ie, on the motorway) and crashed, a  manufacturing fault would see a pre...
• Essentially, you would be trapped inside a  burning car if you crashed on the  motorway....any crash.
"Safety doesnt sell."                Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca Ford engineer
• Ford argued that it was cheaper to not  recall the product.
• The total cost at the time was $11 per car.
• Ford calculated that if 180 people died, and  180 people had serious burn injuries, the  cost of payouts in court would ...
• The cost of the recall was $137 million  dollars (at $11 per car)
• They decided NOT to recall the product
• Was this decision right?• Who gets to decide the value of a human  life?
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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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