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Aaron is charged with a Type 3 Offence and he defends the charge by saying that his actions are saved by the Experiments Exception under law. Which of the following statements is true in relation to Aarons actions?

A

Aaron is not guilty since he performed an experiment to save himself (a human being) from suffering.


B

Aaron is not guilty since he performed an experiment with the intention of prolonging the life of the pup.


C

Aaron is guilty since his actions do not constitute an experiment done with the purpose of advancement by new discovery of knowledge for saving or for prolonging life or alleviating suffering or for combating any disease.


D

Aaron is guilty since offences cannot be performed in the course of experiments for advancement by discovery of new knowledge.

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Correct option is C)

The correct answer is (c) - Aaron is guilty since his actions do not constitute an experiment done with the purpose of advancement by new discovery of knowledge for saving or for prolonging life or alleviating suffering or for combating any disease. Aaron’s actions were not undertaken with the purpose of advancement by new discovery of knowledge. Although Aaron may have saved himself from temporary disturbance and distraction, his actions do not in any way amount to discovery of knowledge that is useful for saving or for prolonging life or alleviating suffering or for combating any disease, whether of human beings, animals or plants generally and therefore aren’t covered by the ‘Experiments Exception’. Therefore (c) is the correct answer and not (a) or (b). Option (d) is logically inconsistent, and cannot be correct, since the exception applies to offences, and as a result of the exception, any offences committed during the performance of experiments of the nature permitted by the exception will not amount to offences – provided such experiments are for ‘advancement by new discovery of knowledge which will be useful for saving or for prolonging life or alleviating suffering or for combating any disease, whether of human beings, animals or plants’, which , as we have seen, is not correct in this case.

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Aaron is charged with a Type 3 Offence and he defends the charge by saying that his actions are saved by the Experiments Exception under law. Which of the following statements is true in relation to Aarons actions?

A

Aaron is not guilty since he performed an experiment to save himself (a human being) from suffering.


B

Aaron is not guilty since he performed an experiment with the intention of prolonging the life of the pup.


C

Aaron is guilty since his actions do not constitute an experiment done with the purpose of advancement by new discovery of knowledge for saving or for prolonging life or alleviating suffering or for combating any disease.


D

Aaron is guilty since offences cannot be performed in the course of experiments for advancement by discovery of new knowledge.

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Correct option is C)

The correct answer is (c) - Aaron is guilty since his actions do not constitute an experiment done with the purpose of advancement by new discovery of knowledge for saving or for prolonging life or alleviating suffering or for combating any disease. Aaron’s actions were not undertaken with the purpose of advancement by new discovery of knowledge. Although Aaron may have saved himself from temporary disturbance and distraction, his actions do not in any way amount to discovery of knowledge that is useful for saving or for prolonging life or alleviating suffering or for combating any disease, whether of human beings, animals or plants generally and therefore aren’t covered by the ‘Experiments Exception’. Therefore (c) is the correct answer and not (a) or (b). Option (d) is logically inconsistent, and cannot be correct, since the exception applies to offences, and as a result of the exception, any offences committed during the performance of experiments of the nature permitted by the exception will not amount to offences – provided such experiments are for ‘advancement by new discovery of knowledge which will be useful for saving or for prolonging life or alleviating suffering or for combating any disease, whether of human beings, animals or plants’, which , as we have seen, is not correct in this case.

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