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Ktenology has quite a sinister meaning as is implied by above image. It is the science of putting people to death. I recently heard some disturbing news about lethal injections being available for purchase online for terminally ill/chronically depressed individuals. How do you feel about this? Ever since I can remember my mom has insisted I pull the plug rather than let her live out her life hooked up to machines. Even knowing her wishes I hope I never have to make that call.
I am sure you have heard stories about doctors who murder their patients (Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy) as well as stories about doctors who euthanize terminally ill patients (explore the ethical implications). Capital punishment involves the murder of criminals (you could explore the perspective of the scientist, the executioner, the prisoner or provide your own moral perspective and offer potential reforms for the penal system). What about animal shelters? In Sweden the shelters have a no kill policy but in my hometown unadopted animals were put down on a weekly basis. You can write from the perspective of a terminally ill patient. From the perspective of the doctor. From the perspective of the victim or the victim’s family. You might even write as an alien or a governmental agency whose goal is the extermination of a species. A very dark topic that has a lot of moral and ethical implications.