David Reimer Attitude

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The scientific method is described as “curious, skeptical, and humble.” (Meyers, 13) The definition of curiosity is defined by Merriam-Webster as “A strong desire to know or learn something.” The definition of skeptical is “not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.” And humble defined as “having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance.” When it comes to the scientific attitude, these three qualities are crucial in order to make groundbreaking and reliable discoveries. Without those three qualities, there is no maintenance of quality work and accuracy despite whatever subjects might be involved. In the case of David Reimer, the scientific attitude was not applied and a large disservice was created by the lack of proper scientific attitude and procedure. David Reimer was born Bruce Reimer in 1965. Phimosis developed after a few weeks which prompted circumcision. Bruce Reimer’s operation failed horribly leaving him with an irreversibly damaged penis. According to MCRCAD the “World-famous Johns Hopkins psychologist Dr. John Money urged Janet and Ron Reimer to raise Bruce as a girl. Dr. Money assured the parents that Bruce could become a happy and fulfilled woman, while warning…show more content…
Unfortunately, David Reimer committed suicide in 2004 at the age of 38. The traumatic experience with Money was something that haunted David until the end of his life. This is why it’s so essential to practice the scientific method of being curious, humble and skeptical. David overcame the lies that he had been told and became a step-father and a functioning man who felt better in his male body. Unfortunately, the horrific genital mutilation and unapproved use of hormones left David unable to conceive his own children. Money’s quest for fame, power, and manipulation killed the spirit and took the childhood of David Reimer. This is why the scientific method is ethical, and

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