The Ugly Little Boy Topics for Discussion

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1. How important to people are people's looks? How do you think Asimov views this matter? Support your opinion by appropriate references to the novella.

2. What choice would you make if you were in Dr. Hoskins place: would you take Timmie out of stasis; shut down the power to Washington, D.C.; cost Stasis, Inc. millions of dollars as well as possibly their future funding; and set Stasis, Inc.'s work back by years; or would you send Timmie back to a place he left four years ago—someplace wild, without civilization? Or is there another choice? If so, what would it be?

3. Is Dr. Hoskins a bad man? 4. Is Edith Fellowes a fool? 5. Is Timmie really human? What human traits does he display?

6. What should be the ethics for conducting experiments on Timmie or anyone like him? Remember that scientists in the story test synthetic...

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