“If, then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything worthy of death, I do not refuse to die; but if none of those things is true of which these men accuse me, no one can hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar.”
Bonus Round: Unfortunately nobody figured it out, but then I expected as much. Today’s title is the answer.
As part of my Ethics and the Professions class, we are studying a fellow called LeMessurier, who designed the Citicorp Tower in New York. Then he found out that it was liable to fall over in hurricanes, so he went to a lot of trouble to get it fixed (more at OnlineEthics). LeMessurier spoke to MIT students at one point on engineering ethics: “You have a responsibility beyound yourself, if you see something that is a social risk – good heavens! This thing would kill a thousand! – You must do something.”