Book 2 Identity and Values: Study Tools
Chapter 4 – Application to Social Issues
Vocabulary (click on the word for the definition)
arbitrary – Based on individual or subjective feelings or judgments, rather than based on reason and objective principles.
Dr. Jerome Lejeune
Dr. Jerome Lejeune – Dr. Jerome Lejeune was a French geneticist who became famous in 1958 when he discovered the Trisomy 21 genetic condition responsible for causing Down Syndrome. In the early 90s, Dr. Lejeune showed that a single-celled zygote, even before it implants in the mother’s womb, has a full, unique, individual human genetic code.
empirical – Able to be known through the five senses; known through observation and experience rather than through logic.
fertilized egg –
human genome –
inferior – To be lower in quality or value.
legitimize – To sanction or to give something the “green light” or a “thumbs up.”
subordinate – To be under the power or authority of someone else.
transcendental – A reality that goes beyond physical reality.