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    Does "mandate to proceed" mean "mandate that shall be carried out"?

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    Some argue that such research (human embryonic study) violates the sanctity of human life; others posit that the potential to alleviate human suffering constitutes an ethical mandate to proceed.

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    Re: Does "mandate to proceed" mean "mandate that shall be carried out"?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    Some argue that such research (human embryonic study) violates the sanctity of human life; others posit that the potential to alleviate human suffering constitutes an ethical mandate to proceed (with the research).
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    Re: Does "mandate to proceed" mean "mandate that shall be carried out"?

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    Re: Does "mandate to proceed" mean "mandate that shall be carried out"?

    It means they are ethically authorised to carry on with the research.

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    Re: Does "mandate to proceed" mean "mandate that shall be carried out"?

    - but more than just 'authorised'. If something authorised them it would be a license. A mandate is more of a command. The sentence is referring to people who think that because researchers can proceed they must.

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    Re: Does "mandate to proceed" mean "mandate that shall be carried out"?

    I'd say it means an ethical obligation to continue on with the research since it could benefit many people.

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