Recently I encountered an SE-EE question that, to my mind, raised some ethical issues. Specifically, the question related to designing a constant-current source for making colloidal silver.
Question link here
My position on this is that in the context of this question, it’s not such a great leap to make that answering it would be abetting and promoting quack medicine, which at the very least is fraudulent if not unlawful. I feel that as an ethical answerer it’s a moral obligation to not answer, and discourage others from doing so. And I did exactly that.
Others felt that it’s a ‘clear engineering question’ and it’s not up to us as answerers to judge.
What say you, meta-SE?