Biological Disaster

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Picture that there are two people who decide to have a child. They discussed and settled upon allowing nature to decide how their child will turn out. Time passed and once again they wanted another child, but this time they choose to let science do the deciding. They scheduled an appointment with a doctor to decide on characteristics such as hair and eye color, intelligence, height, and sex. As more time passed the natural born child was more and more an example to the family as to what science had done for their second child. Child number two grew much faster, was physically stronger, and excelled more rapidly in school, in comparison to their first born. As a result of this advancement, the father began to take a special interest in the younger child and soon began ignoring the other child. The older child had a special interest in becoming an astronaut, but because he had a heart problem and lacked the estimate of long life, he was never permitted to pursue his dream! s. Society did not want a liability in work and choose not to take a chance on someone that might not work out intellectually or physically. No matter how much he studied or how much he trained, he was not accepted by the overwhelming society of people Continue...

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Genetic discrimination may also be experienced in the workplace as well (White, Callif-Daley, and Donnelly 3). John Von Neumann stated that technological possibilities are irresistible to man, while his partner Dr. How will society be balanced with employment Will people evolve to such lengths that nobody wants to flip burgers or work as a garbage man Will they be forced into a specific job at birth due to their genetic makeup showing an undesirable futureSince the science of genetic engineering is so new, people can't be 100 percent sure about what type of situations they are creating. The word "family today has become a term which people use very loosely. For instance a future form of Hitler could arise for the creation of a "perfect race. Science may grant a world of filled with more intelligent, healthy, and attractive people. The story is an example of how far society may go if permitted to toy with the very backbone that defines who we are as people: our genes. These are the two men who created the !most destructive creation in our history, the atomic bomb!By trying to make everyone perfect through science, our human race is taking a step backwards from evolving to accept those that are overweight, not so smart, a different race, and people that are not so attractive. Scientific research is now giving us powerful insights into our genes, making it possible to reveal previously unknown and unimagined genetic secrets. This tale is a brief summary of the movie Gattaca. The entire purpose of studying medicine is to provide treatments to cure problems for people. If we are to receive a true and enduring benefit for these scientific victories, we must be alert to problems that this knowledge may create. It is my belief that while the advancements in genetic science allows for many beneficial opportunities; the disadvantages far over power the advantages. These days there are children having children, single parenting, and even gay and lesbian adoptions. If gene therepy would also open the doors that could rid people of psychological disorders forever.


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