Cloning ethics in Jurassic Park

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Ethics in Jurassic Park- Cloning. When deciding whether an issue is ethical or unethical, many things need to be taken into consideration. Ethics can be defined as a philosophy that refers to good conduct and morals in a person or business. Differentiations in opinion most often come from people who have opposing beliefs, which can ultimately be the reason for argument on what is “right” and what is “wrong.” Common themes seen when it comes to ethics are religion and personal experiences. The question then arises, when does one cross the line into making a certain issue unethical? We discuss the topic in a classic movie from the early 90s, Jurassic Park, which tells a story of what happens when scientists use the technique of genetic cloning to recreate dinosaurs for a theme park. When they accidently create a species that is smarter, and more aggressive than they intended, the argument arises on whether genetic cloning is ethical or unethical. I believe that genetic cloning is unethical if a species has been extinct by a natural process. “The central ethical dilemma of the 1993 Steven Spielberg film, Jurassic Park, hinges on the question of whether man should employ his knowledge of genetics to revive a species that had become extinct as a result of natural processes” (Stolyarov II). The situation created by the film is very controversial after dinosaurs defy security measures and destroy the human-built theme park known as Jurassic Park. We learn that a business scheme to get tourists to tour a theme park full of man-made dinosaurs in their natural habitats quickly turns into a fight to stay alive when the dinosaurs prove to be more aggressive and true to their colors than the scientists ever fathomed. Instead of growing to be peaceful animals, we learn that they are blood-thirsty monsters attacking guests every chance they can get. When the owner and main

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