The main ethical issue is that many people, due to their religion or personal opinion believe that destroying human embryos is a form of murder. However many other people believe it is furthering our knowledge of science. I personally believe that scientific research is very important to our everyday lives, as it brings us new understandings and knowledge on how the world works. Although the opposite opinion of my own is very hard to justify as it is considered unnatural and wrong, I believe that the benefits for curing diseases and repairing important parts of the body, out way the negatives. Scientists have also begun looking at adult specialised cells, and figuring out how to make them unspecialised again so this ethical problem won’t be an issue anymore.
Babies by Design By Ahmad Theibich July 16, 2012 BABIES BY DESIGN Outline Thesis: Designer baby, a new medical invention has led to much debate in society where many affirm that changing the traits of a baby is a good thing while opponents refuse it believing it is a bad thing. I- The invention of designer baby is a good thing. A- Physical 1- Appearance 2- Health B- Mental 1- IQ 2- Memory C- Social 1- Education 2- Mortality rate II- The invention of designer baby is a bad thing. A- Physical 1- Disease 2- Mutation B- Ethical 1- Religion a- Christianity b- Islam 2- Freedom of choice C- Social 1- Social gap 2- Resemblance BABIES BY DESIGN Since the beginning of humanity, human beings started to search and invent new things to make their lives easier. During the 19th century, the world had witnessed several huge medical revolutions; patients who previously died from specific diseases are surviving now because of vaccination and new treatments.
Q) “Fertility Treatment is never justified.” Discuss (10 Marks) Fertility Treatment is the use of medicine and medical procedures to help infertile couples who want children, have children. Fertility Treatment is allowed in the UK as it is viewed as a fundamental desire to want to have children and thus we should help couples who are having trouble conceiving to conceive. However some thinkers would argue that this is wrong and should not be allowed. Natural Law thinkers are set well against Fertility Treatment. They have many issues with processes such as IVF as masturbation to gain the sperm used in IVF is viewed as a misuse of the genitals.
‘Gattaca’ doesn’t condemn the genetic experimentation itself, but it condemning the way it is used, and why it is used. Even though the genetic engineering can save the lives of the people, it is used blindly and the reason for using it is wrong. It doesn’t better people personality, it rather makes more selfish and narrow minded. According to the society of ‘Gattaca’ science means everything, it cannot be flawed and will always be accurate, but as shown in the film Vincent prevails science and reaches his dream. People rely on DNA and science too much, which could potently corrupt our society.
In Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood discusses eugenics, which is about encouraging and increasing the reproduction of healthy humans and decreasing the reproduction of people with genetic defects. Because the human race is flawed with humans hurting and killing each other and using up all the planet’s resources, Crake gets rid of them, by creating his own race of people that aren't flawed. This race of people is self-reliant, and won't hurt or kill others. However, eugenics is hardly a new idea. In history, humans have been using eugenics such as Hitler’s Aryan race.
To choose you lose Lisa Gerson, author of “Human Harvest,” argues that “egg donation inevitably gives rise to market forces that should have no business with reproduction.” People are continually offering more money for their notion of a “perfect child,” and creating an idea as if children were some sort of product. Throughout the article she discusses the negative effects on what egg donation brings about, and how it affects our society. Personally I believe that egg donation shouldn’t even be allowed, and the idea of picking your child’s really disgusts me. We don’t go out into the world looking for the perfect guy because we believe that he’ll make the perfect baby, but we go out in order to create a child in which we will nourish,
General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to think twice before making the decision to take the life of an unborn child. Central Idea: Although convenient, abortions are cruel and inhumane alternatives to pregnancy. Introduction Abortion is one of the most controversial and important topics of our generation. The number of people that choose to have an abortion is a growing problem but it could be improved through awareness. I know that no one wants to have an unplanned pregnancy but what if one day you found yourself in that very situation.
The place of religion in the public square is a debatable topic. In essence, the dispute centers on the fundamental question: should religious beliefs be excluded from consideration of public policy? That is to say, if society strongly believes that the state should not adopt or implement religious positions, views or policies; to what extent should religious ideologies or concepts be used to publicly support or oppose governmental actions? I believe religion is an important necessity of our society and should be included in everything. I believe religion is a very important part of the American society but should GOD have to compete with evolution if every dollar has God on it why is evolution being taught in schools and religion being short changed most of the time now.
The way I see it, human cloning is just another way for the government to try and control people. The world is already over populated so, why would we need these clones joining our societies and we don’t know what kind of risk they bring to our future. The possible creation of a human being through cloning raises many ethical concerns. It constitutes unethical experimentation on a child-to-be, putting these kids at unsafe risks of bodily and developmental deficiencies. Sending a clone to school is a major risk because, if the other kids don’t except him no one knows how the clone will react to social rejection.
It cites many peer-reviewed experiments, in which people are subjected to certain mental tests and questions. The book concludes that overall, faith can positively influence one’s subconscious mental activities if they truly believe that God can help them. One of the problems with the book is a lack of acknowledgement that strong, passionate belief can cause harmful actions. The Crusades and the 9/11 terrorist attacks were both initiated by people who interpreted their faith as a means to take harmful action against a group of people who do not share their faith. It’s important to address this danger, and although faith can certainly create the benefits described in How God Changes Your Brain, it’s irresponsible to ignore that faith, being a psychological tool, can be used for both positive and negative means.