Frankenstein: What´s Genetic Modification?

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Part 1 Genetic modification has many negative impacts, one topic in particular that comes to mind are sports. Sports are one of the few things that are culturally accepted worldwide and introducing genetic modification can only be bad. The people, who are altered, could have major advantages in every sport you can imagine. If genetic modification were to go main stream, eventually, sports would be exclusive to the people who can afford to get altered. The players that cannot get modifications would have an automatic disadvantage no matter what they do. The only thing that can prevent this unfair advantage, would be to have a global sports rule that outlawed players who have been modified. However, this rule would be as easily bypassed as the other rules that are currently in place. Religiously,…show more content…
In the book, Frankenstein shows his disgust of creating a mate for the creature and he goes on to talk about all the possible consequences. “Had I right, for my own benefit, to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations?” this quote could directly apply to some of the problems of genetic modification. Frankenstein eventually comes to the conclusion that he does not have any right to create a second creature to satisfy the existing creature’s wishes as well as for sake of himself. By creating a second creature, it could possibly bring unintentional consequences to the future generations. Frankenstein felt so strongly against it that he stopped the creating and damned himself. As stated earlier in the essay, genetic modification benefits a sole individual that could bring harm to newborn children through the birth cycle. With Frankenstein’s resolution against the creation of the second monster, I think it is safe to assume that Frankenstein would be against genetic modification as well. The creature on the other hand, is a completely different
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