Like any other science, genetic engineering also has pros and cons. Let us look at some of them. Pros of Genetic Engineering Better Taste, Nutrition and Growth Rate Crops like potato, tomato, soybean and rice are currently being genetically engineered to obtain new strains with better nutritional qualities and increased yield. The genetically engineered crops are expected to have the capacity to grow on lands that are presently not suitable for cultivation. The manipulation of genes in crops is expected to improve their nutritional value as also their rate of growth.
Doctors make no use of the embryo. If embryonic stem cell research was legal the discarded embryo could be used to save lives. Although the life of the embryo not continued its cells can be used to help others live longer and healthier. It could be considered the faith of the embryo to help mankind in finding and creating the cure for many diseases. Politicians and other people fighting against embryonic stem cell research are saying that it would cost too much money to fund.
It brings money for research, credibility for the country, and medicine improvements. All of this cannot happen without education. Improving and supporting education is very important for a country’s development. Kaplan wrote, “Unless the middle classes are enlarged and institutions modernized, the wave of democratization will not be consolidated.” The government needs to be ruled by the majority of the people. The middle class is the majority.
Gilberto Pena Brent Jackson English 122 19 June 2013 Evaluation Argument Daniel Boorstin in his writing “Technology and Democracy” disputes that the human interest in technological advancement does not always lead to solutions but rather more troubles. As humans our society is always in search of bigger better a newer ways to improve on our standard of living, what we fail to observe is what Boorstin disputes in his article. Boorstin believes that we in fact are actually losing more than we are gaining but fail to recognize the problems that are to be had with new technological advances. As fascinating as Boorstin’s ideas may be suggestive of at first glance, his ideas on technology aren’t all that correct. Yes, we may desire
The Paradox of Technology There is no question that technological growth trends in science and industry are increasing exponentially. Many critics of technology believe that the rapid advancement of technological development, despite the benefits, has become in many ways detrimental to society and life. The study of genetics, molecular engineering and robotics is a few areas of technology that is advancing rapidly. The paradox of the 21st century technology is will our growth in technology benefit society or will it potentially destroy society. Gene therapy is a promising approach to the treatment of genetic disorders, debilitating neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and endocrine disorders such as diabetes.
Opinions in society differ over whether there should be any genetic manipulation of humans. Some people believe curing diseases such as cystic fibrosis and other genetically disabling diseases should be considered ethical and acceptable, but advancing human intelligence, strength and personal characteristics is not. Others believe that genetic manipulation of humans of any form is unethical and therefore should not be done while others believe it is advantageous and advancements should be pursued. One of the main reasons people are opposed to genetic manipulation of human beings is because it could go wrong. It is very hard to determine all the potential effects of gene therapy.
Most of the 'undesirable' traits were not heritable, they came from environmental conditioning. Even if they were heritable traits, sterilizing these people would not purge the defective genes from our gene pool. The reason for this is because there is a spontaneous pattern of mutations in our genetic make up. Mutations can be caused by numerous environmental factors also and not just from the existing gene pool (Crow, 200). To support this misuse of evolutionary theory, this paper will argue against eugenic programs and sterilization by proving that behavior is not solely heritable, how gene pool size discredits an ideal gene pool, and how deleterious mutations can occur to even the most genetically fit people.
This was because of the explosiveness of the debate whether or not stem cell research should be allowed, and the federal government at that time did not feel as though federal money should be allotted towards such a controversial research project. The Bush administration felt as though the money could be best used elsewhere. The research was still allowed to continue, just not with the aid of federal money. This changed when Obama took office however, and because he was such a firm believer in the benefits research in stem cells can provide now, and the future, he decided to portion an amount of the national funds towards stem cell
By the passing of centuries people have become more concerned about society and the way we conduct life. This is why life has improved throughout the decades, by creating electricity, computers and internet and so on. Secondly, studies suggests that people who worry too much have higher levels of activity in regions of the brain that aid in communication between parts of the brain. These regions are thought to have contributed to the evolutionary success of humans, the researchers say. According to scientists even though excessive worry has been generally considered a negative trait and high intelligence a positive one, worry may cause our species to avoid dangerous situations, regardless of how remote a possibility they can be.
And how will this technology be useful for the long-term growth of the firm must be considered. The focus of Research and Development of the firm should not be misdirected by this deal and their productivity should remain at the optimum in their area of focus and strength. Another area of pondering was the potential conflict between the Monsanto deal with the Lundberg one. Both the partners have many of their focus sectors overlapping making them difficult to stay in their respective markets neutrally. Secondary parameters which can influence the process of decision making can be the additional “benefits” like better resources, improved or more compatible technology and