Pro Genetic Engineering Persuasive Essay

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I. James Madison once said, “There are some things that remain out of our hands, and the world is better for it.” II. I believe that genetic engineering is something that should not me messed with. III. In this debate I will show you that of genetic engineering is a very slippery slope and the potential consequences severely outweigh any benefits it may have. Body I. Genetic engineering is the direct manipulation of organism’s genes. ( Dr. Harper, a professor at the university of southern California) II. Now jenna is going to tell you about how this type of engineering will improve crop growth and how there are possibilities that we will cure diseases. III. Now I am not afraid to admit that there are positive applications of…show more content…
Now say that a war veteran wants his son to be a perfect warrior, so he not only ensures he has a boy, but alters his childs genes to make him strong, quick and agile. But doesn’t stop there, he also manipulates the boys aggression. Now you no doubtedly have the perfect soldier. But you have now taken away that kids identity. In the prehistoric rome a child’s profession was not a choice but a requirement to do as their father or mother did. In present day America, we all value freedom. Its what the united states stands for. But freedom is exactly what you would be taking away by “engineering children”. VII. On top of freedom, I also value natural selection, and mother nature. To step away from humans, animal engineering can also be immoral. VIII. Bernhald pallson said, “ we are going to create oraganisms that mother nature never thought of”. I think that this is wrong in so many ways. I believe that scientist now are so worried about what they are able to do that they stop focusing on what they should do. In one study, they mixed the genes of a firefly and a plant to create a plant that glowed. Now there was no real reason other than could they do it. This plays drastically into the slippery slope. Where do we mark the
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