If you are genetically produced to be an Alpha, you will be intelligent and hard working, whereas an Epsilon will be basically mindless and lazy. The biological techniques used to control the population in Brave New World is definitely an unrealistic, yet frightful look into the
The film’s advanced genetic engineering may as well be America’s future. Yet the real question in the film is why genetically perfect who were practically guaranteed success lacked happiness, enjoyment and vitality? I believe this answer lies in what is being taken away instead of what is being gained from genetic improvement. When parents pick and choose each detail for their child and their futures it strips the kid from being their own person. The child isn’t given the ability to be unique.
The overarching themes of this scientific thriller are the dangers associated with genetic engineering and the folly of relying too heavily on computer technology that may fail at crucial moments. As Crichton makes clear in the Introduction, the implications of genetic engineering cannot be underestimated: “Biotechnology promises the greatest revolution in human history,” he writes. It will completely change every aspect of human life. But this is not being accompanied by any comparable attention to the ethical implications of genetic engineering, or the safety factors involved. The revolution in genetics is also marked by an alliance between biotech scientists and commercial interests.
The deception about philosophical questions such as this one, is that there is no real scientific answer, so this makes debates on the topic very interesting. Both sides may have very good points in their arguments, but none would ever be better over the other. One would say that Darwinism is unexplainable, more so than creation. Darwinism, as it may explain what happened after all the life forms were created, it doesn’t explain how the life forms were created. Darwinism and Natural Selection, this is a more difficult topic to defend, because these people or beings have to be created in order to survive by adaptation.
Charles Darwin and Francis Galton are the major psychologists that defend this theory. B.F Skinner and John Watson strongly oppose their theories and say that it is the exact opposite. Charles Darwin uses his theory of natural selection, which proposed that heritable characteristics that provide a survival or reproductive advantage are more likely to be passed on to subsequent generations and thus come to be selected over time, to prove that genetics control how a person behaves. Furthermore, Francis Galton, a relative of Darwin, stated that the class that you were born into was a genetic predisposition, and that you would not be able to rise from this standard. For example, if a lower class man and woman have a child then their child would not be able to rise form the lower class.
“No country can be named in which all the native inhabitants are now so perfectly adapted to each other and to the physical conditions under which they live, that none of them could be still be better adapted or improved..” (Darwin 408). New variations of organisms are beneficial because it changes the characteristics of the species. These species are always improving overtime. Variation leads to new species. Species adapt to their environment by a hereditary process.
We are finding out now that this is not always the case. In this paper we will examine the causes and effects of two serious environmental catastrophes, one affecting ecosystems in more localized areas called invasive species, and another affecting the entire planet called Global Climate Change. First thing, invasive species. Invasive species are non-native species that are introduced to a foreign area, in which the introduced species has no natural predators to control their growth. In result the introduced species starts reproducing and slowly begins to take over, becoming a nuisance to the environment; and with nothing preying on the new species the invasive species continues to grow.
First, the company leadership knowingly replaced the naturally occurring ingredients with the synthetic ingredients without changing the label on the packaging. This action violated the regulations set in place in the 1960s allowing consumers to have adequate and truthful information about the products they purchase. Second, the chemicals the company used to replace the natural ingredients are known to cause serious physical side effects including heart attacks and strokes. These side effects are a result of the stronger potency of the chemically generated ingredients as opposed to the naturally occurring ingredients the company originally utilized for the products. Finally, there is a dangerous lack of oversight by FDA regulators into the safety violations of companies such as Chemins leading to a reduced rate of public health and safety.
For example it would be almost impossible to control the variables that may influence a situation and although being able to control the environment/variables may seem like a good thing all its creating is an artificial environment. This is the reason why field experiments are better favored by an interpritivist as an experimental method. There are also many ethical issues regarding the conduction of experiments on human beings as informed consent is necessary from the participants and it is difficult or impossible to get consent of somebody who has learning difficulties or is a baby. Many sociologists choose not
During the time Hitler was coming to power and right before, the idea of Eugenics in Germany was spreading. “Scientists dreamed of a perfect human being by changing the genetic makeup of the population.” Even before the Nazi party was formed they already had these ideas in mind and once Hitler starting supporting the idea the results were horrific. Just like in America the Germans believed that the “unfit” were reproducing while the “fit” generation was using birth control and having kids later bringing down the overall population. Similarly to the United States the government warned about mixing races and was afraid that the population was becoming worse and something had to be done. Surgical Sterilization was another parallel to prevent the spreading of bad genes although the practice didn’t gain as much support as it had in other countries around the globe.