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Playing God? Essay

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From Designer Babies to making a monster to enhancing someone’s intelligence. The ultimate question between science and ethics. Just because technology allows us to change/create something or someone, should we? It’s wrong to try and change or create something for your own selfish reasons and just because you want to. It is wrong, inhumane, and just because you want to sometimes other people and the thing/person you are changing/creating doesn’t want to.
In the story “Flowers for Algernon” the main character Charlie Gordon is going through and experiment to enhance his IQ to make him a genius. Making his intelligence made him smarter but it has made him too smart. He has become too smart ...view middle of the document...

He was made by one man’s selfish reasons and now is living a life he didn’t want to. He is an innocent thing that was made for man’s selfish reasons. Even after all the trouble that Frankenstein put the monster through he is more so worried for himself than the monster. Making something or someone for your own reasons is wrong because the thing or person that you made might not want to even be alive or even might turn into something it shouldn’t have and something it wasn’t intended to be.
In the article “Chimp Research an Endangered Species as Experts Debate Usefulness, Ethics” it discusses 2 sides of the argument. People who say that it we should use chimps and people who say we shouldn’t. Although chimps are very similar to humans it doesn’t mean that we should use them for research. They still have feelings and still feel pain. “From their point of view, it’s like torture.” (Vastag) “They are in prison and have done nothing wrong.” (Vastag) Are the words of Jane Goodall, the world’s most prominent chimp advocate. They are just like us so we shouldn’t harm them and do experiments on them to see how it would affect to the chimps. It’s wrong and people shouldn’t harm them for our selfish purposes. It goes the same for all other animals. The chimps are the most relatable to people but all animals feel pain.
In the video “Designer Babies” it talks about how we can change genes to fix genetic problems, but also in the future we could be able to make babies the way we...

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