Posted by Bill Herndon on September 27, 1998 at 16:19:56:
With all the new technology being created everyday. One wonders when scientists draw the line between right and wrong. Most scientists today have no morality. All that they think about is whether something is possible and they try to achieve it. For example, in the world of genetics today; any couple can tell the doctor what sex they what the baby to be. (and it's not even expensive.) Soon, genetics claim that they can make your baby smart, or musically inclined, just about anything you want. Well, there are only two problems with this. First from a biologist view this is wrong because, we as humans are able to create other humans with our genes. Everytime we create a new human that person is different than everyone around him/her. If everyone says that they want their child to be smart, blonde, blue eyes, ect. we will cease to have difference in the population, and the gene pool will decrease. When the amount of genes availible to the human species becomes little, terrible things could happen (i.e. humans as a whole become sterile). This also ties into a philosophical no-no. If everyone is the same and thinks the same, who do we become. Society will cease to exist, and the human population will cease to exist. Now, I don't want to sound like a sooth-sayer, but come on I must have some validity to what I am saying.
On a more personnal note, I am very much for science, and genetics. I think it is wonderful that the scientists of today can cure us of our ills. I just want to know if the scientist draw themselves a line, or if even the people will be able to draw a line to what science we use and what science we will say is unusable because of the effects of it.....
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