29 April, 2015
Visions of the Future-The Biotech Revolution, a video we watched in class yesterday, gave off intense feelings of how advanced human kind has become today. Many feel that much of what was seen in this video is a violation of the natural order of things and that all research in these areas should be band, while others believe there is a natural progression of science and human evolution and that research in these areas are recommended and should be a priority. This fits in with the nature vs. nurture argument often discussed. I feel as though the content in this video is a violation of the natural order of things, but not all research should be banned. There is only so far you can go without going too far in researching, and an example of going too far can be found in the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I can go as far as to say I fit in more with the people who believe that much of what was seen in this video was a violation of the natural order of things and should be banned, but to a certain degree.
Nature vs. nurture is a topic discussed constantly, and can create quite the argument. I always leaned more towards nurture, but it is true that nature plays a role in someone’s characteristics. The way someone is brought up and the events someone has gone through throughout their life had the most influence on their characteristics and actions, which can be the same with the cloning of animals. In the video, there was a man who’s entire flock of longhorns were entirely made up of clones, and the primary reasoning for the clones discussed in the video was that there are only half a million longhorns in the world and not all of them can be winners, so why not clone the winners and make more? Maybe genetics has something to do with the natural build of the longhorn, but no matter the genetics the longhorn has, the…