Essay on Morality and Scientific Advancement

Submitted By jonah456
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Just because you can do something doesn’t necessarily mean you should. This idea has been brought up many times in the course of our history and even our daily lives. Not only has this been a problem in reality but it has also been questioned in fictional books such as Frankenstein; written by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein exclaims, “So much has been done…more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation”. This was a common feeling within scientists but some have gone too far. This lead to a controversial topic: that advances in science should be questioned to whether they are morally correct. Some advancements have been stopped because of the immorality of them.
A particular scientific advancement is the hybrid. A hybrid is a selection of two things created to form one single object. In this instance it is two animals being made into one. The Liger is an example of a hybrid. The Liger is a mix between a Lion and a Tiger. It is the biggest cat in the world and has been made possible by science. A few other examples are the Beef-alo (a cattle and a buffalo), the G-eep (a goat and a sheep) and the Ca-ma (a camel and a lama). Now is this morally right? That’s up to you to decide.
Another interesting scientific advancement is the insertion of bioluminescent genes into mammal cells. Scientists have discovered a way to make mammals glow! We can now all be turned into glow-sticks. The funny thing is I am totally serious. When an animal, with the bioluminescent gene, is placed under certain light it will glow like a glow-stick. This has been done with mice, rats, cats, dogs and monkeys. The next step is inserting it in apes and then the human-glow-stick. Is this moral?
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