Biomedical Enhancements In Sports Essay

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Biomedical enhancement is a budding industry and, as it develops, will likely produce many difficult moral, and ethical questions.
The first important question to answer is whether or not biomedical enhancements would corrupt sports? I think the clear answer is yes, they would. They attack the integrity of the game. Sports are entertaining because they portray the pinnacle of raw human ability. They mix natural talent with hard work, and produce something normal people can connect with because the athletes playing them are somewhat normal; they are relatable to some degree. Biomedical enhancements would tarnish this element of sports: they would no longer be relatable. If the players are competing with enhancements, it takes the human element out of the game, it would make it seem more distant, less genuine, and therefore, less entertaining.
Another question that would need to be answered is whether or not a completely separate enhancement-legal league would be moral. Though it may be entertaining to watch biomedically …show more content…

In my opinion: no it is not. I believe this for the same reason I believe enhancements in sports are immoral. I feel it is an unfair advantage. It also feels doesn’t feel genuine; it feels unnatural. Intellect, like athletic skill, is a mix of genetics and hard work: biomedical enhancements undermine all that hard work. It would eliminate intellectual competition and therefore could eliminate innovation and progress. For these reasons I think it is immoral. However, in certain cases, biomedical enhancements of intellect can be justifiably moral. People with attention deficits are given medication to aid their concentration: this is not immoral in my opinion, it simply evens the playing field: it doesn’t simply give everyone the same level of intelligence, it gives everyone an even opportunity to attain a higher

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