Genetic Engineering Persuasive Essay

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Imagine this: you are in a society where everyone looks, talks, and walks the same. Genetic engineering has evolved so far that you are identical to everyone else. But, suddenly an airborne virus starts spreading, slowly killing off everyone. Now the human race is extinct. Wouldn’t you think it would have been better for someone to be even a little different, so that the human race was able to live on? Doesn’t a society, where everything is identical, seem very dreary? Humans should value the ability of being different. Choosing to genetically altering your child appearance, is taking away their uniqueness. This would cause people to question if they are truly are something special. Also, genetically altering your child could result in harsh…show more content…
It “could create a gap in society” with designer babies having an advantage, which in turn, would create “‘classes’ between designer and non-designer babies” (The Ethics of Designer Babies). Some of the advantages that these designer babies could have is improved athletic performance by “increasing muscle growth, blood production, endurance, oxygen dispersal or pain perception” which leads to increased muscle mass and stamina (AHS History RSS). With our already divided social class it would become harder for equality and racism to many people “social status is an indicator of credibility and legitimacy, and this effects how seriously others take what one communicates. Status differences can create a bias against those with the perceived lower status.” (Boundless). Today “approximately 15 to 20 percent are in the poor, lower class; 30 to 40 percent are in the working class; 40 to 50 percent are in the middle class; and 1 to 3 percent are in the rich, upper class.” (Cliffs Notes). Although may say that social class does not matter, it still affect us by the “ways we talk and dress, our interactions with authority figures, the degree of trust we place in strangers, our religious beliefs, our achievements, and our senses of morality and of ourselves” (Facing Social
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