Persuasive Essay Against Genetic Engineering

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“Every time you understand something, religion becomes less likely. Only with the discovery of the double helix and the ensuing genetic revolution have we had grounds for thinking that the powers held traditionally to be the exclusive property of the gods might one day be ours” (James Dwatson, 1953).Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism’s genome using biotechnology. However, some people argue that entering technology in genetics is a normal process nowadays, while others think that this phenomenon is against religion. No one ever accepts the fact that anyone looks like his self, bit even in any detail. Cloning is a violation of the uniqueness of the cloned person. According…show more content…
Firstly, the genetic modification of humans, animals and plants may have adverse and unpredictable effects, or may be dangerous. Secondly, there are religious issues against genetic engineering; is it wrong to “play god” by effectively creating and changing life? Genetic alteration treats humans as products that must be designed, perfected and controlled; they are viewed as commodities, no longer gifts. Michael Sandel, a political philosopher, argues that genetic engineering is a problem because it represents a kind of hyper-agency, a Promethean aspiration to remake nature, including human nature, to serve our purposes and satisfy our desires”. (Michael…show more content…
Since the human population is increasing at an exponential rate, world hunger turned into an issue that needs our quick action; genetic engineering can be useful in our mission. When we apply genetic engineering on animals and plants, we can increase the production of meat and fruits which will become cheaper and plentiful. On the other hand, a big ethical concern has developed since the creation and development of genetic engineering. While it can be used to prevent diseases, soon it will be used as a cosmetic tool as we have done with the surgeries for hundreds of years. We will be able to choose our traits which will lead to a eugenic driven human
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