Persuasive Essay On The Role Of Playing God

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Should take on the role of playing God? This question comes to mind when the scientific procedures know as Genetic Engineering is being debated. The answer to that question is yes, we should play God. The reasons being to why we need to Play God is because there are many benefits to Genetic Engineering. Some of the endless amounts of possible benefits to Genetic Engineering such as genetically altering the traits of Humans and or Animals, another benefit is being able to produce resilient crops and heighten the crops yield, and also eliminating cancers/diseases or hereditary disorders; But on the other hand, Genetic Engineering can possibly lead “Playing God” to being able to create Humans ‘designer babies’ inevitably going against the morals…show more content…
According to the author Arthur Caplan one of the possible benefits of genetic engineering is eliminating genes known to cause cancers and hereditary diseases, “This would allow us to eliminate heartily diseases (sickle anemia, type one diabetes, and so) allowing our children to live a better life” (Caplan). By being able to cut out a certain genes that are connected to cancers and hereditary would lead to lesser amount of people dying and suffering from something that they have no say over. The author Gordon Dillow argues that a possible discoveries would lead to more of a perfect population, “The results of such discoveries could benefit humans immensely, possibly eradicating genetic defects” (Dillow). With many benefits of Genetic Engineering there are still those who oppose to it. But on the other hand, Genetic Engineering can possibly lead “Playing God” to being able to create Humans “designer babies” inevitably going against morals of various societies. “However, many fears that genetic manipulation may lead to unethical abuses--"playing God" with human life or weeding out "bad" genes through eugenics”

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