Firstly, eugenics violates humanity and kills human diversity. Eugenics allow the engineering of the genetic material of a fetus to prevent negative heredity thus the health condition of the child can be improved. Yet, some scientists use eugenics as a tool try to change the genetic makeup, for instance, the skin color, IQ, blood type etc. in order to create a better person and fulfill the need of the society. Once the fetus was checked illness or disable, it was then immediately killed.
Eugenics could make the human race more tough in terms of surviving epidemics or apocalyptic conditions which could wipe us off the face of the Earth as it is an attempt to improve the human gene pool .It could get rid of genetic diseases(from common ones like type 1 diabetes to severe ones like cystic fibrosis) which cause grief to family members, reduce quality of life and costs a lot of maintain life or treat, furthermore it could greatly increase our lifespan which is all good individually but it may have consequences as a species since competition for already scarce resources may increase if the birth rate is not controlled (is that ethical as well?), overpopulation could cause a greater anthropogenic pollution of the Earth leading to our doom which started off as a way to improve our lifestyle could lead to more industry to support the higher population leading to larger ozone holes more melting of polar icecaps and higher rising of sea levels and more cases of skin cancer. We would be playing god, altering a sort of natural cycle which regulates the population or cause a frenzy where everyone wants perfection where there could be discrimination where people can’t afford or are in no situation to receive the advantages of eugenics. In this case we should make eugenics widely and cheaply available but a question arises whether that is practically possible. Therefore eugenics also touches on other controversial topics like IVF, PID an
Without the freedom of thought that individualism brings, the perfection of the society is wasted. There is no perfect world that can exist where everyone is happy, so the best society possible is one where conflicts are used to create progress, and despite the seemingly endless conflict, the world in which we live in is that world. Huxley’s society is an exaggeration of what may happen within our own world if we allow for the decline of individuality as we have thus far, and though it is hyperbolic in its description, his warning is still very
When one hears the word Eugenics, one associates it with the terrible actions of Nazi Germany, but Germany was not the only country, which adopted the horrible social movement known as Eugenics. It took place in countries such as Great Britain, Sweden, Australia, USA and many more, all of whom introduced policies and programs such as birth control, marriage restrictions, segregation, forced abortions and sterilization, and worst of all genocide with aims to improve the human race by potentially breeding out undesired traits and ridding society of all those deemed as “unfit”. The idea of breeding out undesirable genes or traits is loaded with problematic value judgments, and the various ways that such ideas have been implemented as policy have scared many people and lead to the deaths of millions of people, therefore it undoubtedly has a bad reputation.
Legalizing physician assisted suicide can not only be a solution to the shortage of vital organs that are needed, but can also give terminally ill patients the opportunity to save another person’s life. According to a journal article written by Michael Cook, “Organ donation after euthanasia enables those who do not wish to remain alive to prolong the lives of those who do, (BioEdge). By giving patients who no longer have the will to live this option they are able to die knowing that they saved another person. Not only do they get this chance, but the organs recovered from them are more viable for transplants.
Imperialism means one country extends control and power over another, not necessarily through settlement (effects of social Darwinism). Imperialism was justified by Social Darwinism because social Darwinism was the view that the strongest race would survive and the weaker would eventually die off. Imperialism justified that the weaker the country was struggling the "greater country" could force its customs on the other country. Imperialism benefits a small, favored group but never the nation as a whole. Social Darwinist believed that Imperialism was the expected expansion and an accomplishment of a well-evolved culture and the expansion would help remove or perfect an underperforming cultures.
One of the biggest examples of this would be genocide against Jews. One of the main ideas of social Darwinism was that white Europeans were a superior race, when Hitler came into power, the idea that Aryan’s were the superior race and that German Jews, and Jews in Europe, were the cause of Germany’s misery. Laws like the Nuremberg laws of 1935 which prohibited Jews from attending universities, using public spaces, no longer having political and journalism titles. Many Jews were forced to adjust to these laws, many left their respectable jobs, they had to move, and they were branded. Many also were no longer citizens of the country they were born in.
A movement known as reform Darwinism promoted the idea that humans needed new ideas and institutions as conditions change. For example, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr believed that the Constitution of the United States should be adjusted according to the changes in American society. Some reform Darwinists used Darwinism to justify sexist and racist ideas and the promotion of inequality. For example, Eugenists believed that a specific race or social group were naturally superior to others. They tried to control human heredity by passing laws that banish marriage between different races and breeding for social misfits such as criminals or mentally
When you get vaccinated, you are not only protecting yourself, but also those around you. . Many countries and states keep track of reportable diseases in an effort to prepare and develop their own strategies in disease prevention. Vaccination, decreases the number of people who are at risk for contracting these diseases as they have the antibodies available to fight against the disease. Vaccination is one of the most convenient, cost effective, and safest preventative medical products available to individuals to prevent disease. As stated earlier, the vaccine will not give you the disease it is
"Instead, the ‘Blood Protection Law,’ announced in Nuremberg on September 15, 1935, criminalized marriage or sexual relations between Jews and non-Jewish Germans." (Holocaust Encyclopedia). Hitler not only wanted to get rid of the bad heredity in Germany, but he wanted to pass down good genes. His goal was to create a genetic blueprint of Germany (Nazi Eugenics), to ensure that everyone was a part of “The Nordic Race” (Holocaust Encyclopedia). Hitler believed anyone that was a descent of “The Nordic Race” was genetically superior to other race.
The first reson animal testing should be continued is so we can make new cures shore new medicines are safe. Without animal testing some medicines would have harmed humans. Animal testing is a much safer way to test these medicines before they reach humans. Animal testing has also led to some breakthroughs in medical science. Animal testing is also helping with finding some cures to Cancer and Alzheimer 's. Smith said “if animal research were prohibited, scientific advances would be hopelessly stymied” (smith).
Eugenics: Addressing the Line Between Utopia and Dystopia Many biologists/geneticists are in favor of eugenics due to the possibility of advancing the human race, limiting disease, and decreasing the occurrence of negative mutations, while others believe eugenic practices are unethical, useless, and have more potential for harm. Eugenic practices have proven to be extremely controversial, so I will focus on discussing the potential impacts of eugenics on the human body, society, and morality. Modern eugenic practices consist of two types of gene alteration: negative genetic engineering, which is the process of removing genes to combat disease, and gene therapy, which improves one 's genetic make-up (Hix, 2009, para. 4). Both methods of eugenics are equally controversial and equally promising. Gene therapy has been used to
Human happiness is dependent on so many different factors yet we try to define it. Like Comfort said, knowing our full molecular explanation, genes, brain chemistry, personality and other elements will not define us as individuals and determine how we nurture. The eugenic impulse and eager to determine our heredity will limit us from potential successes and failures that shape who we are, as individuals. People want to live longer, be smarter, and want to limit disease. Is it fair to discriminate against certain individuals with certain diseases?
Those with illnesses that may have brought their lives to an end years ago can now receive treatment that will allow them to live longer. Leon Kass, author of Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity, devoted chapter 9 of his book to engaging the discussion of humanity’s pursuit of immortality through medical technologies. In this chapter, Kass challenges that this use of medical technology is not a good idea. Kass seems to believe that, mankind abuses biotechnology as it has now become a means to distance humanity from death. For Kass, the distancing of death is