The Pros And Cons Of Genetic Engineering

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Without further contemplation, it is easily assumed that science and religion are polar opposites; vastly separated regions in the realm of human consciousness. Two powerful schools of thought both devoted to the idealistic task of uncovering a higher truth, they are most often thought to contradict each other. However, scientific discovery is dictated by and can only flourish in allegiance to a governing religion or ideology. The agenda, application, and future of science are decreed by religious or ideological doctrine, and the advancements of modern society could not exist without it.
The agenda of science has become wholly enmeshed with and is dictated by the governing religion or ideology. Science is an expensive endeavor: approximately $32 million was spent on scientific research and development in Canada in 2014. Due to its costly nature, the research that gets funded is that which will benefit a particular ideology, …show more content…

Ethical questions regarding the extent to which controversial applications of science, such as genetic engineering, should be used can be answered by the governing political doctrine. In the hands of a corrupt, fascist government, the genetic technology available today could be easily used for dire eugenic purposes. To contrast, one of the focuses of genetic engineering in Canada today is on genetically modified food. This use of technology benefits the current political-economic ideologies, and is leading our future in a very different direction than if these technologies were used for eugenics. The overarching ideological doctrine of a nation solves ethical questions about the use of scientific discoveries, as well as to what extent known applications should be employed. Ideology makes it possible to answer ethical questions about the use of science on a large scale; questions that cannot be answered by science

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