The Pros And Cons Of Genetic Modification

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As previously mentioned, the behavior instilled in our genetic code was necessary to survive in ancient days but has proved less applicable to the current state of the world. As our technology and societies have advanced throughout the ages, so to have our needed and desired qualities to further advance. This presents a problem to the seemingly rigid brain we have been given, Current in a society, conscientious and industriousness are two of the necessary behavioral qualities to be a success. The issue comes when many of us aren't able to fulfill that and fall behind. It’s strange how a brain that has helped us to adapt to different environments won't adapt itself. Our needs will also change as we move into a future of robotic automation, and not being prepared could leave us devastated. To finalise the issue of a brain with foundations of old, it must be noted that it restricts our ability to grow virtue. When our brain isn't charging as quick as our morality, values, and philosophies, it can lead to a culture of hypocrisy. Nowadays most people have a diverse set of ideas and moral codes, and yet are unable to follow through to the chemistry within their brains. Things like long-term purpose and mutualistic relationships are restricted by impulsive natures and selfish…show more content…
This is quite a scary concept due to the mistrust in much of the parties that would perform it. We would also be uncertain of the goals and motives of the people performing the surgery. It would also prove very difficult to narrow down specific genomes of Human DNA to what sections cause negative behaviors, and would take centuries for breakthroughs to “fix” those issues. Last it would bring into question the idea of what makes us human. By modifying the genetic code of our species, would be the same species or something different? Do we need to change who we are fundamentally to be considered more
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