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Argumentative Essay On Flowers For Algernon

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The idea of changing someone's IQ is an interesting thing but Charlie a thirty seven year old man who struggles with learning and wants to be smart will become smart as a doctor gives him this chance by having a brain operation, Charlie should not have had the operation performed on him. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes is a great sci fi short story that you can learn a lot from. Although I think Charlie should not have had the operation, some might say that he should have had it because he wanted to be smart so it gave him a taste of what being intelligent is all about. The operation done on Charlie had a negative impact on him in the end, poor doctor choses, weak animal testing and bad knowledge of the situation could leave many other…show more content…
For example “ An analysis of over 100 mouse cell types found that only 50% of the DNA responsible for regulating genes in mice could be matched with human DNA”(“Arguments against Animal Testing.” Cruelty Free International. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016). 100 mouse and only 50% match human, If I were having brain surgery and only 50% of the mice matched me, I would have the operation. Another example is “95% of drugs fail in human trials despite promising results in animal tests-whether on safety grounds or because they do not work” (“Arguments against Animal Testing.” Cruelty Free International. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016). Charlie was dealing with mice before he had the operation and I know this fact is drug testing but the fact does tell you that animal testing isn’t always the thing to go off of. The text states that “Using dogs, rats, mice and rabbits to test whether or not a drug will be safe for humans provides little statistically useful insight, out recent analysis found” (“Arguments against Animal Testing.” Cruelty Free International. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016). These animals are not similar enough to us in size of brain and other things to be tested on and know everything will work the same, in Charlie's case he ended up losing intelligence like Algernon. The doctors eventually knew Charlie may lose all his smarts but they wanted to take the risk without Charlie's full…show more content…
Earl Hunt a professor says “ While petty crime rates would fall in a society of Newton's, Hunt speculated that white collar crimes, such as banking scams and cover-ups by pharmaceutical companies, might increase even grow more sophisticated”(Wolchover, By Natalie “What if Humans Were Twice as Intelligent?”LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 14 Jan 2012. Web. 29 Mar. 2016). Hunt states that small crimes would flush down the toilet like a dead fish, but bigger crimes would be performed more often as people would be more sophisticated making the crimes more sophisticated. Richard Haier a neuroscientist says that “Even if everyone had an IQ of 200, you’d have exactly the same range of personalities as you do now, and because that's a determining factor is how good society is, you won’t necessarily have a better society”. (Wolchover, By Natalie “What if Humans Were Twice as Intelligent?”LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 14 Jan 2012. Web. 29 Mar. 2016). Haier explains that even with people with higher IQs the world would be a better place because people's ways wouldn’t change. Hunt also says “there’s evidence to suggest that many humans, if significantly smarter would, lose their belief in God”. (Wolchover, By Natalie “What if Humans Were Twice as Intelligent?”LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 14 Jan 2012. Web. 29 Mar. 2016). Hunt clearly shows that as people become smarter they will
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