Human Diversity By Flai Lama Summary

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In “Ethics and New Genetics” by The Dalai Lama, the author propose the need for a secular principle based on human values to combat with the rapid emergence of biotechnology. He suggest that humans posses a basic innate quality that serves as guidance towards responsibility and morality called “moral compass.” He explores human values with an altruistic outlook from his personal accounts with the assistance of faith/religion. Similarly, in “Human Dignity” by Francis Fukuyama, the author searches for this commonality of being human through the the investigation of “Factor X.” Fukuyama explains, “Factor X” as a collective variable of choice, rationality, language, sentience and consciousness that is specific of human nature. Fukuyama uses studies from scientists, philosophers, educators on evolution and its tie with the modern century to reach the conclusion that human nature must be preserved. The authors balances the other’s idea, because they are both searching for the foundation of humanity to serve as a unifying force when science is posing division economically and genetically. The disparities that Fukuyama and The Dalai Lama suggest are divisions based on the scale of socioeconomics, limitations on diversity, and disruption of the complexity of humans’ evolved state that undermine the basic moral sensibilities. The authors claims that the qualities found in human nature such as “Factor X” or “moral compass” provide a sense of equality due to chance, while eugenics

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