Is The Pursuit Of Intelligence Worth Risk?

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Is the pursuit of intelligence worth risk? In the short science fiction story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon, a thirty two year old man with an IQ of 68, undergoes an experimental surgery to triple his intelligence. Throughout the story, Charlie discovers his intelligence will begin to regress and he will die. The disastrous consequences of this operation lead to the question of whether or not Charlie should have been operated on in the first place. While his intelligence increased dramatically and Charlie was introduced to a whole new world of possibilities, with this increase came the realization that he would lose these new abilities and eventually die. There are many reasons why Charlie should and should not have
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