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The Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering Essay

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Scientists state that the world is constantly moving towards disorder, while the purpose in life is to bring order to the universe. Now genetic engineering is a very old science that has been in play for many years. Scientists have been creating genetically modified organisms and products for years. But we now have the knowledge and technology to do this on a drastic scale the world has never seen. Knowing that genetically modifying something turns it into something god did not create. Do we have the right to do this? With great change comes many consequences. Say a creature is made that we as people can’t withstand or destroy? What do we do in this case? What is the solution? But on the other hand, genetically engineering could change…show more content…
And you look out the window and your great grandma is killin it on the soccer field, running back and fourth, megging all the other players like she is 25. Healthy immune systems and better vaccinations is what will do the trick. Enough imagination, lets look at some of the things that have already been accomplished with this science. One thing it can do is enable hereditary diseases to be treated so they are not past off to their offspring. Genetic engineering can also enable scientists to make animals have certain characteristics and enable to them to remove certain characteristics. Take Jackie for example she was a normal pig when the expirement first started. Scientists then took the glowing gene from a jellyfish and transplanted the gene from the pig with the one of the jellyfish. Soon after the lights were shut off and Jackie was glowing! It is not as easy as it sounds, but the outcome is pretty freakin sweet! Professor Hulm a teacher at Stanford quotes, “In the U.S. and elsewhere more than 90% of soybeans, cotton, corn, and other certain crops are already genetically engineered according to the U.S. Dept. of agriculture”. The reason we use this new technology is not to produce glowing animals and weird creatures but to make the most of what we have on earth. “Transhumanists view human nature as a work-in-progress, a half-baked beginning that we can learn to remold in desirable ways”. This was said by Dr. Shmuckle whos view I see 100%. We
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