Essays Tagged: "playing god"

Genetic Engineering

assic Park, etc.; the list goes on. All these movies show man's instinct to create. This fiction of playing God in recent years is becoming a reality.In 1952, deoxyribonucleic acid was discovered(Dewi ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.4 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects


are created in laboratories, by gene splicing, swapping, etc. and essentially, these scientists are playing god, creating biological entities as they want them. This is the main source of the controve ...

(2 pages) 66 0 2.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Transgenic Animals. These are animals that are genetically engineered in order to produce something or do something that they wouldn't usually produce or do.

ld could become a reality. Except it would be no fun, and mostly not ethical or moral. You would be playing God. But there are a few things Genetic Engineering would improve, for example health. Using ... On one end the pros say it is improving nature, but the opposition refers to genetic engineering as playing God.2.The important concept to understand is that not all genetic engineering is good, but t ...

(4 pages) 71 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

There are many points of matter expressed in the book Frankenstein. One of the points of matter, which still plagues our society, is the notion of playing God.

e book Frankenstein. One of the points of matter, which still plagues our society, is the notion of playing god. Another of the stories numerous points of matter are no one will ever be or be able to ... ny human would make. Through this experience the reader sees that only hideous things can come from playing God.The next important point of matter is no matter how hard you try no one will ever be abl ...

(2 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

All about the opinion of clones being worthwhile for our community.

ning of humans and nuclear cell fusion. This question lingering into every household...Should we be playing God? This question has substantial points on each side. Some people think that we shouldn't ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

"We have gone too far." Is this a fair statement about our progress in biotechnology?

esolved. The recent brouhaha over stem cell research has led many to ask if Man has gone too far in playing God. Some have regarded this new technology with extreme animosity, and as we thread into ev ...

(3 pages) 149 3 4.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished: Views shared between Utilitarians, Egalitarians, Altruists and supporters of the Divine Command Theory

ishment is wrong for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that executing someone is a lot like "playing God." Executing a person kills them before the time of their natural death. Most Christians ... se people are being taken away from being able to contribute to society and in fact, are indirectly playing a part in its decline. The next thing a Utilitarian would support is the fact that the death ...

(3 pages) 53 2 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Agricultural Bioengineering

of any type of genetic engineering in general, they believe that changing or moving around DNA is "playing God". However, on the other side of the argument, some people believe that it could benefit ... wever, on the other side of the argument, some people believe that it could benefit everyone, that "playing God" could save millions of lives and better the world. Some people who do not believe in ag ...

(9 pages) 72 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Themes in Frankenstein Seen in Contemporary Society

rican Heritage Dictionary pg. 1401). These universal themes are seen everyday in life; the theme of playing God, the theme of having control, parenting, and the theme of seeing the perpetrator as the ... eflect the way in which people live today. In Frankenstein, both Victor and the monster are seen as playing God. The monster is a victim, who is seen as a perpetrator, and Victor is seen here as a par ...

(7 pages) 129 4 4.9 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Designer Babies- Are we changing the nature of Nature?

rents demanding genetically-engineered offspring with good looks, intelligence or sporting prowess? Playing god will inevitably have its pros and cons, and with vast consequences and opportunities on ...

(4 pages) 103 3 4.4 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

What is "Frankenstein" Really About?

essons. Then novel examines the issues of man and his creator. The author explores the theme of man playing God in society and the pitfalls endured when trying to do so. "Cursed (although i curse myse ... society.The novel also teaches personal responsibility. This lesson is demonstrated when Victor, displaying a great lack of judgment, rejects his creation and leaves it to fend for itself both physica ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

In the essay written by Matt Ridley, "Genome", and "A clone is Born" by Gina Kolata argue contraversial issues about the use of genes and cloning.

uestion our ethics and beliefs. People fear the destruction of individuality and oppose the idea of playing God. Cloning is thought to be a violation of a human dignity. Through cloning, which poses d ...

(4 pages) 21 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Morals Behind Modern Science.

g ethical principles used in comparison to modern reproductive technologies are the thoughts of the playing god theory and the right to an open future theory. These two thoughts interest me the most b ... d also those that are not. Even though I am not a religious person I understand the thought behind "playing god", which means that the creation of human life should not be up to the discretion of man. ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Cloning Delimma: contriversal arguments for and against cloning.

r to most of the diseases in the future. On the other hand, the people against cloning view it as ' playing God '. Cloning is unethical because people will lose their identities if their clones come i ...

(6 pages) 145 0 3.7 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Argumentative Essay on Euthanasia

pposition however, to voluntary euthanasia, for example the church who believes that euthanasia is "Playing God" and that lives can only be ended when God chooses to. Voluntary euthanasia should be ma ... ly because of the law.The church, who oppose euthanasia claims that ending the lives of people are "Playing God", lives should be ended when God decides when it should end. But if choosing when to die ...

(3 pages) 158 0 4.7 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia


rom a mother and father, while the other was born from a test tube. So is cloning ethical or is it "playing God" as some would say it?Many people have different views of cloning such as "a crime again ...

(4 pages) 56 2 4.5 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Infinite Possibilities If Mirrors Face

egal: that cloning is a threat to human dignity and nobility, that it's a slippery slope, that it's playing God, that everyone has an entitlement to a unique and exclusive genome (except identical twi ... which could be argued that biologists and embryologists are only following God's footsteps, and not playing God.Over 90 percent of Americans oppose of human cloning (The Economist).Human cloning is co ...

(6 pages) 14 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Frankenstein And The Act Of Paying God

The act of playing god can have horrible results! Throughout life one comes to realize that playing the ... rets of life. These thoughts cause terrible events to happen to him and his family. Victor's act of playing the role of god brings him a horrible creation, death of the innocent, and madness of the mi ... ng that humanity demanded that he admit his faults, if only for innocent Justine's sake. Victor, in playing the role of god, brings more horrible results; it causes an innocent girl to be put to death ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Life From A Clone

many people, such as transplant candidates.One of the most argued points is that human cloning is "playing God." Clones would be human and therefore have rights just as every other human being, but m ...

(1 pages) 459 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Euthanasia - Are We Playing God?

EUTHANASIA - Are We Playing God? Dr. Kevorkian a doctor whom most of us know, has performed hundred's of assisted suicid ... ica, who performed the first heart transplant in a human in 1967, was accused by saying that he was playing God by extending the life of a person through advanced technology. Christiaan writes that do ... for them to die. Why not let them die naturally. If we should intervene with medications are we not playing God? He gave an example of a pilot. If a plane were to make a forced landing, would it be ab ...

(8 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine