Title: Genetic Engineering - mrven

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Dec 16, 2012 (4 years and 10 months ago)

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Title: Genetic
Engineering

LO: Describe what GE is

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Describe the CC ‘s
standpoint

What is it?


GE is a rapidly growing technology that involves
changing the gene structure, primarily to cure
genetically inherited diseases.


Although used to cure disease, it could also be used to
add desirable characteristics such as intelligence,
physical attractiveness or gender.




Could also get rid of traits such as baldness,
addictions or short
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sightedness.



How do we feel about this? Should there be
some guidelines for this process?

The Church?


For Christians, GE, is against the spirit of Psalm
139:13, which maintains that God determines every
feature and characteristic of an individual before
contraception.



“For it was you who created my inward parts; you knit me together in
my mother’s womb…My frame was not hidden from you when I was
being made in secret, intricately woven in depths of the earth. Your
eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your books were written all
the days that were formed for me when none of them yet existed”

The Case Against
Perfection

Take a look through the article. Answer the following
questions:


1)

What is the main theme within the article?

2)
What are some of the moral issues surrounding
genetic engineering?

3)

What problems does it pose for the future of
humanity?