According to Splice, the answer is most definitely. The main ethical dilemma presented in the film is the use of genetic modification technology in humans. The scientists initially approach this dilemma by thinking like classic teleologians. “By incorporating human DNA into the hybrid template, we can begin to address any number of genetically influenced diseases…Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, even some forms of cancer”. (Splice, 2009) They are producing a greater good by choosing this ethical path.
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Genes are, basically, the blueprints of our body which are passed down from generation to generation. Through the exploration of these inherited materials, scientists have ventured into the recent, and rather controversial, field of genetic engineering. It is described as the "artificial modification of the genetic code of a living organism", and involves the "manipulation and alteration of inborn characteristics" by humans (Lanza). Like many other issues, genetic engineering has sparked a heated debate. Some people believe that it has the potential to become the new "miracle tool" of medicine.
However, despite the potential advantages of the research, humans must decide whether the benefits of human cloning outweigh the negative consequences of venturing into this gray area of ethics and morals. Mary Shelley explores the consequences of pursuing this forbidden knowledge in her novel, Frankenstein, where her scientist, Victor, creates a replica of human life in an effort to benefit mankind. However, Victor's plan backfires, and his experiment goes terribly awry. Just as Frankenstein's venture into the unknown sciences failed, it is entirely likely that our own experiments will do the same and make human cloning an unviable solution for mankind's problems. In Frankenstein, Victor's negative actions cause his creation to turn against him.
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