Humanity & Society 33.1-2 (2009): 18-34. Journal. 25 Nov 2013. Gannon, Maire, and Karen Mihorean. “Criminal victimization in Canada, 2004.
http://planetsave.com/2008/12/03/canada-ignores-rescue-option-kills-500-endangered-narwhals-2/. 2008. Accessed March 6, 2014. Encyclopedia of Life. http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/165116/.
N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. Hunter, James.
The eugenic decision-making that drives all aspects of life in Gattaca strays from the basic principles of determinism. While the advancement of genetic technology should allow for more power and freedoms to express an individuals own values and experiences like Kitcher and Stock imagine, in Gattaca social pressures drive eugenic decisions. The film illustrates actual possibilities of how human life and human societies may operate if responsible eugenics isn’t practiced. It is human nature to advance and adapt to our changing environments, improvements in technology are merely new means of doing so. But as humans we embody ethical values and morals that will always influence our decisions.
Ethical considerations into the designer babies’ debate are placed on the basis of the effects that the procedure will have on the baby and the society. Families who are able to afford these procedures are few, and this will increase the disparity between the social classes (Ronald, 2007). Further, there will be an effect on the assortment of the gene pool as well as human genetics, which may lead to a... ... middle of paper ... ...ns to both arguments, allowing genetic engineering and the concept of designer babies will bring benefits to the human race (Yin, 2005). However, like any other technological advancement, it should be effectively and closely monitored and controlled to ensure that it not used to put some individuals at an advantage and others at a disadvantage. It should be used solely for the eradication of serious human conditions and diseases.