Tuesday, September 8, 2015

IS IT EVER RIGHT TO CREATE A SUPERIOR HUMAN BEING?


Developments in genetic engineering and technology are making the creation of a  superior human being much less of a fantasy and much more of a distinct possibility yet should we go down this path? What are the moral implications? What are the social implications? Do your research and determine where you stand then write an essay defending your standpoint.
Reading material to make notes on or annotate
·         “As a species, we have a moral obligation to enhance ourselves” http://ideas.ted.com/the-ethics-of-genetically-enhanced-monkey-slaves/
·         Tough but brilliant academic text:“Ethical issues in human enhancement” http://www.nickbostrom.com/ethics/human-enhancement.html
Videos to watch and make notes on:
·         “Ethics of human enhancement” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YvBvqcbPf4

·         “The ethics of human enhancement” https://vimeo.com/71084045

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