The Razor’s Edge of Ethics
The paper explores parallels between the novel “Frankenstein” (Mary Shelley) and modern-day genetics.
This paper draws a line at the edge of ethics, focusing on genetic engineering. It uses the book “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly to illustrate some its points and to draw the reader to certain conclusions, while giving a summary of the book.
Cloning, genetic engineering, DNA mapping, these words are no longer terms of science fiction, but terms that exist in our lives. While we, as a people, applaud our scientific achievements, there are questions that remain. Is it dangerous? Can there be unpredictable outcomes? What will happen?