LR4 - Kevin Menear 11/20/05 M&M Section 4 McKibben's...

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Kevin Menear 11/20/05 M & M Section 4 McKibben’s idea of “flow” being a meaningful part of life is demonstrated in the movie Gattaca. According to McKibben “flow” is the total absorption into what one is doing. McKibben states that if you increase a person’s ability, you make it harder for them to achieve this “flow”. In Gattaca, the characters are biogenetically enhanced to attain the best physical and mental structure that is possible by combination of the mother’s and father’s genes. These people are always produced with much greater ability than people conceived naturally. As seen in the movie, the characters are selected for jobs based on their genes, not necessarily their achievements. The disturbing thing about these genetically enhanced people is that they simply accept themselves as better than the rest of the population simply because of their gene structure. These people have no appreciation for hard work: they never had to try hard for anything; the fact that they had
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course IHSS IHSS 1051 taught by Professor Vanorman during the Spring '08 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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