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Religion Extra Credit - Joel Avery REL-140 Section #60042...

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Joel Avery REL-140 Section #60042 Religion Extra Credit – Gattaca’s Ethical Dilemmas In the 1997 science-fiction film, Gattaca , several ethical questions are raised. In the film, a dystopian society is created by the use of genetic enhancement. Through genetic enhancement, parents are able to hand select their children’s genes. They can make their children disease free, more intelligent, taller, stronger, faster, blond haired and blue eyed if they wish. The movie draws on concerns over reproductive technologies which facilitate eugenics, and the possible consequences of such technological developments for society. Characters in Gattaca continually battle both with society and with themselves to find their place in the world and who they are destined to be according to their genes. The film views society as a genetic divide. Half of the world has been genetically enhanced, while others are left behind, creating unequal opportunities in health care, employment, and all other credit, health, and intelligence based applications. As
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2009 for the course REL 121 taught by Professor Hocke during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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