For a while now, science has been a mystery to man, leading him to want to discover
more and more about it. This in many aspects is dangerous to our society, being that
scientific developments in new studies have been advancing too quickly for our minds to
comprehend. Things such as cloning, organ donation, and pesticides, are things that the
world may sometimes find useful, when in reality, it only brings civilization down.
Raising science to the status of godhood carries with it inherit risks that demand careful
Developmental experiments such as cloning have been successful, but they bring along
with them some very negative results, for example, in some early experiments in animal
cloning some potential dangers had been encountered, cloned cows developed faulty
immune systems, other projects which created cloned mice, grew obese, and in most
studies, cloned animals seemed to grow old faster and die younger than the usual
members of the species. When adding on to the human race, not only are we increasing
our huge population rate, but we are also adding humans and animals that have defects as
well as a short life span. It would be a waste of our governments money to bring
something to life, that we will have to take extra care of, just to have it die in just a matter
of weeks as quick as a goldfish dies.
When talking about organ donation, people usually think that it is a great
discovery and that scientists have made a break through in this portion of the medical
field, with out knowing how highly the chances of ineffectiveness this procedure has.
The immune system attacks anything that lacks histocompatibility antigens or has
antigens different from those found in the rest of the body, such as those found on
invading viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms. This recognition system causes the
immune system to attack transplanted tissues that have different antigens because it has
no way to tell the difference between harmful and helpful organisms, therefore causing
the body to reject the organ which causes infection in the person body. Also donated
organs go to the patient who is nearest death, even though a healthier patient might
benefit more by living longer after the transplant. A drug called tacrolimus (FK-506)
was found to be even more effective for kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplants.
However, patients who take this drug still face some increased risk of infection and
cancer, and the drug can cause kidney damage. This shows proof that when a scientist
trys to play god theyre plans are ineffective, and that no matter how much you try to
perfect the human body, negative things will be of a greater outcome.
Another improvement in our society is the creation of pesticides. When I child is
growing up, they need to eat their fruits and veggies so their not so tough immune
systems can grow stronger, but when you have such strong pesticides being sprayed in
crop fields, it makes it difficult to feed your kids these things, children cannot convert
these toxins in to harmless chemicals as quickly as adults can. The largest hazard out of
all of them, is the fact that they can also cause many people to be susceptible to illness
and disease. Most pesticides are synthetic chemicals derived from petroleum. They were
first developed as offshoots from nerve gas used during WWI.A National Cancer Institute
study indicated that the likelihood of a child contracting leukemia was more than six
times greater in households where herbicides were used for lawn care. According to the
New York State Attorney Generals office, the EPA considers 95% of the pesticides used
on residential lawns to be probable cause of an abnormal growth of tissue. Pesticides have
also been linked to a huge rise in the rate of breast cancer, and besides causing cancer,
pesticides are most likely to cause infertility, birth defects, learning disorders, mental
disorders, allergies, and multiple chemical sensitivities, along with other disorders of the
immune system. Though scientist did try to eliminate bugs with the use of pesticides,
they have created an even bigger problem. Now, more than ever, people are susceptible
to certain illnesses because of this breakthroughs.
In the end most people dont realize that this so called industrial revolution in the
medical as well as chemical field hasnt done much for us to be excited about. It has only
put us back, by having us research for cures for the illnesses that these revolutions have
brought us. In the end no one can create life, alter it, nor destroy it but god himself.