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Dj hayes
Re: 11/4 Discussion
Fri Nov 4, 2011 4:25pm
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I have been struggling to find a topic to write about for the argument paper. At first I was fixed on writing about this past World Series. I have witness a good number of arguments for and against it being the best World Series ever. In bars in downtown Greenville to nationally ESPN TV talk shows it has been a discussion point in the past weeks. After some thought, I felt as though writing about the World Series is not an adequate topic for a college paper. In Bio class we have been discussing genetics, chromosomes, etc. In a class a few weeks ago we had a big discussion about parents being able to pick attributes for their children. I was a bit shocked. Technology has given people the ability to choose whether their child is male or female, all the way down to what color eyes they have. The doctors can insert chromosomes and manipulate genes to produce in some parents eyes ď the perfectĒ child. The argument comes in when one ask if this is morally right. I find this to be absurd and totally immoral. First it upsets the balance of nature. One should not be able to choose the sex of their child. Its by nature and God that you are blessed with a child and choosing the sex simply gives someone too much control over a process in which humans are just a piece not the operator. Secondly, does this mean that the other kids will be inadequate? Will they not be as loved because they are not what the parents envisioned as their offspring? I feel as though selectively picking the characteristics of your child is changing them. They are your child because they have your genes, your blood. You should never want to change your child to your liking, it should be an unconditional love. No matter boy or girl, black hair or blonde hair, etc. This is the topic I am looking into writing about. I have not quite picked it yet though. I need to research it a bit more and make sure I can write a good paper using the topic.

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