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Baby Boutique There was a time, not long ago, when Dinosaurs and Vikings roamed the Earth and pro-creation was considered a natural process of life where Mother Nature was the only essential force at play. But now, as we stand just over the threshold of the twenty-first century, the immoral notion of designer babies is threatening to mutate future generations into a supremacist race where natural quirks and flaws will be a thing of the past. Generally, parents only have control over their child's success post conception and the chance of ensuring a whiz kid can be a lottery. Even after enrolling their children into elite schools, paying for aesthetic treatments and spending relentless amounts of money on extracurricular activities, they may grow up to be hideously rebellious and fall well short of Mum and Dad's inflated dreams. But what if all this stress could be avoided at the root of conception? Think 'Pic 'n' Mix' translated into procreative terms: you could perfect your child's eye colour, hair colour and ensure Baby Junior doesn't inherit Dad's unforgivably large nose. ...read more.

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Anyhow, who is society to say that all flaws are self-detrimental? One only needs to remember the likes of Jon Nash, Nobel Prize winner for Economics and Vincent Van Gough. One could argue it was their mental states which established their brilliance. Conditions such as manic depression and schizophrenia are frequently labelled in a negative way in society. The world is a multi cultural environment: people suffer from illness and disabilities every day. It is human support and sympathy that makes us stronger creatures to survive. If genetic engineering made us all a perfect race the world would inevitably become unspeakably selfish. The creation of designer babies who lack flaws will force even those parents who opposed, to retreat in order to ensure that their children conform to society's ever growing demand to be perfect. Ordering an appearance and a personality can lead to huge social disadvantages. Will the children of tomorrow be individuals? Or will they be material assets crafted by their parents and stripped of their uniqueness?? Breeding perfection has proven a very risky concept on countless occasions. ...read more.

Conclusion

In conclusion, children are no longer valued for their unique and quirky traits but have been turned into a status symbol of lifestyle perfection like a Prada handbag or a Chanel necklace. It is without a doubt that designer babies will never just be sold alone. As with all life forms there comes the promise of social problems and hardship which threaten success. Genetic engineering, it seems, is society's solution to evolving as eternally perfect and successful beings. This technology, however, introduces risks which threaten to destroy the very foundation and dimensions of our planet which we have learned to live in and which we value. Not only is greater separation of social classes expected, but also loss of identity and individuality. Charles Darwin once said: It is human nature to evolve. But with the process of evolution, there comes the key ingredient of responsibility. It is therefore necessary to protect and legislate against immoral uses of genetic engineering, where it is used to feed society's grotesque aspirations for perfection. Mother Nature need not be the only force at play but her integrity should always be considered. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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