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Biochemical weapons

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Biochemical weapons December 20th, 2001 Nowadays the matter of biochemical weapons is widely discussed. Some people might argue that with the help of these weapons no more so-called innocent people will be killed. That leads us to the question, who is innocent and who is not? Is not all life precious? Does your genetic information or the city you live in decide whether you are good or bad? Can you still call a man innocent if he has killed hundreds of people? To begin with, it is clear that all of us want scientists to find cures for fatal illnesses. ...read more.


Science has always been important for the progress of a country. Nevertheless there are limits that should be set. It is essential for society to keep on doing scientific research on the universe and on new cures for complex illnesses. On the other hand we have to prevent more cruel wars than we have ever had before. And that is where there should be limits, scientific progress that is based on killing. Biochemical weapons would be an alternative for former weapons. Thus why do we need weapons at all? ...read more.


Can we trust the scientists? Would it be even more fatal if people fixed the limits? In the end I come to the conclusion that the government will make the safest decisions, at least we can hope that. The danger already started hundreds of years ago, when people started searching for causes of and cures for natural sources. If anybody once discovers something, he can never take it back, if he does not use it, someone else will find it and make the worst of it. To sum up, we cannot prevent the danger. Nonetheless we can lessen the danger, we can try to keep the scientists in control, by electing a trustworthy government that will not use science for human diminishment. Written by Verena Pichler ...read more.

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