Advances In Biology: Compelling Good And Appalling Harm
Advances in biology: compelling good and appalling harm
Advances in biology pose an unprecedented dilemma as it could in principle be highly beneficial the same could also be extremely destructive, depending on how it is handled.
It is quite difficult to visualize the actual consequence; the potential is extraordinary for the life of individuals, the societies and the nations.
The compelling good and appalling harm of the to-day?s advances in biology cannot be discreetly segregated at the initial level of the fundamental science that could in principle is highly beneficial, the scope of actual consequence remains uncertain.
With the extensive human intervention in the pursuit which not only determines particular outcomes but manipulates the process itself indeed has influence on natural evolution.
This millennium has seen the eradication of a number of infectious diseases; however, the deliberate or inadvertent creations of more virulent pathogens have naturally evolved affecting human life. Millions of lives might be salvaged, manipulated, or destroyed depending on how the same basic knowledge is applied.
Unfortunately, the insight to alter and manipulate basic life processes is not matched by the understanding the extended implications.That imbalance is much more likely to accelerate than to diminish.
It is realistic to expect that the current advances in molecular biology , biotechnology, and nanotechnology in particular, will extend to many other disciplines tha necessiates to assess the consequences on the evolutionary outcome.
It can be concluded that the human species is acquiring power beyond one can envision which pose monumental problems of prudential judgment to judiciously pursue the progress of scientific research and its application as society is not yet equipped to handle the ramification of appalling harm of deliberate or inadvertent wrong doings even though these advances could be boon to mankind.