posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 01:18 PM
Having read the article mentioned the following can be stated:
Here you have the wonders and horrors of scientific research. And both can have ramifications if done incorrectly. It is a double edge sword, either
a blessing and a miracle cure, or a nightmare waiting to happen.
Scientists have to figure out new ways to cure the modern plagues of the human race. More and more incurable conditions are coming up, causing
suffering and anguish for those who are stricken with such or their family members. Would anyone deny a chance for there to be a cure for say
Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson? How about if this could end something like heart attacks and strokes, would it be then something that is looked
down upon or frowned about? Or a cure for say malaria, or any number of exotic diseases, cancer, or even HIV/Aids? Millions of people die or suffer
from those conditions and any remote chance that this will lead to a cure is an avenue that should be worth the risk of looking and exploring, as all
other options are slowly and quickly running out.
More and more diseases are starting to make a comeback with a vengeance and with no real means to cure or to alleviate the pain and suffering from
such, or the stigmas that go along with having such. Even now there are those who are stricken with Hansen’s disease, (Leprosy), in some parts of
the world are often shunned if not kicked out of their homes and communities, even though there it is not the scourge it was once, due to a lack of
understanding. Children are left homeless in Africa due to the HIV epidemic that ravishes the continent of Africa, and are often left out in the
And millions go hungry every day with very little or nothing to eat. What if in their working on such, they come up with say the solution to end
world hunger? Would it be so bad then?
And what of the people that are sent off to war and are maimed and sent home. Would you deny them a chance of being normal and able to function
again? Do you not think that say a soldier who lost a foot, a leg or an arm or a hand, would be so willing to turn down the chance to walk, touch or
even hold a love one again without the use of something artificial?
Like all modern science before this, there were and have been experimentation on animals that have led to the betterment of life for those who were
stricken without hope or cure. Things like vaccinations and diabetes all started with animals used in such to see if they could use what the animal
had to prevent or even cure a person. And if by some means that cures for some of the modern problems that affect society can come out, then by all
means, let the scientists come up with the cures and cure people of some of the numerous problems that are around the world.
But as I stated before this is a double edge sword, and one that must be approached with very carefully. While the modern miracles can be a blessing,
the last thing one would want is also a modern nightmare where something that is harmful gets out. A new predator could cause havoc on an the
As long as they are careful, treating this like it should be, with the utmost care, with back up and failsafes and over sites, to ensure such, then
let such continue.