Bio Ethics in a Modern Society

What defines us human, what defines us as not.

How Bio Ethics would be used in an ideal society.

There is a big question in the world involving people wondering what is ethical in considering a person human or non-human. This poster's purpose is to show what determines someone legally human in a modern society viewed by me.

What is Human?

What would define human in the opinion of Brian C? Well, in my opinion what actually defines a person is one with a soul, one that thinks like a human, thinks like a human, and feels emotions like humans can portray. I believe that if a human is a human in the inside and genuinely feels like a human they should be one. There is something tricky about the way I described humans, however. There could be humans that have the body to look like a human but they don't have the correct mindset and is a totally different person. There is also a case in which that a person could have a mindset of a person but their body structure is totally different from a regular human's. This is where things get tricky and you need to set a boundary which is fair to everybody, not just a select few who just happened to get everything right when using bio gel.

Laws I would set for my Society

In a perfect society, to make laws that apply to everyone in their particular situations. To make laws that apply to certain people only would just be unfair and wouldn't be ethical. These laws are the result of me thinking hardly about how a person made from bio gel could have a chance of living a normal life. .In order for the parents to make a choice to make their children the child must be at least under the age of 18 which is the age of the child being under age and not an adult. The reason I've set the rule for the rule for the kid to have to be under the age of 18 to be eligible for having a body made for him out of bio gel is because I think that when a child is under age the parent should be able to make the choice if the child gets to live on or not. However, If the subject is over the age of 18, the may be able to be composed of bio gel later on if they don't sign the DNR form. .The subject must be able to live near other people and be considered "human" by other people. The reason I say this is because the subject must be able to live in the open world without being a "distraction" to others and society. .The subject being "remade" must have at least 18 percent of their former human memory.The subject must have 18 percent of their old memory because if they don't, what's the point of remaking the subject? It just seems unethical to make another human that doesn't even resemble the former human self. It wouldn't be right to just make another entirely different human. Based on the guidelines, these are the rules that define if one is legally human. These laws in my opinion are fair and not to strict for one to follow. If one is able to have the looks of a human, feel human, and act like a human according to others, the subject being remade should be considered legally human.

PUNISHMENT for those not following the law

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Punishment is a very tricky situation and often deals with people arguing about what's right or what is not. My opinion on punishment would be too punish those that were behind creating the new artificial human, not the subject being remade. The subject being remade has no intention of causing any trouble and can't create themselves anyway. Even though the people behind the scenes need to be punished, the death penalty doesn't seem reasonable for wanting to create life. It seems that the life in prison punishment wouldn't be fair for the person behind the scenes either. To make things fair, I'd say that the people most involved in working for the body to actually be remade should be punished the most severely and the people not as involved as those people should be punished the least. It seems reasonable that the subjects behind the scenes should get a 20 to 40 year sentence in prison. Although doing the crime is very unethical and punishable, the subjects being punished don't deserve to have their whole lives to be thrown away. It seems that this punishment does justice in teaching them that they should learn from the bad things they did in the past and move on.

Brian C's modern society versus the Society today in Bioethics

Unlike the societies imagined by me and Jenna Fox's society, the modern society today hasn't caught up in technology yet and hasn't really set up laws for human cloning or anything like bio gel. But like me, many people still have thoughts on if it's actually ethical to have a human be cloned. All the talk and controversy over cloning humans started in 1996, when the first sheep not to have a father, Dolly, was born. After the reveal of Dolly, many estimated that in about 50 years it would be possible to actually clone humans. But the question was, would that be ethical? Like me, many have wondered if the product of cloning is the whole human itself which is very similar to how I question the use of cloning of bio gel. The article where I got all this information from also says that there should be a line, a boundery where somebody should be considered human or not, which is similar to my boundaries on how the subject being remade must at least have 18 percent of their memory for him or her to be remade. Speaking of boundaries, the boundaries I have set up for my society seem to differ from the society in the book "The Adoration of Jenna Fox", where it was illegal and considered unethical to have someone be composed of bio gel which is a topic being discussed in the next section.

A very interesting look into the cloning of Dolly the Sheep

GCSE Science Revision - Cloning Dolly The Sheep

Brian c's society versus the society found in the adoration of jenna fox

In the book, "The Adoration of Jenna Fox", the story follows a girl named Jenna who is going through a new life where she is made from bio gel and is the "new" version of the old Jenna. In Jenna's society, things have caught up with the world and bio gel is a thing that is made possible. However, bio gel is looked down upon and is illegal in Jenna's world. At the end of the book though, there has been more acceptance for bio gel because of the many people in the world now composed of it. For the sake of then comparison, I will compare what the society is at the end of the Adoration of Jenna Fox and not at the end. In the end of the book, Jenna doesn't have to hide from society anymore because she technically is legal. Because of the rule they set up for the bio gel composed person to have 10 percent of their memories, Jenna can live with no worries. However, I disagree with the rule that somebody must have at least 10 percent of their memories. My rule tends to be more strict than that and is 18 percent. It isn't ethical to make somebody out of ten percent because it's like making a new person out of science when the real point is to make the new person be a replacement of the old one that died. However, people like Allys in my society are deemed legal because of her having 22 percent of her memory. Because she has that much memory left she can actually act like a replacement of the old person.

Back in the middle of the book there was a scene when Mr. Bender, one of Jenna's friends, offered to call the police. Jenna said not too cause she knew that she was illegal. I don't agree with the society in he middle of the book and their rule about people composed of bio gel being punished for just being alive. The parents and those behind the scenes should be punished for their mis-actions because there is no chance that Jenna could have caused what she is now.

Thank you for reading my poster, "Bio Ethics In a Modern Society".