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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9-Conclusion Summary

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Chapter 9-Conclusion Summary and Analysis

There has been a public debate regarding the increasing developments in new genetics. Conflict has arisen in relation to everything from cloning to genetic engineering of food. Wonderful things have emerged out of genetic engineering. However, scientists have been changing genetic makeup when no one really actually knows the long-term impact upon the soil, plants, and the environment.

While genetic changes have been occurring for for millions of years, manipulating genes are forcing them to change unnaturally. One must have a balance between the power of knowledge and responsibility.

In the past, moral reasoning kept pace with the capacities and developments in human knowledge. In the biogenetic science, there was a gap between technological capacities and moral reasoning. One had to consider how to use new knowledge in an ethically responsible manner.

One area impacted by genetic science was medicine.The ability of...

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