With respect to what you have mentioned earlier, the humans taming nature and all that. I was a bit baffled by your statements because it’s that very reason why we have the comfort we have today. Not to be on the firing end here but everything has its consequences. Take the analogy of an examination. What does it take for you to score high marks in the exam? Effort and dedication, right? But that’s just part of the equation. The big piece of pie lies in time. Time is the opportunity cost forgone in order to achieve the marks. It’s all the other activities like hanging out with your friends which have to be sacrificed in order to reach that level. Apply this back into humans conquering nature. As Mother Nature gets more polluted, more and more alternatives have to be discovered in order to generate the constant thirst for electricity. Hence, humans created the dam in order to generate electricity. This dam also doubles up as a river control system and a reservoir. You can’t just ask humans to, “STOP! DON’T BUILD DAMS! YOU’RE KILLING THE ENVIRONMENT!!” Easier said than done, do you have other suggestions to resolve the energy crisis? Revert back to coal fired plants? Increase nuclear power plants. True, there is solar energy, wind energy and so on but that is not enough to fuel the thirst for electricity, sir. It’s not enough and that is why humans have sought for all other alternatives.
My next point will come in support of the immortality concept. Humans have always been known to try and experiment and even explore new possibilities. As humans strive to discover new sources of greener energy to benefit mankind, research on immortality is also underway. The truth is, it is in the experimental phase but when it becomes true, wouldn’t you want to see the effects of it? What puzzles me is the fact that many humans, before actually seeing the effects of immortality would condemn it prematurely. When Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the plane, humans condemned them as maniacs and cursed that humans will never be able to fly. Look where we are today? The Airbus A380, luxury 37,000 feet above the ground and this is all thanks to the perseverance of two men. Do the people today still condemn the benefits of the aircraft though the people of the past condemned them?
Most teenagers in modern society feel the irresistible desire to fit in or at least to get along with their peers so in order to do this many teenagers will do many things they would not ordinarily do. This is the main cause of gang activity, the youth of this nation is condemning itself to repeat the same mistakes again and again the teenagers who want to do something about gangs just make ...
The analogy of the automobile is also a good one. When Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot built the first steam powered car, people though he was mad and the machine was a “weapon of Satan.” If he had succumbed to the dejection, I’m sure that the Mustang we’d be commuting on was a literal one. The point I am trying to prove is that humans have the habit of blaming or condemning something before it even happens. Rather than just hitting on the overpopulation issue or scarcity, let’s highlight some of the plus points. James Watt, steam engine pioneer who died too early before he perfected it. If he had the chance to live longer, who knows what he could have developed. People like Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa, would be given a second chance at life, to spread the goodness to the world. Scientists like Einstein and Stephen Hawking (not dead….yet) would still be alive, benefitting the world with their theories and inventions. And finally with respect to your overpopulation and scarcity, if humans are able to explore into immortality, how hard is it to explore new frontiers in space as well as increasing essential supplies to sustain human lives (ie: cloning food)
With reference to your statement of young vs. old, like I’ve mentioned earlier, it’s the people of the past who have developed the original and we as the young have further improved it. Most of the time, the old doctrine passes on without leaving a clear concept behind for the young ones to work on. Imagine Einstein were still alive, guiding us in his exact concept of his theory of relativity. We’d be hearing it from the man who came up with it himself, not anywhere else.
Dialectical Journals 1. "His fame rested on solid personal achievements." Pg. 3 paragraph 1 All fame begins when you do something noticeable. For example, actors and actresses build upon their careers and reputations by achieving excellence in their personal goals, as well as perfecting their public performance. 2. .".. It was said that when he slept, his wives and children in his houses could ...
The assignment with due date is my personal favourite. I have to say that it is the most original one I’ve heard so far. Basically, what humans want to do with their lives is up to them. It’s a human choice. If you are going to condemn immortality because a handful of humans choose to waste it builds a sense of non progress. I mean, if people are getting drunk, are you going to ban alcohol? The choice of getting drunk is up to the individual alone. There are many healing properties from drinks like red wine and DOM. Besides, let’s study the possibility of a human who would actually spend all that money on immortality so he or she can waste it all over again. It’s just quite baffling and hilarious at the same time.
To sum this up, I request the pleasure of stating that we as humans should not be too quick in condemning a discovery before it has even taken off. It’s attitudes like that which block the progress of humankind. So, I believe that we should let it happen. Give it a shot and if it doesn’t work (I stress IF), then we use it as a lesson to further improve ourselves. I mean, that’s what we as humans have been doing since we existed; learning from mistakes. And if you’re still hell bent on condemning the idea, you should also condemn the further development of Apple’s product, Mercedes-Benz and all other firms which are so determined to control the forces in the name of benefitting mankind. I am not saying that your points are wrong or anything. I’m just begging you to reconsider your rigid concept.