|Emory University Center for Ethics Director, Dr. Paul Root Wolpe, explores questions raised by upcoming film X-Men: First Class. Image www.x-menfirstclassmovie.com/#/downloads/|
Although scientists can’t yet create sudden super-human mutations comparable to the X-Men, our bio-technological pursuits have made certain mutations possible. What are the useful functions and potentially negative impacts of these mutations? Dr. Paul Root Wolpe sheds light on these questions by describing how humans can develop biological mutations that could add memory, attention, strength or even the ability to glow in the dark. Combining these advances with technological devices, the sky is the limit. Dr. Root Wolpe charges us to think about the implications of creating a ‘reviled’ mutated group that is feared and how to resist mutation when it could be used for reasons that are ‘less than lifesaving.’ -Cate Powell
(Cate has completed study programs in Religion, Conflict Resolution, and International Affairs, traveled to 28 countries, and collaborated with various non-profit organizations.)
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