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There is a broad based ethical debate taking place within todays medical and scientific fields This debate primarily centers around the use of science and technology in dealing with human life In his article Sporting With Life Dr Lester D Freidman cites the ethical problem in this way The potential destructiveness of nuclear power the morality of organ transplants the possible uses and misuses of DNA and the wonder and fear created by the space exploration program - just to cite some clear examples - gives us all pause to contemplate the ramifications of scientific endeavors made in the name of humanity yet having the potential to destroy it 185 Mary Shellys Frankenstein provides a dramatic case study of what goes wrong when people sport with life and attempt to play God Victors motivation process and reaction to his creation can be clearly contrasted to Gods creative and redemptive process This contrast will demonstrate societys need for self-imposed medical and scientific limitations through identifying our human incompetence in attempting to play God Victors motivation for creating life stands in stark contrast to Gods motivation It is obvious from reading that Victors motivation was purely selfish in nature His own words convict him at this point The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine Curiosity earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature Frankenstein 36 I will pioneer a new way explore unknown powers and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation Frankenstein 47 Victors motivation to play God was to achieve his own level of deity To posses the power of life would be an accomplishment never before attained by the finite human race Victor did not care about the repercussions and responsibilities of creating life he was only concerned with the deistic power that creating would provide When examining Yahweh God as a creator it is discovered that while there is a similar
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