Recycle: Cans Bottles And Body Bodies Analysis

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Topics: Human, Morality, Religion
Eric Thatch
February 24, 2011
Kennard
ENC 1102
Recycle: Cans, Bottles…. and Body Parts?
“Morality is contraband in war”, as quoted by Mohandas Gandhi, showcases how our morality as humans is constantly challenged by war. The act of warfare and killing humans has been a part of mankind’s existence since the invention of the gun itself. As time moved forward, and new discovers were made, the variety and caliber of these weapons began to develop. With each passing decade and through World Wars, firearms were becoming more and more lethal. Scientists were being hired to invent and produce weaponry that would kill a man in his tracks, while being more light weight and more mechanically sound. In order to do this though, they had to run many tests, some
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Mary Roach, author of “The Cadaver Who Joined the Army”, sheds some light on the usage of these human bodies for firearm research, and questions the reader on the morality and caliber of the situation. There definitely is a conflict of interest when it comes to the use of cadavers and dead bodies in general. Francis Fukuyama, author of “Human Dignity”, continues to speak on human morality, and its bigger picture of Factor X, with in each individual. Although the concept of using dead human parts to conduct and experiment may seem gruesome, they are used for strong reasons and the technology we have now, would not be, had it not been for cadavers. In my opinion, the use of cadavers for experimentation should be permitted if the person gave consent of their body to be utilized. Additionally, cadavers allow researchers to see

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