Creating life from nothing
Science has given birth to many magnificent inventions that made people’s lives much more convenient. It is like a ray of light in a sense that science won’t stop improving as long as humans still populate earth. However, as the saying “curiosity kills the cat” goes, getting too curious about one subject could lead to disastrous results. One of the examples is being creating life from nothing. Although this seems like a good idea at first, it is not a good idea for a man to be able to create a life from nothing.
In a book by Mary Shelley called Frankenstein, the protagonist Victor Frankenstein tried to create a living being because of his fear against the prospect of death. This was caused by the death of his mother and brother which left him orphaned at a young age. During the story Victor says, “No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely.” This aspect of motherlessness was the main theme of the story. A living being that was created by man alone won’t be able to function properly and the same could be said a being that was only created by woman as well.
Additionally, due to how Victor treated his creation, his own monster turned in him and killed everyone that was dear to him. The same thing could still happen if people had the ability to create life out of nothing. For example, there are many stories of AIs going out of control and attempts to kill its creator and all humans by extension. Some people believe these are all just fiction and laugh it off. However, everyday the technology around us gets smarter. For instance, the bot that manages the social media can easily put out any set of videos or messages someone would like just by judging from their search history of that social media. The same can be also said about creation by man as well. People could shelter that creature in however they wish but one mistake could prove fatal. Even if the creator does take care of it with their best abilities at the end of the day it’s still technically not human. This could also lead to people looking down on that creature and only view them as tools and not as an equal human being. It is vile nature like this that can ultimately lead to humanity’s undoing.
Lastly, it is in human nature to inevitably fall prey to power. Creating life out of nothing might have started out with good intentions at first but eventually it could also amplify the person’s ego. Playing god isn’t something people should do and it only makes people’s lives detrimental. By creating artificial human beings this could lead the person thinking they have the right to control who lives and who dies. This is unethical since no one should have that kind of power. Furthermore, by expanding the creation of manmade beings this could also lead to extinction of regular living beings as well since there would be too much artificial humans for regular humans to reproduce.
Creating living beings out of nowhere seems like a good idea at first but the consequences for the action might be too dire. There is a high chance that it could develop a negative outlook on humans and attempts to overthrow humanity. Additionally, the creators might think of themselves as a god of some sort and get corrupted by his position and forget his or her original goal. Deciding who lives and dies isn’t something any humans should decide due to being unethical and creating artificial living beings would only make this problem worse.