Flowers For Algernon Debate
Science should be used to alter peoples' brain functions through drugs or operations because it could change the lives of people for the better. In the article, Memory Implants, by Jon Cohen, the author states, "Berger wants to restore the ability to create long-term memories by implanting chips like these in the brain." The ability to give the ability to create long lasting memories is amazing for those that can't. Imagine that you have alzheimer's and you can't remember a amazing moment in your life. It doesn't exist to you, because you can't remember it. For someone, to be able to remember things they once couldn't can be life changing.
Science should be used to alter peoples' brain functions through drugs or operations because it can improve people's ability to learn. In the articale,UCLA Scientists Recreate 'Flowers for Algernon' With a Happy Ending; Discover Statins Overcome Gene Mutation Linked to Learning Disabilities, by Elaine Schmidt, the author states, "With reduced Ras activity, the brain cells are able to communicate properly in mice with NF1,allowing normal learning to take place." If we could recreate this in humans, then learning disabilitys could be cured. There are many people who suffer from learning dissabilitys that grow up having a lot of hardships in school and in life.