In humanity’s pursuit of knowledge and strive to learn, I believe that there should be limits in various scientific and medical fields since we do not know the consequences and unpredictable events that may occur. Nonetheless, I do think discovering new benefits to further enhance the living of life is something great but it also needs limitation for where it can take us. We are constantly trying to find new ways to make everything better since we have the intelligence to do so. These discoveries are not always bad but they can lead to severe tragedies or consequences along the way such as the creation of the “monster” in the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly. In this book, the main character Victor Frankenstein tries to make a new race or creature after discovering the secret of life, not knowing the outcome that will indefinitely occur.
I think humanity has the moral obligation to not “play God” because of we don’t know how far or what could happen from doing such an unbelievable task. Humanity is always discovering many things to help our kind survive and live a better life but there are also consequences that can occur from doing so. There usually isn’t going to be just a positive to everything we find in our life for medical use or in general. It is unpredictable what “playing God” can lead to or what it can cause to humanity as a race. Achieving such a goal must have severe consequences such as what happened to Frankenstein’s creation in the book “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly. The main character, Victor Frankenstein, did not consider the tragedies that could occur from playing such a role as “God” which lead to his unknowing horror that was his monster. Therefore, I do not think we have the moral commitment to “play god” for what the unknowingly consequences that can arise from such a powerful responsibility.