For centuries, humans have indirectly manipulated DNA of plants and animals through selective breeding to produce organisms with traits desirable to man, allowing humans to expand their population by expanding their resources. Despite the long history of genetic engineering and its safer, more precise techniques today, the general public condemns the technology out of ignorance and fear of an unpredictable future. Genetic engineering yields great power, and could therefore bring great harm, so while our society must remain cautious, we cannot completely reject such a promising technology but must instead encourage research so we have a better understanding of it by not only scientists, but all citizens. The general public cannot fully understand genetically modified organisms GMOs because it is such a broad topic, spanning all life.
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Overview When — and how — do we decide to memorialize some important person, event, or subject? Often, memorials are intended not just for a contemporary audience, but ideally for all time, or certainly for immediate generations to come. However, monuments are not without controversy. When, how, why, who, and where to memorialize a person or event can often be a subject of passionate debate.
We all are familiar with the sound of loose change clinking in our pockets. But this small coin causes much controversy in America as to whether or not to eliminate the penny. The penny practically seems like an iconic American symbol in our currency system, and has been a handheld memorial for one of our most famous presidents.