Essay The Effects Of Knowledge On Our Life

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Effects of Knowledge A nine year old girl’s body is destroying itself by not producing healthy blood cells. She is on the brink of death and doesn’t have much time left. Her body is creating excess white blood cells and limited healthy cell causing sever bruising, fever and high risk of infection. What can be done to save her? One of the newest and most effective way to prolong the life a leukemia patient is too extract adult stem cells from bone marrow to generate new blood cells coded to her DNA (Katz and Walker 1). Without new blood cells she would die. The reason why this is known as an option is through the knowledge obtained through research. Some believe that knowledge can become dangerous. For example, in Frankenstein victor proclaims “Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, then he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow” (Shelley 39). Knowledge has become a necessity for society to evolve and prosper. With that being said, the acquirement of knowledge is dangerous to our community, but allows for mistakes to be made and lessons learned from these mistakes. Knowledge is dangerous, but is needed because it has increased the life span of humans, helped with great strides in research and medical profession and has saved lives like the little nine year old girl. The knowledge obtained from research of…

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