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Your kid’s schoolwork not up to par? Looking for Mr. or Ms. Right? Any other problems caused by a mind’s eye seemingly not quite on the ball? Answers might lie in a brain-enhancing pill. Some argue this is merely better living through chemistry and in line with humanity’s self-improving actions throughout history, but others suggest that quick-fix medications could well distort the very things that make us human. Here a leading bioethicist squares off with a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics on the controversy about pursuing better brains with a little help from biotechnology.
Caplan, A. L., & McHugh, P. R. (2004). Straining Their Brains: Why the Case Against Enhancement is Not Persuasive.. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/neuroethics_pubs/29
Date Posted: 05 April 2007