Part 1: View the video “Ghost in the Genes” by using the following link: Ghost in the Genes. Write an essay which answers the questions listed below.
What is epigenetics?
What is the relationship between DNA and epigenetics?
Why is epigenetics important?
Have you heard of epigenetics before watching this video?
What is your personal reaction to the video?
Abortion is unlawfully wrong. Although to many people it is an unpopular belief, and they do have good reasons for an abortion (which I will explain in my essay), to take away a life of a potentially great human being is committing murder. In this essay I will thoroughly review 2 arguments on abortion. The first article is “An almost absolute value in history” by John T. Noonan, Jr., and the second article is “Why abortion is immoral” by Don Marquis. John T. Noonan provides a more logical argument to abortion, whereas Don Marquis seems to be more emotional with his argument, including more value laden claims rather than factual claim. Therefore, Don Marquis provides a more successful argument on abortion, based on the fact that his argument has premises that he believes to be true, and his conclusion backs up his premises which must make his argument to be true. Marquis includes many factual claims, but also some value laden claims to explain why its significant to him. This essay will completely explain each argument by pointing out each premise along with its conclusion then compare both arguments in how they are similar and/or different. This essay will also thoroughly explain if either argument is inductive or deductive. “An Almost absolute value in history” by John T. Noonan. Noonan’s argument is more so based on the concept on the difficulties of pregnancy and why some people might feel as if its liable to have abortion. His argument includes some factual claims that back up his argument along with some value laden claims that make this argument more personal to him. He starts his argument with his first difficulty “One is that the perfection of artificial incubation may make the foetus viable at any time.” With this premise, he discusses the problem with artificial incubation which is defined as “the maintenance of an artificial environment for an infant, especially a premature infant”. In this premise, Noonan states that artificial incubation is not 100% successful and that there are complications that can occur during pregnancy such as a preterm and post term baby, where they don’t come out at the expected time. Another premise that Noonan uses to back up his conclusion is that “A being who has had experience, has lived and suffered, who possesses memories, is more human than one who has not.” This relates to the idea that some people believe that foetuses aren’t “real” human >GET ANSWER