Essay I Am A Biology Major At Lsu

1426 Words Sep 17th, 2015 null Page
Despite the fact that I am a biology major at LSU, my interests outside of academics are quite varied. I love the complexity and mystery that the scientific field possesses, but my passions tend to fall more along the lines of science fiction as opposed to fact. My brothers and I all have supernatural thrillers, scifi adventures, and comic books about aliens and mutants stacked up on the shelves of our bookcases. That’s why, when I was telling my family about how I needed a topic relating to my field of study for English class, my 15 year older brother gave me an idea. He brought up the concept of de-extinction, or bringing back animals from the dead, and human cloning. These ideologies, which used to be nothing more than the work of science fiction, are slowly becoming reality in the near future and it has been causing quite the controversy. By researching and writing about de-extinction(in conjunction with human cloning) this semester, I am able to combine all of my interests into one. The science-fiction-loving geek in me gets to take a topic that has been the basis of movies like Jurassic Park and Star Wars and research how some of the controversies from those movies are now real problems we must address. At the same time, I can delve into the world of groundbreaking scientific research and experimentation that could drastically change our world if it continues. Not everyone who has been presented with the prospect of bring back extinct species is as thrilled as I am.…

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