According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the definition of scientific discovery is “the process or product of successful scientific inquiry. Objects of discovery can be things, events, processes, causes and properties as well as theories and hypotheses.” In this environment, researchers, scientists, doctors and other professionals engage in a multitude of processes from the intuitive to the logical. As they do their work, breakthroughs in research are bound to bring about amazing results in our modern times. From DNA tests for dieters, indoor farming, unlocking the mysteries of sharks, curing allergies, stopping salmonella in space, living on another planet, new treatments for cancer and other life threatening diseases, moral, financial, political and social dilemmas are bound to emerge.
With the mapping of the genetic code and manipulation of stem cells, cloning is already happening. While many people think cloning in human beings is unethical and immoral, cloning in animals doesn’t seem to generate the same response. That being said, there is still a high failure rate and problems that occur during later development. However, as advances in science continue to take place, some of these issues will be resolved, positive contributions will be made and the excitement of the “new” will implode.