have technology and scientific advances modified the concept of humanity?  how can i answer this question from anthropologist or sociologist's perspective about organ transplants and animals...

have technology and scientific advances modified the concept of humanity?  

how can i answer this question from anthropologist or sociologist's perspective about organ transplants and animals organs transplanted in to humans?

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cforeman | High School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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What is human? A truly deep question, one of my favorites, and also one I am currently writing a book about.  With the rate of techno advances in our society, it does bring to question what really is human, and therefore humanity?  Our society has advanced so far now it is hard to determine the lines of humanity, meaning, if a human was cloned entirely would it be human, or fake?  A sociologist could argue many ways, but interesting to look at it from a Feral child perspectove (ex. the Genie case).  Does language equal humanity? If someone is not raised in our society by our norms, and things such as language and upright walking are compromised, are they "less" human? Or is humanity solely a biological definition?  Technology, I feel, is morphing and changing the answers to those  questions daily.

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