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Research Methods to Study Brain Functions

Discuss ONE of the research methods used to study brain functions. Choose either Experimental Ablation, Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity, Neurochemical Methods, or Genetic Methods.

Describe the research technique.

Discuss the scientific and theological implications of the research. from a Christian perspective I need to have info on one of the research methods and how its research may have theological implications.

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Let's consider Genetic Methods.

1. Discuss the scientific and theological implications of the research. from a Christian perspective I need to have info on one of the research methods and how its research may have theological implications. I need roughly 250-300 words.

Genetic methods and engineering can change DNA at the molecular level, in plants, animals and human beings. This challenges Christian theology about the nature of "God's?creation and the purpose of his creation, and what we should or should not do to that creation, discussed further below. We do not know the consequences of changing creation in such major ways. Although iti challenges some major tenets of Christian theology, scientifically, however, it has some positive implications as seen below. Christianity is not against science, only when it challenges main tents of Christian theology. For example, using genetic methods to learn about normal and abnormal traits is one thing, but it more about the slippery slope theory and what they decide to do with the findings. Will it lead to genetic and DNA changes so people's genetic imprint changes in order to be more "normal" or to prevent potential disease? What DNA will be passed on to our offspring? What will the long term consequences of DNA changes to plants, animals and human beings?

What are Genetic Methods of research and the potential implications and consequences?

"Advances in genetics have taken biopsychology to the threshold of a new era in research on behavioral genetics. Historically, ...

Solution Summary

Based on a Christian perspective, this solution discusses ONE of the research methods used to study brain functions e.g. experimental Ablation, Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity, Neurochemical Methods, or Genetic Methods. It describes the research technique and discusses the scientific and theological implications of the research. It then looks at the theological implications of this genetic research method. Supplemented with an extremely informative article examining genetic engineering evaluated from a Christian Perspective.

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