Did you ever think it would be possible to triple your intelligence with an operation? A 37 year old man named Charlie Gordon believed it could happen. With an I.Q. of 68, Charlie volunteered to have an operation that would triple his intelligence. However, Charlie had no idea what risks, tragedies, and amazing discoveries would befall him. Charlie was about to make discoveries that would change the science world forever. Therefore, it was necessary that Charlie have the operation.
Charlie Gordon was happier after he had an operation to raise his I.Q. A quote that supports this is, “I am grateful for the little bit that I here add to the knowledge of the function of the human mind.” Charlie is happy that he was part of an experiment that changed science. Even though Charlie could not stay smart forever, he was glad to see what it felt like. Charlie was able to do some experiments of his own which also helped science. The experiments that Charlie did made him happy, because they gave scientists knowledge that they did not have before.
Scientists and doctors have the right to change a person’s intelligence. A quote that supports this is, “Dr. Strauss comes around almost every day, but I told him I wouldn’t see or speak to anyone. He feels guilty. They all do. But I don’t blame them. I knew what might happen.” Scientists and doctors have the right to change a person’s I.Q. as long as the person agrees to the operation. Charlie agreed to the operation at the beginning, because he wanted to learn and be smart. The risks and limitations of the operation were explained to Charlie before he said yes to the operation. Charlie trusted the doctors and knew that by going through with the operation it would benefit science in the long run.
I would prefer to be smarter than I am. If I was smarter, I would be able to skip middle school and high school. I would be able to make scientific discoveries that would change the world....