Biological Practices In Brave New World

1187 Words5 Pages
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, presents us with a society dependent on science, and the scientists behind it, in order to maintain its perceived perfection. In a world where mass production now applies to biology, the world is being populated with what are essentially clones. Within the hatchery and conditioning centers, scientists produce future generations by the dozens with the ability to predetermine their futures, from what class they will be in, to the jobs they will perform. These scientists work tirelessly to mold these children into believing what is socially acceptable through the use of many conditioning practices. Many people believed that practices presented in this novel, originally published in 1931, were radical and outlandish; but, they have found their way into modern life through different biological practices.…show more content…
The scientists contained in the building seem to have taken on the same dreary, almost death-like appearance, as Huxley describes, “The overalls of the workers were white, their hands gloved with a pale corpse covered rubber”. The building and the scientists, just like the work they were doing, was seen as sterilized and deadened, devoid of passion. The production of life was nothing more than a precise science with eggs being kept “at blood heat; whereas the male gametes...they have to be kept at thirty-fine instead of thirty-seven”1. A measly two degrees separates men from women, and although two degrees does not seem like much, it is crucial to production. Many of the public knew and accepted how this new society worked, and shuddered at the thought of the past, but that was how they were programmed since

More about Biological Practices In Brave New World

Open Document