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Beyond Human

Science and the Changing Face of Humanity

Author(s): John Bryant

ISBN13: 9780745953960

ISBN10: 0745953964

Publisher: Lion Books (22 Mar 2013)

Extent: 256 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 13 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm

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  • Recent scientific advances have made it possible to do the unthinkable - clone, design our own babies, genetically enhance soldiers, and wipe out entire populations with a simple airborne chemical. Such technology means that nature no longer follows an inevitable course, and that our decisions have unprecedented power.

     

    This book introduces many of the most significant scientific advances of recent years including:

     

    1) The environment, poverty, and food modification

    2) Genetics and eugenics

    3) Modern medical technology

    4) Transhumanism - improving the species

    5) The dehumanizing effects of technology and asks us to stop and think about what they mean for us

     

    New technology has developed so quickly that we havent had time to consider all of its ethical implications. But not to do so is to risk our own humanity.

  • John Bryant


    Professor John Bryant is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter. He has written several academic books and articles as well as Life in Our Hands: A Christian Perspective on Genetics and Cloning (IVP).


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    Essential reading for everyone concerned about the deepening chasm between scientific and technological possibilities and ethical, humane and just conduct.

     

     - Professor Allan Chapman, History of Science, University of Oxford



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Beyond Human