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Beyond Human?: Science and the Changing Face of Humanity (Paperback)
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Beyond Human?: Science and the Changing Face of Humanity (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 22/03/2013
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As the news constantly reminds us, recent advances in the biomedical sciences have brought within reach things that were unthinkable only a few years ago: - Designer babies - Genetically enhanced athletes - Human clones - Stem cell treatment - Medical technology - Transhumanism All these issues raise huge questions. Our power to intervene in the natural course of human life is immense: but what should we be doing and what should we avoid? And what about the inequalities of technological power across the globe? Biologist and ethics expert Dr John Bryant begins by placing modern biomedical science in its recent social history context, before moving on to discuss ethics and whether our normal ethical frameworks can cope with the questions thrown up by these huge issues. Throughout the book, Bryant encourages the reader to engage with the questions he addresses.

Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
ISBN: 9780745953960
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Science promises to change, perfect, and even immortalize us. But how far can it go without damaging our fundamental humanity? John Bryant supplies a masterly, readable, and deeply informed critique of the current arguments based upon extensive original research. `Beyond Human' must be reckoned essential reading for everyone concerned about the deepening chasm between scientific and technological possibilities and ethical, humane, and just conduct." -- Alan Chapman
"a heart-felt discussion of thorny ethical conundrums" -- Shara Zaval * Publishers Weekly *
"I commend this book to anyone who is concerned to understand the revolution in bio medicine and is prepared to think through the ethical and moral implications..." * Evangelicals Now *
The pros and cons of the developments described are well set out and many illustrative stories add a human touch and prevent dry debate. Those who like clear cut answers won't find them here, but those who are looking for an update on what is going on in the laboratory world with the ethical complexities highlighted, Beyond Human? should prove stimulating and thought provoking. -- Caroline Berry * Third Way *

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