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Transhumanist dreams and dystopian nightmares : the promise and peril of genetic engineering

Author: Maxwell J Mehlman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxwell J Mehlman
ISBN: 9781421406695 1421406691
OCLC Number: 779097130
Description: ix, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. What is to come? : 1. Visions of heaven and hell ; 2. Thinking about the unthinkable --
pt. 2. The hazards of evolutionary engineering : 3. Physical harm to children ; 4. Psychosocial harm to children ; 5. Broader consequences for society ; 6. The end of the human lineage ; 7. Evolution by nature or by human design? --
pt. 3. Managing risk in evolutionary engineering : 8. Protecting the children ; 9. Preserving societal cohesion ; 10. Providing for our descendents ; 11. Safeguarding the human species.
Responsibility: Maxwell J. Mehlman.
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Bioethicist Maxwell Mehlman thinks that we will inevitably reengineer the human species, and he writes about that and the mistakes we might make in the process... A deep and wide-ranging catalog of Read more...

 
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