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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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Transhumanists advocate for the development and distribution of technologies that will enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities, even eliminate aging. This book reveals that  Read more...

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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: Part 1. What is to come? --
1. Visions of heaven and hell --
2. Thinking about the unthinkable --
Part 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? --
Part 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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