Redesigning Humans

Redesigning Humans

A thought-provoking examination into the implications of reproductive biology reveals that governments, religious groups, and others with ethical and moral concerns will be unable to prevent the technological advances that will lead to the ...

Author: Gregory Stock

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618340831

Category: Science

Page: 277

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A thought-provoking examination into the implications of reproductive biology reveals that governments, religious groups, and others with ethical and moral concerns will be unable to prevent the technological advances that will lead to the ability to choose certain genes at the embryo stage, allowing parents to custom design their children. Reprint.
Categories: Science

Redesigning Humans

Redesigning Humans

Author: Gregory Stock

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061806026X

Category: Science

Page: 277

View: 224

Examines potential uses for genetic technology, including the ability to identify and manipulate genes, and the social and moral consequences of such decisions.
Categories: Science

Redesigning Humans

Redesigning Humans

Author: Gregory Stock

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061806026X

Category: Science

Page: 277

View: 738

Examines potential uses for genetic technology, including the ability to identify and manipulate genes, and the social and moral consequences of such decisions.
Categories: Science

Birth Rights and Wrongs

Birth Rights and Wrongs

168– 180 (1998); Gregory Stock, Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic
Future 197–201 (2002). See Dov Fox, The Illiberality of “Liberal Eugenics,”20
Ratio 1, 3–4 (2007). See Dov Fox, Silver Spoons and Golden Genes: Genetic ...

Author: Dov Fox

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190675721

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 855

Millions of Americans rely on the likes of birth control, IVF, and genetic testing to make plans as intimate and farreaching as any over a lifetime. This is no less than the medicine of miracles. It fills empty cradles, frees families from terrible disease, and empowers them to fashion their lives on their own terms. But accidents happen. Pharmacists mix up pills. Lab techs misread tests. Obstetricians tell women their healthy fetuses would be stillborn. Political and economic forces conspire against regulation. And judges throw up their hands when professionals foist parenthood on people who didn't want it, or childlessness on those who did. Failed abortions, switched donors, and lost embryos may be first-world problems. But these aren't innocent lapses or harmless errors. They're wrongs in need of rights. This book lifts the curtain on reproductive negligence, gives voice to the lives it upends, and vindicates the interests that advances in medicine and technology bring to full expression. It charts the legal universe of errors that: (1) deprive pregnancy or parenthood of people who set out to pursue them; (2) impose pregnancy or parenthood on those who tried to avoid these roles; or (3) confound efforts to have a child with or without certain genetic traits. This novel architecture forces citizens and courts to rethink the reproductive controversies of our time, and equips us to meet the new challenges-from womb transplants to gene editing-that lie just over the horizon.
Categories: Law

Kreativit t Tagungsband

Kreativit  t  Tagungsband

Fukuyama , Francis : Our Posthuman Future , Consequences of the
Biotechnology Revolution , New York 2002 . Gehlen , Arnold : Die ... Stock ,
Gregory : Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable Genetic Future , Boston 2002 .
Swift , Jonathan ...

Author: Günter Abel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068805954

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1292

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Kreativität ist zu einem Schlüsselbegriff innerhalb der Wissenschaften, der Forschung, der Wirtschaft und der Medien aufgestiegen. Sie ist ein zentrales Thema der öffentlichen Diskussion und schwingt stets mit, wenn von Innovation, Fortschritt, Zukunft der Wissensgesellschaft, Genforschung, Bioethik, virtuellen Welten und künstlicher Intelligenz die Rede ist. Zugleich spielt Kreativität eine grundlegende Rolle sowohl in den sozialen, wissenschaftlichen und technischen Fähigkeiten und Kompetenzen des Menschen, wie auch in unserem alltäglichen Wahrnehmen, Sprechen, Denken und Handeln. Die Autoren dieses Bandes nehmen sich des Themas gezielt an, reflektieren die Formen, Praktiken und Dynamiken von Kreativität sowie deren Bedingungen und Voraussetzungen und heben die Logik von Kreativitätsprozessen ins Blickfeld.
Categories: Philosophy

The Futurist

The Futurist

Management Personal Futures Science and Technology and taxes " is this book '
s theme , and Gigerenzer applies it to ... Benjamin Franklin ' s axiom that " nothing
is certain but death Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable Genetic Future by ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068949687

Category: Business forecasting

Page:

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Categories: Business forecasting

Genetic Bodies and Genetic Families

Genetic Bodies and Genetic Families

Quite active today , bioethicist Gregory Stock , director of 1 the Program on
Medicine , Technology and Society at the University of California , Los Angeles
and author of the 2002 book Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable Genetic
Future is in ...

Author: Kristen Karlberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X85537

Category: Fetus

Page: 608

View: 960

Categories: Fetus

Blood Evidence

Blood Evidence

... in his book Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable Genetic Future , 110 which ,
as one reviewer put it , advances “ the classic eugenicist ' s dream . " 111 )
Fukuyama calls for national and international regulations on reimplantation
genetic ...

Author: Henry Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060646026

Category: Law

Page: 418

View: 174

Uses case studies to examine how investigators collect genetic evidence and discusses how DNA has altered crime-solving and the court system as well as the ethical ramifications of cloning, genetic modification, and the death penalty.
Categories: Law

Clashing Views on Social Issues

Clashing Views on Social Issues

... Ronald Bailey , Liberation Biology : The Scientific and Moral Case for the
Biotech Revolution ( Prometheus Books , 2005 ) ; Gregory Stock , Redesigning
Humans : Our Inevitable Genetic Future ( Houghton Mifflin , 2002 ) ; Allan
Buchanan et ...

Author: Kurt Finsterbusch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 0073514969

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

View: 980

This fourteenth edition of TAKING SIDES: SOCIAL ISSUES presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor’s manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.dushkin.com/online.
Categories: Social Science

Technology Review

Technology Review

PERSONAL POINT OF IMPACT : Author , Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable
Genetic Future before the technology of germline intervention itself is ready for
prime time , we ' ll be dealing with sophisticated screening that allows
prospective ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081548979

Category: Technology

Page:

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Categories: Technology

Stuck with Virtue

Stuck with Virtue

The American Individual and Our Biotechnological Future Peter Augustine
Lawler. who undermine ... See Stock ' s Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable
Genetic Future ( New York : Houghton Mifflin , 2002 ) . My analysis throughout
this ...

Author: Peter Augustine Lawler

Publisher: Isi Books

ISBN: UOM:39015063245503

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

View: 731

Cloning, gene therapy, stem-cell harvesting—are we on the path to a Huxley-like Brave New World? Not really, argues political philosopher and Kass Commission member Peter Augustine Lawler in Stuck with Virtue: The American Individual and Our Biotechnological Future, even as he admits that we will likely become more obsessive and anxious and will be subjected to new forms of tyranny. Rather, he contends, human nature is such that the biotechnological world to come, despite the best efforts of its proponents, will still fail to make it possible to feel good without being good. It will be harder, Lawler warns, to be virtuous in the future, because we will be more detached than ever from the natural sources of happiness. But we may take some solace in the fact that virtue will still be the best way to live well with what we really know. With irony and wit, Lawler delivers the good news about the future of the American individual: We’re going to remain free, because the modern effort to make increasingly individualistic human beings at home with themselves and their environments through technological progress cannot succeed. That is the truth and promise, concludes Lawler, of a genuinely postmodern conservatism.
Categories: Philosophy

Technophobia

Technophobia

The controversy spawns widespread debate in books such as Redesigning
Humans : Our Inevitable Genetic Future ( 2002 ) by Gregory Stock , Enough :
Staying Human in an Engineered Age ( 2003 ) by Bill McKibben , The Terrible
Gift : The ...

Author: Daniel Dinello

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062866788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 329

View: 278

Dinello examines the conflict between the techno-utopia promised by real world scientists and the techno-dystopia predicted by science fiction. The book summarises the current state of each technology, while presenting corresponding reactions in science fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cloning

Cloning

What is the case for allowing genetic and other biological manipulations with the
potential to change human beings? As stem cell research, ... He is also the
author of the new book Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future.
Arguing ...

Author: Nancy Harris

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 0737719664

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 394

Twenty-one signed essays and a time line cover the history of cloning, with a section devoted to Dolly the sheep, and present both sides of such controversies as whether humans should be cloned.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Golems Among Us

Golems Among Us

Here the scientific nature and ethical problems of genetic engineering technology
, though now slightly dated - are set down ... of where genetic therapies may be
headed , Gregory Stock ' s Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable Genetic Future
 ...

Author: Byron L. Sherwin

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: UOM:39015061145895

Category: Science

Page: 237

View: 817

In this book, Byron Sherwin briefly traces the fascinating history of the golem legend in Western culture, then shows how we can use it to navigate a safe journey--philosophically, theologically, ethically, and in public policy.
Categories: Science

Cloning

Cloning

John Charles Kunich , The Naked Clone : How Cloning Bans Threaten Our
Personal Rights . Westport , CT : Praeger , 2003. ... of genetic engineering in
plants and animals . Gregory Stock , Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable
Genetic Future.

Author: Louise I. Gerdes

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 0737732202

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 141

View: 886

Presents a collection of articles and questions that debate a variety of topics on the subject of cloning.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy

Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy

14 Gregory Stock , Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable Genetic Future ( New
York : Houghton Mifflin , 2002 ) , 4 . 15 Bob Seidensticker , Future Hype : The
Myths of Technology Change ( San Francisco : Berrett - Koehler , 2006 ) . 16 Bill
 ...

Author: Jason T. Eberl

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124023271

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

View: 115

What’s the point of living after your world has been destroyed? This is one of many questions raised by the Sci-Fi Channel’s critically acclaimed series Battlestar Galactica. More than just an action-packed “space opera,” each episode offers a dramatic character study of the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers as they confront existential, moral, metaphysical, theological, and political crises. This volume addresses some of the key questions to which the Colonials won’t find easy answers, even when they reach Earth: Are Cylons persons? Is Baltar’s scientific worldview superior to Six’s religious faith? Can Starbuck be free if she has a special destiny? Is it ethical to cut one’s losses and leave people behind? Is collaboration with the enemy ever the right move? Is humanity a “flawed creation”? Should we share the Cylon goal of “transhumanism”? Is it really a big deal that Starbuck’s a woman?
Categories: Performing Arts

Revaluing Social Work

Revaluing Social Work

An introduction to genetic engineering. Cambridge, UK: ... Redesigning humans:
Our inevitable genetic future. Boston: Houghton ... In W. Kristol & E. Cohen (Eds.),
The future is now: America confronts the new genetics, pp. 81–89. Lanham ...

Author: David S. Derezotes

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924097732956

Category: Discoveries in science

Page: 200

View: 772

Challenges social work to reinvent itself in response to clients' changing needs in the world. This book covers the theories of science - global survival, ecology, physics, and evolution. It also covers the evolutionary technologies - biological, mental, environmental, and spiritual.
Categories: Discoveries in science

Analog Science Fiction Fact

Analog Science Fiction   Fact

When gene therapy is discussed these Yet to many people the very idea is days ,
it almost always refers to somatic ... An cussed book , Redesigning Humans :
article on the topic , entitled “ Biology ' s Our Inevitable Genetic Future , Stock Last
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113503572

Category: Science fiction

Page:

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Categories: Science fiction

The Ethics of Genetic Engineering

The Ethics of Genetic Engineering

See, generally, Gregory Stock, Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic
Future (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002); John Campbell and Gregory Stock, ''A
Vision for Practical Human Germline Engineering,'' in Engineering the Human ...

Author: Roberta M. Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135195847

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 447

Human genetic engineering may soon be possible. The gathering debate about this prospect already threatens to become mired in irresolvable disagreement. After surveying the scientific and technological developments that have brought us to this pass, The Ethics of Genetic Engineering focuses on the ethical and policy debate, noting the deep divide that separates proponents and opponents. The book locates the source of this divide in differing framing assumptions: reductionist pluralist on one side, holist communitarian on the other. The book argues that we must bridge this divide, drawing on the resources from both encampments, if we are to understand and cope with the distinctive problems posed by genetic engineering. These problems, termed "fractious problems," are novel, complex, ethically fraught, unavoidably of public concern, and unavoidably divisive. Berry examines three prominent ethical and political theories – utilitarianism, Kantianism, and virtue ethics – to consider their competency in bridging the divide and addressing these fractious problems. The book concludes that virtue ethics can best guide parental decision making and that a new policymaking approach sketched here, a "navigational approach," can best guide policymaking. These approaches enable us to gain a rich understanding of the problems posed and to craft resolutions adequate to their challenges.
Categories: Medical

Seeing the Future Through New Eyes

Seeing the Future Through New Eyes

of Human Intelligence . New York : Random House . Stock , Gregory . 2002.
Redesigning Humans : Our Inevitable Genetic Future . New York : Houghton
Mifflin Company . Teilhard de Chardin , Pierre . 1964. The Future of Man . New
York ...

Author: Cynthia G. Wagner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0930242653

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 254

More than 30 forward-thinking scholars contributed these outstanding essays in conjunction with the World Future Society's annual meeting, WorldFuture 2008: Seeing the Future Through New Eyes. The conference and its companion volume explore diverse perspectives that inspire us to think anew about tomorrow. Among the topics included in the volume are technological evolution, backcasting, scenario forecasting, evolutionary economics, high school of the future, learning from the ancient oracles, telegeography, the globalization of crime, future directions for marriage, and much more.
Categories: Social Science