By Wesley J. Smith
Smith begins with the fundamental questions. What are stem cells? what's the distinction among embryonic stem cells and grownup stem cells, and that are so much promising for scientific treatment? What does embryonic stem cellphone learn contain and why is it so arguable? what's its dating to human cloning? as well as explaining the technological know-how of stem cells, this hugely readable and thoroughly researched publication reviews at the gargantuan “Big Biotech” and its supporters within the universities and within the technological know-how and bioethics institutions. Smith finds how this foyer works and the way the ideology of “scientism,” combined with the entice of riches, threatens to impose on society a “new eugenics” that will dismantle moral norms and compromise the individuality and value of all human life.
Consumer’s advisor to a courageous New World provides a clear-eyed imaginative and prescient of 2 strength futures. in a single, biotechnology could be a robust instrument to regard affliction and increase the standard of our lives. yet in one other, darker situation, we'll be instructed onto the antihuman course that Aldous Huxley and different prophetic writers first warned opposed to fifty years in the past, sooner than technology fiction grew to become technological know-how fact.
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