Challenging nature: science in a spiritual world

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Paid your deposit on your clone yet? Chosen which of your frozen embryos to contribute to medical experimentation? Silver (molecular biology and public affairs, Princeton U.)goes beyond flip questions such as these and instead focuses on the reasons why we panic and ask them. He looks both on the Left ("Don't genetically modify our food!") and the Right ("Don't conduct embryonic stem cell research!") to their spiritual sources, ranging from a cosmic thunderer on one end and an amorphous but nurturing blob on the other, and reminds readers of what science is intending to do. He discusses the issues of the soul in those embryonic stems cells, the various interpretations of Darwin, organic food and "all natural" medicines, and the advances of science in service of humankind. He then asks that we consider, carefully, culture, religion and ethics before we ask flip questions and make demands. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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