Challenging Nature: The Clash Between Biotechnology and Spirituality

August 7, 2007|
Challenging Nature: The Clash Between Biotechnology and Spirituality by Lee M. Silver
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Stem cell research, genetically modified crops, animals developed with personalized human organs for transplantation, and other previously inconceivable biotech applications could increase the quality of all human lives and maximize the health of the biosphere. But ironically, as the science becomes more precise and transparent, it also becomes more contentious. In Challenging Nature, Silver argues that although they seem to have little in common, Christian fundamentalists opposed to embryo research and New Age organic food devotees are both driven by a deeply rooted fear that biotechnology—in some guise—challenges the sovereignty of a higher or deeper transcendent authority. In the short term, Silver writes, Eastern spiritual traditions will give Asian countries a research advantage. But over the millennia, human nature may have the potential to remake Mother Nature in the image of an idealized world.

Lee M. Silver is professor of molecular biology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton Uni-versity, and author of Challenging Nature. He holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University, and he lives with his family in New Jersey and New York.
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Title:Challenging Nature: The Clash Between Biotechnology and SpiritualityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.05 inShipping dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.05 inPublished:August 7, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060582685

ISBN - 13:9780060582685

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