What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black by Gregory E. PenceWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black by Gregory E. Pence

What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black

byGregory E. Pence

Paperback | March 29, 2016

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What is the real-world history and science of human cloning, and does Orphan Black get it right? Can you "own” a person#151;even a cloned one? How can Sarah Manning be straight, Cosima gay, and Tony trans? Cult hit sci-fi showOrphan Blackdoesn’t just entertain#151;it also raises fascinating questions about human cloning, its ethics, and its impact on personal identity.

InWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black, prominent bioethicist Gregory E. Pence violates Clone Club’s first rule to take us deeper into the show and its connections to the real world, including:

Widespread myths about human clones (andOrphan Black’s rejection of them)
Our ugly history of eugenics
The ethics of human experimentation, by way of Projects Castor and Leda
What we can learn about clones and identity from twin studies and tensions amongOrphan Black’s clone "sisters”
Kendall Malone and other genetic anomalies
The brave new world of genetic enhancement and clonal dynasties, and how Helena and Kira Manning fit in

In the process,What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Clubreveals whyOrphan Blackis some of today’s most engaging and thought-provoking television.
Gregory E. Pence, PhD, is an international expert on the ethics of human cloning. A year after the birth of the lamb Dolly in 1997, he wrote Who's Afraid of Human Cloning? and in 2004, Cloning After Dolly: Who's Still Afraid?. In 2000, he was the lone bioethicist to testify before Congress and the California Senate against bills that w...
Title:What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan BlackFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 29, 2016Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1942952341

ISBN - 13:9781942952343

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"In this timely book, Professor Gregory Pence fights fire with fire, transforming Orphan Black from hit series into bioethics and philosophy text. His thoughtful analysis of cloning fact and fiction draws upon a wealth of scientific and sociological research. Professors and students alike will enjoy this rich and entertaining book."—Kerry Lynn Macintosh, professor of law, Santa Clara University"Medical ethics expert and science fiction aficionado Gregory Pence has written a wonderful book that is both a captivating read as well as highly educational. . . . I highly recommend this for inclusion in your personal dinner table conversation starter kit, student reading materials or simply as a book to read on your next long flight or at the beach. Buy it, you won’t regret it!"—Udo Schuklenk, PhD, professor of philosophy and Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics