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Challenging Nature The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life

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ISBN-10: 0060582677

ISBN-13: 9780060582678

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lee M. Silver

List price: $26.95
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Biotechnology is the oldest and most widespread of inventions, providing sustenance for humankind since the beginning of civilization. Until recently, however, its tools were crude and its implementation was opaque. Today new understanding in the life sciences brings both precision and transparency to the process. Modern inventions could alleviate human suffering, feed the world, and, at the same time, stem the tide of earth's ecological degradation. Yet ironically, biotechnology becomes evermore contentious. On the left, New Age secularists rail against genetically modified crops. On the right, religious Americans want embryo stem-cell research to be a felony. While they share seemingly…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Soul and Spirit Stories
Science, Faith, and Religion
Spiritual Categories
A Scientific Critique of the Soul
The Origin of Spiritual Beliefs
Human Beings
Not Quite Human, but Not Quite Not
The Embryonic Soul
The Politics of Cloning
Counting Souls
Human-Animal Combinations
Mother Nature
Metaphor and Reality
Darwin's Unwanted Explanation
Organic, All-Natural Food
All-Natural Medicine
Biotechnology and the Biosphere
In the Service of Humankind
The Battle for Mother Nature's Genes
Paradise Lost and Gained
The Final Chapter?
Culture, Religion, and Ethics
Magic and the Future of the Human Soul
Selected Bibliography