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Author Mehlman, Maxwell J.
Title Transhumanist dreams and dystopian nightmares : the promise and peril of genetic engineering / Maxwell J. Mehlman.
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  QH442 .M44 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 274 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Transhumanist Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares -- Visions of Heaven and Hell -- Thinking about the Unthinkable -- part 2. The Hazards of Evolutionary Engineering -- Physical Harm to Children -- Psycho-Social Harm to Children -- Broader Consequences for Society -- The End of the Human Species -- Evolution by Nature or by Human Design? -- part 3. Managing Risk in Evolutionary Engineering -- Protecting the Children -- Preserving Societal Cohesion -- Providing for our Descendents -- Safeguarding the Human Species -- Epilogue.
Subject Genetic engineering -- Social aspects.
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genetic engineering -- Environmental aspects.
ISBN 1421406691 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9781421406695 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9781421407272 (electronic)
1421407272 (electronic)
OCLC number 779097130