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By C. Ben Mitchell

ISBN-10: 1589011384

ISBN-13: 9781589011380

Some of humankind's maximum instruments were cast within the study laboratory. Who may well argue that scientific advances like antibiotics, blood transfusions, and pacemakers haven't more suitable the standard of people's lives? yet with each one new technological leap forward there comes an array of results, instantly expected and unpredictable, necessary and unsafe.

Outcry over fresh advancements within the reproductive and genetic sciences has printed deep fissures in society's conception of biotechnical development. Many are involved that reckless technological improvement, pushed via consumerist impulses and grasping entrepreneurialism, has the capability to appreciably shift the human condition—and no longer for the better strong. Biotechnology and the Human Good builds a case for a stewardship deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian theism to responsibly interpret and investigate new applied sciences in a fashion that solutions this drawback.

The authors together realize people now not as self sustaining beings yet as ones liable to one another, to the realm they stay in, and to God. They argue that to query and critique how fields like cybernetics, nanotechnology, and genetics may possibly impact our destiny isn't really anti-science, anti-industry, or anti-progress, yet particularly the way to advertise human flourishing, good judgment, and solid stewardship.

A artificial paintings drawing at the considered a doctor, ethicists, and a theologian, Biotechnology and the Human Good reminds us that even though know-how is a robust and sometimes awe-inspiring instrument, it really is what lies within the middle and soul of who wields this software that actually makes the adaptation in our world.

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