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Becoming Immortal
Becoming Immortal (April 2002)
Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy
Stanley Shostak - Author

Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.

Providing the philosophical, practical, and theoretical leverage for abandoning evolution and development in favor of engineering human beings, Becoming Immortal examines the directions biological change might take if civilization were to take charge of its own destiny. With the aid of embryonic man...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Heredity
The Politics of Heredity (July 1998)
Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-Nurture Debate
Diane B. Paul - Author

Explores the political forces underlying shifts in thinking about the respective influence of heredity and environment in shaping human behavior, and the feasibility and morality of eugenics.

The essays collected in The Politics of Heredity explore the political factors underlying shifts in thinking about the role of nature and nurture in shaping human behavior, and about the desirability and feasibility of contro...(Read More)
 
 
The Natural Selection of Autonomy
The Natural Selection of Autonomy (July 1998)
Bruce N. Waller - Author

Challenges the deep traditional assumption that autonomy, morality, and moral responsibility are uniquely human characteristics.

The Natural Selection of Autonomy challenges the deep traditional assumption that autonomy, morality, and moral responsibility are uniquely human characteristics. By examining autonomy on a larger scale in the natural world, it clears away the mysteries associated with autonomy claims and shows what is...(Read More)
 
 
Evolutionary Ethics
Evolutionary Ethics (August 1993)
Matthew H. Nitecki - Editor
Doris V. Nitecki - Editor

This volume analyzes the biological and philosophical disagreements in evolutionary ethics and points out difficulties with the interpretations.

The book is divided into four sections. The first is an historical introduction to the origin of evolutionary ethics, showing how different evolutionary ethics was a hundred years ago, and how distant Huxley is from most of us now. The second section argues for a sociobiological interpretation of e...(Read More)
 
 
History and Evolution
History and Evolution (July 1992)
Matthew H. Nitecki - Editor
Doris V. Nitecki - Editor

The studies of evolutionary biology and of human history face the same kinds of problems and deal with the same processes. Both disciplines deal with similar questions in similar ways, but do the methods used produce comparable knowledge, and are the differences and similarities between these disciplines real?

This book examines the philosophy of historical and evolutionary studies; the objectivity and meanings of human and evolutionary hist...(Read More)
 
 
Human Survival and Consciousness Evolution
Human Survival and Consciousness Evolution (February 1988)
Stanislav Grof - Editor
Marjorie L. Valier - With assistance from

In addition to the apocalyptic prospect of global nuclear destruction, there are other dismal scenarios involving resource and environmental issues that are less imminent but still serious in the long term. Past analyses, seeking remedies, have focused on symptoms rather than causes. They represent extensions and expressions of the same philosophies and strategiescreated these situations.

This book brings a fresh and optimi...(Read More)
 
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