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How Far Should Science Extend the Human Lifespan?

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Overview

Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737743036
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 4/17/2009
  • Series: At Issue Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Life Extension: An Overview Ker Than 10

2 Aging Is a Disease That Science Should Cure Joel Garreau 21

3 Life Extension Raises Complex Social Issues George Dvorsky 32

4 Early Intervention Extends Life and Ensures Health S. Jay Olshansky Daniel Perry Richard A. Miller Robert N. Butler 36

5 Longer Lifespans Could Make People Feel Dissatisfied and Less Human Ker Than 49

6 Opposition to Life Extension Is Based on Myths Joao Pedro de Magalhaes 54

7 Extending the Human Lifespan Is a Moral Imperative George Dvorsky 61

8 Life-Extension Technologies Can Be Misused Leon R. Kass 70

9 Science Should Extend the Human Lifespan Indefinitely Aubrey de Grey 77

10 Science Would Be Wrong to Extend Life Indefinitely Diana Schaub 89

11 Life Extension Widens the Gap Between Rich and Poor Melissa Fusco 95

Organizations to Contact 100

Bibliography 106

Index 110

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