Playing God?: Gentetic Determinism and Human Freedom / Edition 2

Playing God?: Gentetic Determinism and Human Freedom / Edition 2

by Ted Peters
     
 

Since the original publication of Playing God? in 1996, three developments in genetic technology have moved to the center of the public conversation about the ethics of human bioengineering. Cloning, the completion of the human genome project, and, most recently, the controversy over stem cell research have all sparked lively debates among religious thinkers

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Overview

Since the original publication of Playing God? in 1996, three developments in genetic technology have moved to the center of the public conversation about the ethics of human bioengineering. Cloning, the completion of the human genome project, and, most recently, the controversy over stem cell research have all sparked lively debates among religious thinkers and the makers of public policy. In this updated edition, Ted Peters illuminates the key issues in these debates and continues to make deft connections between our questions about God and our efforts to manage technological innovations with wisdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415942492
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Playing God with DNA1
2Puppet Determinism and Promethean Determinism29
3The Crime Gene, Stigma, and Original Sin65
4The So-called "Gay Gene" and Scientized Morality97
5Should We Patent God's Creation?117
6The Question of Germline Intervention145
7The Cloning Controversy159
8The Stem Cell Controversy173
9A Theology of Freedom193
App. A215
CTNS Statement on the Gay Gene Discovery
App. B219
Playing God with David Heyd
Notes221
Index249

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