What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black

What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black

by Gregory E. Pence

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ISBN-13: 9781942952350
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,011,818
File size: 648 KB

About the Author

Gregory E. Pence, PhD, is an international expert on the ethics of human cloning. A year after the birth of the lamb Dolly in 1997, he wrote Who’s Afraid of Human Cloning? and in 2004, Cloning After Dolly: Who’s Still Afraid?. In 2000, he was the lone bioethicist to testify before Congress and the California Senate against bills that would have criminalized human cloning. He has talked about cloning humans at endowed lectures in Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, and on many North American campuses.

He has taught for 40 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he Chairs Philosophy. For 34 years, he taught a required course in Bioethics at UAB to 160 medical students, a course that discussed human cloning. His teams have won three national championships in college Ethics Bowls and he has won the two top teaching awards at UAB. His Medical Ethics has run seven editions over 25 years with McGraw-Hill. He has published over 60 op-ed essays in the New York Times, Birmingham News, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek, including many on cloning humans.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
With the popularity of the television series Orphan Black, Gregory Pence has written about cloning. Gregory discussed many things from the ethics of creating clones, our fears, anomalies, identities, and the future of clones. Since Dolly, the first cloned sheep, everyone seems to have one opinion or another on clones. I feel that most people feel threatened by them in one sense or another, from what kind of a person/human being will they be to how they threaten the idea of being human from birth instead of coming from a laboratory. This book goes the distance for discussing each possible aspect of how clones can affect use. There is so much information and examples through the book to keep it from becoming dry. I really like how it ties back into the Orphan Black series, the season premier is today. That helps to keep me that much more interested. I admit that I have wanted to watch Orphan Black but have not gotten around to it. After reading this book I will definitely be starting Orphan Black. If you like this series I recommend you get a copy of this book. You will NOT be disappointed. I received What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.