The Resource Contested reproduction : genetic technologies, religion, and public debate, John H. Evans

Contested reproduction : genetic technologies, religion, and public debate, John H. Evans

Label
Contested reproduction : genetic technologies, religion, and public debate
Title
Contested reproduction
Title remainder
genetic technologies, religion, and public debate
Statement of responsibility
John H. Evans
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Scientific breakthroughs have led us to a point where soon we will be able to make specific choices about the genetic makeup of our offspring. In fact, this reality has arrived-and it is only a matter of time before the technology becomes widespread. Much like past arguments about stem-cell research, the coming debate over these reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) will be both political and, for many people, religious. In order to understand how the debate will play out in the United States, John H. Evans conducted the first in-depth study of the claims made about RGTs by religious people from across the political spectrum, and Contested Reproduction is the stimulating result. Some of the opinions Evans documents are familiar, but others-such as the idea that certain genetic conditions produce a "meaningful suffering" that is, ultimately, desirable-provide a fascinating glimpse of religious reactions to cutting-edge science. Not surprisingly, Evans discovers that for many people opinion on the issue closely relates to their feelings about abortion, but he also finds a shared moral language that offers a way around the unproductive polarization of the abortion debate and other culture-war concerns. Admirably evenhanded, Contested Reproduction is a prescient, profound look into the future of a hot-button issue
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, John Hyde
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RG133.5
LC item number
.E93 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 L-083
  • WQ 208
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  • Human reproductive technology
  • Abortion
  • Eugenics
  • Human evolution
  • Abortion
  • Eugenics
  • Human evolution
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Religious aspects
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
Label
Contested reproduction : genetic technologies, religion, and public debate, John H. Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of abortion, reproductive genetic technologies, and the contemporary public's views -- Talking about embryonic life -- Nature, God, humanity, and promethean fatalism -- Human dignity and equality of treatment -- Meaningful suffering -- Will religious discourse about reproductive genetic technologies limit debate? -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. methodological appendix -- Appendix B. religious respondent interview guide
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 267 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226222707
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676697467
  • (OCoLC)ocn676697467
Label
Contested reproduction : genetic technologies, religion, and public debate, John H. Evans
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of abortion, reproductive genetic technologies, and the contemporary public's views -- Talking about embryonic life -- Nature, God, humanity, and promethean fatalism -- Human dignity and equality of treatment -- Meaningful suffering -- Will religious discourse about reproductive genetic technologies limit debate? -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. methodological appendix -- Appendix B. religious respondent interview guide
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 267 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226222707
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676697467
  • (OCoLC)ocn676697467

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