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Silver sees the obstructionists of the religious right finding allies among the left-leaning, post-Christian devotees of nature. Both groups recoil from the prospect of using new science to improve human genes or to re-engineer the plants and animals humans rely on for food. Both groups, Silver asserts, fail to realize that humans have been productively intervening in natural reproductive processes for millennia ? and should now use available tools to do so more aggressively, both to minimize suffering and to maximize ecological health.
This book will fuel precisely the
kind of debate Silver recognizes as essential in a democracy sorting out
perplexing scientific possibilities. September 13th, Muhlenberg Branch Public
Humanist Society of New York at shsny.org