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Designer Evolution Simon Young Hardcover

ISBN 9781591022909
REGISTERED: 12/21/17
UPDATED: 02/21/20
Designer Evolution: A Transhumanist Manifesto

Forewords by Dr. Aubrey de Grey (Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge) and Robert A. Freitas Jr. (Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing)A rare and uplifting vision of the biological future we can and should create for ourselves. – Dr. Gregory Fahy, Chief Scientific Officer, Vice President, 21st Century MedicineThe debate about the ethics of human biotechnology or genetic engineering is one of the most important cultural issues of our time. Transhumanism is the philosophy that most of all supports genetic science and biotechnology, yet the public knows little about this emerging philosophy. Transhumanism declares unequivocal support for the attempt to eliminate disease, defeat death, and enhance the body and mind beyond the limitations of the age-old human condition.In Designer Evolution Simon Young presents a polemical espousal of transhumanist philosophy and a trenchant attack on its critics, the Bio-Luddites. The author calls for a rejection of premodern superstition and postmodern nihilism in favor of a renewed belief in human progress through scientific rationality.In an age when cynicism, fatalism, and nihilism are rife, Designer Evolution will rekindle a feeling of optimism about the future of our species. This is a concise, reader-friendly introduction to a vitally important philosophy that will become difficult to ignore as advances in biotechnology increasingly claim the headlines in the coming decades.

  • Designer Evolution: A Transhumanist Manifesto available on May 15 2018 from Indigo for 31.5
  • ISBN bar code 9781591022909 ξ1 registered July 03 2012
  • ISBN bar code 9781591022909 ξ2 registered February 11 2017
  • Product category is Book

  • # 978159102290
  • Product color is Simon Young

Medical - Genetics Medical - Ethics

    ^ (2014). Designer Evolution Simon Young Hardcover, Prometheus Books. (revised Jul 2018)
    ^ Designer Evolution: A Transhumanist Manifesto Indigo. (revised May 2018)

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