The Body Politic
The Battle Over Science in AmericaBook - 2011
"Yet while no one can deny that science undergirds the American Dream, it has long been fertile terrain for the "culture wars." Along with arguing the pros and cons of abortion and healthcare, policymakers must now grapple with advancements that raise questions about what it means to be human: we've decoded the genome, but should we modify it to enhance certain "desirable" traits? If we can, should we prolong life at any cost? Will we soon be counting robots, cyborgs, and chimeras among our friends and family? The first book to unpack our love/hate relationship with science from the US's origins to today, The Body Politic is essential reading for science buffs and concerned citizens alike. --Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Bellevue Literary Press, c2011.
Characteristics: 207 p. ;,23 cm.