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The body politic : the battle over science in America, Jonathan D. Moreno

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The body politic : the battle over science in America
Title
The body politic
Title remainder
the battle over science in America
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan D. Moreno
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In her foreword to Science Next, Elizabeth Edwards wrote of science as a tool for social progress: "Innovation is not simply the abstract victory of knowledge [or] the research that gave me years to live; the next science can advance human flourishing and serve the common good. That's the kind of world I want to leave for my children, and for yours." With these words, she joined a tradition that goes back to America's founders, who saw America itself as a "great experiment." 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 our country's origins to today, The Body Politic is essential reading for science buffs and concerned citizens alike.Jonathan D. Moreno is editor of the Center for American Progress' online magazine Science Progress and professor of bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Author and editor of many seminal books and articles on science and science policy, he divides his time between Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moreno, Jonathan D
Dewey number
303.48/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.5
LC item number
.M6635 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Medical policy
  • SCIENCE / History
  • MEDICAL / Health Policy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
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The body politic : the battle over science in America, Jonathan D. Moreno
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm709681056
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781934137383
Lccn
2011026354
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)709681056
  • (Sirsi) a1081124
Label
The body politic : the battle over science in America, Jonathan D. Moreno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm709681056
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781934137383
Lccn
2011026354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)709681056
  • (Sirsi) a1081124

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