A medical ethicist offers moral and scientific arguments in defense of human cloning as a reproductive option at a time when many organizations are trying to ban further experimentation in the field Original IP BAKER TAYLOR...
|Title||:||Who's Afraid of Human Cloning?|
|Publisher||:||Rowman Littlefield 1 Februar 1998|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Seiten|
|File Size||:||566 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Who's Afraid of Human Cloning? Reviews
I was hoping to use this book as one of several references for a college report. I need representatives of the many views held on this issue. Although the scientific explanations in the beginning are clear and helpful, the opinions expressed in the latter part of the book are not useful, as the author indulges in sarcastic asides, illogical juxtapositioning and even a snide nickname or two rather than the dispassionate reasoning I am seeking. The author's dislikes are far too evident. At least he IS evenhanded in criticising conservatives, religions, branches of government, congressmen, public figures, and the common man alike. Amusing, even clever perhaps, but not scholarly enough despite the format.
This book saved my life! I am an arts major and had to do a term paper on human cloning. The science was explained very clearly but not in too much detail (as in Gina Kolata's CLONE). I especially liked the sections on myths and mistakes about cloning, including how cloning and twins are bashed in movies and fiction (I'm a twin!). Pence argues that a child originated by cloning is just a delayed twin, which I can buy. All in all, I got ten book out of the library on cloning, but this is the only one I had to buy because I needed to mark it up so much. On Amazon.com, it's a good buy in paperback and well worth the $8-9.
I'm a huge fan of human cloning, and am convinced of many of Pence's arguments. He goes far enough to add the scientific procedures, helping me for a college cellular biology class. His views are not biased at all, and his ideas/arguments are well backed up by factual information. If you want to learn the facts about cloning read this book. He does not mock religion or government, but this book may not be appropriate for people set in their ways, unwilling to open themselves to the possibilities. It's important to keep religion and science apart; Pence does this wonderfully.
Gregory Pence is an excellent writer. I do not agree with what he has to stay, but he states his position pretty well, although he is somewhat inconsistent in his arguments. He also mocks the Catholic Church and is too egotistical in his own views. He does not understand why the majority of the world is anti-cloning - thinking that we all just fear it for illogical reasons. He doesn't consider that maybe we all oppose it because it is immoral and against what most of our religions stand for!
I loved it
Was I happy to get my hands on this book. Stanford's Green Library had it, and I needed to research on cloning for my extended essay (4000W). This book gives me everything I need to know, and I would like to thank Mr. Pence for such a good read and research 'mine'