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Preaching Eugenics

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Author: Christine Rosen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198035640
Size: 35.55 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Book Description: With our success in mapping the human genome, the possibility of altering our genetic futures has given rise to difficult ethical questions. Although opponents of genetic manipulation frequently raise the specter of eugenics, our contemporary debates about bioethics often take place in a historical vacuum. In fact, American religious leaders raised similarly challenging ethical questions in the first half of the twentieth century. Preaching Eugenics tells how Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish leaders confronted and, in many cases, enthusiastically embraced eugenics-a movement that embodied progressive attitudes about modern science at the time. Christine Rosen argues that religious leaders pursued eugenics precisely when they moved away from traditional religious tenets. The liberals and modernists-those who challenged their churches to embrace modernity-became the eugenics movement's most enthusiastic supporters. Their participation played an important part in the success of the American eugenics movement. In the early twentieth century, leaders of churches and synagogues were forced to defend their faiths on many fronts. They faced new challenges from scientists and intellectuals; they struggled to adapt to the dramatic social changes wrought by immigration and urbanization; and they were often internally divided by doctrinal controversies among modernists, liberals, and fundamentalists. Rosen draws on previously unexplored archival material from the records of the American Eugenics Society, religious and scientific books and periodicals of the day, and the personal papers of religious leaders such as Rev. John Haynes Holmes, Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick, Rev. John M. Cooper, Rev. John A. Ryan, and biologists Charles Davenport and Ellsworth Huntington, to produce an intellectual history of these figures that is both lively and illuminating. The story of how religious leaders confronted one of the era's newest "sciences," eugenics, sheds important new light on a time much like our own, when religion and science are engaged in critical and sometimes bitter dialogue.


The Human Gene Editing Debate

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Author: John H. Evans
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0197519563
Size: 66.88 MB
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Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: For decades, the debate on human gene-editing has identified and agreed upon certain limits that draw the line between ethical and unethical territory: for example, applications for diseases are accepted, but not for enhancements. However, society keeps pushing the limits, as seen with the advent of CRISPR technology and the birth of the first genetically modified babies in China. John H. Evans rethinks how we discuss and debate these collective limits, which havelong been characterized as a slippery slope. He examines past, present, and future arguments, and argues which limits can hold and which cannot, before we reach the dystopian bottom.


The Degenerates

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Author: J. Albert Mann
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1534419357
Size: 16.14 MB
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Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: “Respectful, unflinching, and eye-opening.” —Kirkus Reviews “Historical fiction that not only depicts a cruel, horrifying reality but also the strength and courage of the people who had to endure it.” —Booklist In the tradition of Girl, Interrupted, this fiery historical novel follows four young women in the early 20th century whose lives intersect when they are locked up by a world that took the poor, the disabled, the marginalized-and institutionalized them for life. The Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded is not a happy place. The young women who are already there certainly don’t think so. Not Maxine, who is doing everything she can to protect her younger sister Rose in an institution where vicious attendants and bullying older girls treat them as the morons, imbeciles, and idiots the doctors have deemed them to be. Not Alice, either, who was left there when her brother couldn’t bring himself to support a sister with a club foot. And not London, who has just been dragged there from the best foster situation she’s ever had, thanks to one unexpected, life-altering moment. Each girl is determined to change her fate, no matter what it takes.


Parental Eugenics

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Author: Suzanne Elizabeth Evans
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Size: 63.22 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 556
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The Public Historian

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Size: 48.54 MB
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Category : Communities
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Eugenics Review

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Size: 19.38 MB
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Category : Eugenics
Languages : en
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New Oxford Review

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Size: 47.65 MB
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Category : Church and social problems
Languages : en
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The New Atlantis

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Size: 49.50 MB
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Category : Technology
Languages : en
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The Mankind Quarterly

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Author: Council for Social and Economic Studies (U.S.)
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Size: 46.51 MB
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Category : Anthropology
Languages : en
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Crisis

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Size: 70.55 MB
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Choice

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Size: 44.98 MB
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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
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