Without a horse: On being human in an age of biotechnology

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The introduction of biotechnology has further industrialized agriculture, and seems to have given the final body blow to Mom and Pop family farming in America. As long as people care about human excellence, natural talents and the dedication and intelligence required to perfect those talents, the author believe the spirit of sports, and the Olympics can and should survive. For children who grew up on human growth hormone, Ritalin and Prozac, eating foods enriched through genetic engineering, served up by botoxed and liposuctioned parents. It is estimated that 30, 000 aging Americans use recombinant human growth hormone (HGH) to build muscle mass and lower body fat; earlier this year Sylvester Stallone was arrested with an illegal stash of HGH at Sydney’s international airport. David Hume complaint was that in his day, in treatise after treatise first principles about nature and human nature were set forth as the foundation of politics or law or economics and so forth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781317120049
ISBN (Print)9781409410508
StatePublished - 13 May 2016

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Publisher Copyright:
© Nancey Murphy and Christopher C. Knight and the contributors 2010.


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