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Strains of Andromeda: The Cosmic Potential Hazards of Genetic Engineering

Luis A. Campos

in Nature Remade: Engineering Life, Envisioning Worlds

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226783260
eISBN:
9780226783574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226783574.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

At the dawn of the era of genetic engineering, molecular biologists and others at the famed 1975 Asilomar conference wrangled with the potential biohazards of recombinant DNA research, exchanging ... More


Fear of State: The Nonscientists

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on some of the staunchest nonscientist-deniers of climate change. These include George Will, who holds a PhD from Princeton in philosophy and is a former college professor and ... More


Faux Posthumanism: The Discourse of Species and the Neocolonial Project in Michael Crichton's Congo

Cary Wolfe

in Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226905136
eISBN:
9780226905129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the discourse of species in Michael's Crichton's novel “Congo.” It suggests that the novel's logic of neocolonialism is that which organizes its species discourse and that the ... More


Biology in Human Affairs

Suzanne Bourgeois

in Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276079
eISBN:
9780520956599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276079.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Biology raises numerous issues that have social and humanistic implications. Bronowski arranged visits of the linguist Roman Jakobson, which are the origin of language studies at the institute. ... More


Introduction

Cary Wolfe

in Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226905136
eISBN:
9780226905129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume about animal rights. This volume analyzes Luc Ferry's “New Ecological Order” which provides a textbook example of contemporary humanist ... More


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