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Lec 24 - University of California, Berkeley Engineering 124...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Engineering 124 Lecture 24 4/19/07 Biotechnology, Democracy, and Their Problems Guest Lecturer: Professor David Winickoff - teaches ESPM162 the growing power of molecular genetics confronts us with future prospects of being able to change the nature of our species. Cloning in the Animal World o Dolly, the first genetically cloned sheep o Brought upon the notion of Human Cloning Technocratic v. democratic v. moral decision-making in biotechnology o The domain of “public morality” Formalization of moral rules governing life and its choices for the collective Different moral visions for collective life, ends, not just means Involve technical knowledges o So, Who decides The New Genetics and Its Moral Choices o Pay attention to the play of these divides: What is human nature? Human v. non-human That is the nature of human difference What is natural v. unnatural
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