Thursday, January 17, 2008

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Thursday, January 17, 2008 The New Biology - Leon Kass - 1971 - The ability to modify and control human abilities and potentials by the manipulation of bodies, genes, and minds - 1. The Control of Death and Life - 2. The Control of Human Potentiality - 3. The Control of Human Achievement - The engineer can engineer the engineer - Once we breed in or out a genetic trait it is there forever – what if we make a mistake? - To vanquish human suffering – to take away pain and disease - Each and everyone of these good things comes with a cost - We don't think about quality of a human life that cannot end or the impact on society of having older and older people - Our culture worships the ideology of control – we expect to always be in control - This attitude was created - New medicines – you can control everything – when you go to sleep, if you an anxious of not etc. .. - It is an illusion The Control of Life and Death - Louis Thomas - “The Lives of a Cell” - “If you look at the structures inside a cell, at one time they were all free living organisms and they eventually banded together and created a symbiotic community” - Trained in medicine in the 1930's - his father was a doctor - Fist memories of riding with father on a wagon, making house calls - The job of medicine was not to cure disease, the doctor was the narrator – helpless, stood with the family - Medicine today – What doctors ought to do because we can do so much Whole body death vs. brain dead
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 2020-02 taught by Professor Vengerven during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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