The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing. This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world. The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disap...
A thought-provoking examination into the implications of reproductive biology reveals that governments, religious groups, and others with ethical and moral concerns will be unable to prevent the technological advances that will lead to the ability to choose certain genes at the embryo stage, allowing parents to custom design their children. Reprint.
Pleasure, passion, jealousy, trust, marriage, infidelity, and above all, sex--now the author of the national bestselling Book of Questions turns to the risky subjects we all think about, and transforms them into questions we can all talk about.
Forget worries about cloning people. In the future, technological advances will bring far more meaningful and controversial changes to our offspring. As scientists rapidly improve their ability to identify, screen and manipulate genes, people will want to protect their future children from diseases, help them live longer and even influence their looks and their abilities. Stock, an expert on the implications of recent advances in reproductive biology, clearly shows that neither governments, nor religious groups will be able to stop the coming trend of choosing an embryo's genes, and that there is little point in even trying.
Abordando diversos assuntos - como amor, dinheiro, sexo, ética e tecnologia -, este livro estimula o crescimento pessoal, ajuda a aprofundar seus relacionamentos e é um ótimo passatempo para quando você estiver sozinho no carro ou num jantar com seus amigos e familiares. Nas 291 questões polêmicas que encontrará aqui, o leitor será convidado a explorar o mais fascinante dos temas - você mesmo e a maneira como lida com a vida. Você reescreveria a redação de seu filho no vestibular se isso garantisse a ele uma vaga na melhor universidade? Estaria disposto a abrir mão de sexo durante um ano se isso lhe garantisse paz interior?
This book explores the many prospects, challenges and ethical questions that surround the engineering of our reproductive cells. It is an accessible, three-part examination, moving from focused, realistic assessments of the promise and problems for this advancing technology to a section of short essays on the implications of our technological ability. Also included is a panel discussion in which leading scientists, ethicists, and public policy workers give voice to their thoughts and concerns regarding our impending genetic technologies. Many world leaders in these fields, including Leroy Hood, French Anderson, Mario Capecchi, Daniel Koshland, Michael Rose, Lee Silver, and James Watson, have contributed to this volume, providing the essential elements of the debate over germline engineering. If you have ever pondered the question: "Would I be willing to genetically alter my own child-to-be, given a safe, reliable technology, offering a tempting possibility?", this book will be an indispensable guide.