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Genetic Roulette

Author : Jeffrey M. Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123319183
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Eating genetically modified food is gambling with every bite. The biotech industry's claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking book. Sixty-five health risks of the foods that Americans eat every day are presented in easy-to-read two-page spreads. The left page is designed for the quick scanning reader; it includes bullets, illustrations, and quotes. The right side offers fully referenced text, describing both research studies and theoretical risks. The second half of Genetic Roulette shows how safety assessments on GM crops are not competent to identify the health problems presented in the first half. It also exposes how industry research is rigged to avoid finding problems. This book, prepared in with input by more than 30 scientists, is for anyone wanting to understand GM technology, to learn how to protect themselves, or to share their concerns with others. It is presented in the clear, accessible style that made Jeffrey Smith's Seeds of Deception the world's best-selling book on genetically engineered foods. As the world's most complete reference on the health risks of GM foods, Genetic Roulette is also ideal for schools and libraries.

Cognitive Models In Language And Thought

Author : René Dirven
ISBN : 9783110892901
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The volume offers a number of representative papers on cognitive models that are invoked when people deal with questions of social identity, political and economic manipulation, and more general issues such as the genomic discourse. In line with the well-known volume Cultural Models in Language and Thought by Holland and Quinn (1987), the volume shows that Cognitive Linguistics has further explored the idea that we think about social reality in terms of models - 'cognitive/cultural models' or 'folk theories'. As in cultural models, the present volume demonstrates that the technical apparatus of Cognitive Linguistics can be used to analyze the various ways our conception of social reality is shaped by underlying cognitive and/or cultural models or patterns of thought, and also looks into how this is done. The new inroad the volume wants to pursue is the deliberate and explicit orientation towards a cognitive sociolinguistics, or more generally, a cognitive semiotics.

Designing Our Descendants

Author : Audrey R. Chapman
ISBN : 9780801881299
Genre : Medical
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The Human Genome Project, discoveries in molecular biology, and new reproductive technologies have advanced our understanding of how genetic science may be used to treat persons with genetic disorders. Greater knowledge may also make possible genetic interventions to "enhance" normal human characteristics, such as height, hair or eye color, strength, or memory, as well as the transmittal of such modifications to future generations. The prospect of inheritable genetic modifications, or IGMs, whether for therapeutic or enhancement purposes, raises complex scientific, ethical, and regulatory issues. Designing Our Descendants presents twenty essays by physicians, scientists, philosophers, theologians, lawyers, and policy analysts addressing these issues from diverse perspectives. In three sections, the authors discuss the short- and long-term scientific feasibility of IGM technology; ethical and religious issues related to safety, justice, morality, reproductive rights, and enhancement; and regulatory issues including the necessity of public input and oversight and the influence of commercialization. Their goal is to open a dialogue engaging not only scholars and scientists but also government officials and concerned citizens. The authors conclude that while IGM cannot be carried out safely and responsibly on humans utilizing current methods, it is important to begin public discussion now to determine whether, and if so how, to proceed. -- Eric M. Meslin, Indiana University

Nietzsche And Transhumanism

Author : Yunus Tuncel
ISBN : 9781443893336
Genre : Philosophy
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This essay collection deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist. This book combines existing papers, from these journals, with new material, to highlight some of the important issues surrounding this argument. The collection addresses a variety of issues to show whether or not there is a close connection between transhumanist concerns for progress and technology and Nietzsche’s ideas.

Beating Food Allergies

Author : Dr. Dannielle MacDuff, ND
ISBN : 9781312941618
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Beating Food Allergies provides an explanation of food allergy causes in terms that non-medical persons can understand and provides evidence of the longstanding efficacy of nutrition in correcting food allergies. This book supplies the reader with colorful analogies to explain some of the body's more complex processes and simplifies the inner working of our metabolic system as well as an explanation of why vitamin and nutrition therapy works.

The World According To Monsanto

Author : Marie-Monique Robin
ISBN : 9781595585363
Genre : Business & Economics
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An investigation of the massive agribusiness company, from a winner of the Rachel Carson Prize: “Well supported by wide-ranging scientific evidence.” —Kirkus Reviews The result of a remarkable three-year-long investigation that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin across four continents, The World According to Monsanto tells the little-known yet shocking story of this agribusiness giant—the world’s leading producer of GMOs (genetically modified organisms)—and how its new “green” face is no less malign than its PCB- and Agent Orange–soaked past. Robin reports that, following its long history of manufacturing hazardous chemicals and lethal herbicides, Monsanto is now marketing itself as a “life sciences” company, seemingly convinced about the virtues of sustainable development. However, Monsanto now controls the majority of the yield of the world’s genetically modified corn and soy—ingredients found in more than 95 percent of American households—and its alarming legal and political tactics to maintain this monopoly are the subject of worldwide concern. Released alongside the documentary film of the same name, The World According to Monsanto is sure to change the way we think about food safety and the corporate control of our food supply.

Lifestyle Choices Up To You

Author : Ginger Woods O'Shea
ISBN : 9781615791644
Genre : Religion
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Choices! ... Choices! ... Choices! The Battle for Your Health Begins in Your Mind ] Are your choices leading you toward health-or toward disease? Why are lifestyle illnesses escalating so rapidly today? Find answers to these and many other questions! [What determines your health choices? ... habit, convenience, marketing ploys, or time-tested truths? [Understand why your choice of foods, body-care, and home products is a spiritual issue. [See how Biblical truths can help guide you out of the food-product-disease maze. [Learn the basic differences between the Conventional Medical Model and the Natural Health Model of health and healing. [Expand your knowledge of the many dangerous but disguised ingredients in your food. [Become more alert to marketing techniques, the steps to mass-mindedness, and how these strategies can affect your health decisions. [Learn how some corporate and governmental agendas can compromise your health. [Discover the latest scientific information about the important mind-body connection. [Understand the essential importance of thoughts and their impact on your emotions. [Learn what a thought looks like, how it is formed in your brain, and why this is important. [Understand the nature of the stress response and implement strategies for a more peaceful, productive, and healthy life. [Explore the myths about vaccinations and discover their dangerous dark side. [Make Lifestyle Choices your choice for small-group study. Enjoy its user-friendly, workbook-style format with helpful summaries, stimulating discussion topics, and ample space for recording your new decisions and progress. Ginger Woods O'Shea, MA, MSW, NH, is a clinical social worker, nutritional herbalist, natural health advocate, and researcher. Her passion is to assist Christians in caring for their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. She is currently retired and lives in the mountains of northeast Georgia.

Sexual Paradox Complementarity Reproductive Conflict And Human Emergence

Author : Christine Fielder
ISBN : 9781411655324
Genre : Psychology
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Unlocks the keys to the paradox of how sexual selection fertilized the explosion of culture, and the resulting fallout, in sexual dominion of man over woman and nature. How sexuality generates the universe, through symmetry-broken complementarity. The implicit conflict of interests of sexual intrigue, in the prisoners' dilemma, and its ecstatic resolution in the cosmology of love. Sexual dominance as a koan for planetary crises. 560 pages containing 270 illustrations.

Fathering Behaviors

Author : Wade C. Mackey
ISBN : 9781461324256
Genre : Psychology
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Like the lines of a secret map made dimly apparent by the chemical potion brushed on a piece of paper from a child's detective kit, the outlines of what may be a substantial behavioral biology of human life seem to be coming clear. From genetic science at its most molecular to demography with its assessment of the vital experience of massive populations, there is a growing understanding of the various ways in which the human species reveals underlying commonalities of experi ence through the life cycle and over the web of interactions that constitutes the basic matter of social life. At the same time, research has been successful in two super ficially and contradictory directions: first, in showing the enormous variation in human arrangements and consciousness across and with in cultures; and second, in showing the similarity between cultures as far as basic processes of physiology, neurophysiology, and even so ciallife are concerned. But the contradiction only exists in the absence of an understanding of the fact that in a species living under as many ecological, historical, and economic niches as Homo sapiens, cultural variation is what one would naturally expect.

Human Cloning

Author : James M. Humber
ISBN : 9781592592050
Genre : Philosophy
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In Human Cloning a panel of distinguished philosophers, medical ethicists, religious thinkers, and social critics tackle the thorny problems raised by the now real possibility of human cloning. In their wide ranging reviews, the distinguished contributors critically examine the major arguments for and against human cloning, probe the implications of such a procedure for society, and critically evaluate the "Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission." The debate includes both religious and secular arguments, as well as an outline of the history of the cloning debate and a discussion of human cloning's impact on our sense of self and our beliefs about the meaning of life.

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