If you're in the DC area, I implore you to come to the book forum Cato is hosting on Ron Bailey's new blockbuster, Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Case for the Biotech Revolution. Ron will talk about his book, and Mark Sagoff, one of the world's leading experts in environmental ethics, including work on genetic manipulation, will comment Ron's book. To register, go to the Cato registration page for the event.
Here's the full info:
Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Case for the Biotech Revolution
Prometheus Books, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
12:00 PM (Luncheon To Follow)
Featuring the author, Ronald Bailey, Science Correspondent, Reason magazine, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; with comments by Mark Sagoff, Senior Research Scholar, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland, and President, International Society of Environmental Ethics; and moderated by Will Wilkinson, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.
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In his new book, Ronald Bailey evaluates the political and ethical issues raised by scientific advances and shines a light on the vastly exaggerated concerns of opponents of biotechnology and stem cell research. Bailey explains why scientists, doctors, and individual citizens—not politicians—should confront the uncertainties that come with biotech just as they confronted concerns about the ethics of X-rays, birth control pills, bypass surgeries, and in vitro fertilization when they were first introduced. Bailey argues that patients should have the freedom to embrace or reject stem cell and biotech benefits based on their own personal or religious values. Join us for a discussion of the future of biotech and freedom.
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