Challenging Nature
published by Ecco/Harper Collins, 2006
Professor of molecular biology and public policy in the Woodrow Wilson school of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University
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Challenging Nature
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Table of Contents
Part I. Spirits
1. Soul and Spirit Stories
2. Science, Faith, and Religion
3. Spiritual Categories
4. A Scientific Critique of the Soul
5. The Origin of Spiritual Beliefs
Part II. Human Beings
6. Not Quite Human, But Not Quite Not
7. The Embryonic Soul
8. The Politics of Cloning
9. Counting Souls
10. Human-Animal Combinations
Part III. Mother Nature
11. Metaphor and Reality
12. Darwin's Unwanted Explanation
13. Organic, All-Natural Food
14. All-Natural Medicine
Part IV. Biotechnology and the Biosphere
15. In the Service of Humankind
16. The Battle for Mother Nature's Genes
17. Paradise Lost and Gained
Part V. The Final Chapter?
18. Culture, Religion, and Ethics
19. Technology
20. Magic and The Future of the Human Soul
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remaking eden
One body/two souls?Abby_and_Britty
Organic farmers are allowed to spray this onto their "chemical-free" organic plants rotenone
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Spiritual journey to heaven rotenone bottle
Spread-eagle sacrifice to the gods planting rice
Weigh station to determine whether souls are worthy of entry into heaven Micheal and Devil
Fundamentalists on the 'spiritual left' play god

Without the fruits of biotechnology, one can only pray for cures to disease homeopathy
A French pastoral scene: 99% unnaturalfrench countryside
Tikal, Guatemala: the ironic consequence of unsustainable agricultural practicesTikal
1906 New York Times article21 grams - soul has weight
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