Thursday, 18 August 2011

A brave new future?

GENETIC modification, synthetic biology, nuclear power, stem cells,  nanomedicine, smart homes, surveillance, perhaps even enhancing the  human body and mind.

But a crumbling mural at Chernobyl shows that new technological promises do not always mean progress for humans or God’s world.  What values should govern our potential for good or ill in this complex area?

Dr Donald Bruce from Edinethics and former director of the Society, Religion and Technology Project of the Church of Scotland joins in conversation with Professor Kenneth Boyd, Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Edinburgh on Sunday 21 August, 12.30pm  – 1.30pm at St John’s Church.

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