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By Stanley Shostak

Explores how new organs may be engineered through cloning and reproductive know-how to provide human immortality.

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Is seldom asked and never answered. What is crucial for understanding narratives is the relationship of their components to each other, both temporally and spatially. If the consequences flowing from a component are entirely a function of known causal relationships, one might be able to make a case for predictability and the containment of consequences. The scenarios presently available for achieving immortality are still shy of meeting the criteria for containment and predictability, but never mind—driven by our selfish genes, we will, no doubt, take care of the remaining problems!

God had created nature for us, and whatever it lacked in efficacy (waste, including human waste), it made up in aesthetics (supporting human pleasure). This tradition underwent a sea turn but continued flowing unabated with the elevation of adaptation to a scientific principle by Charles Darwin. Later in the nineteenth century, Claude Bernard shifted the pillar of faith to the regulation of an internal environment, and, in the twentieth century, ecologists shifted the concept of biological efficiency further to a theory of allocation, the adaptive distribution of an organism’s energy according to the various demands made upon its survival and reproduction.

Furthermore, chromosome structures . . are law-code and executive power—or, to use another simile, they are architect’s plan and builder’s craft— in one. (Pg. ) Biologists—not to short-change physicists and chemists—have sought to solve life’s secret through genes ever since. What is Life? ”83 What is Life? ”84 Another development in biology also had enormous impact. Evidence accumulated that DNA, not protein, was the gene. From London to Pasadena, researchers had linked genes to DNA, but the breakthrough came when James Dewey Watson (b.

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