The notion that the building blocks of life were easily gotten may have seemed intuitive to journalists and others acquainted with Mary Shelley’s novel.
“For myself, unregenerate humanity is preferable — the flawed and conflicted creatures we are.”
How does life emerge from that which is not alive? This mystery exercises a peculiar fascination, with the power to elicit remarkable feats of imagination.
With a proposal for human/chimp hybrids, evolutionist David Barash vents his rage against religion.
Shelley’s cautionary tale of a scientific experiment run amok has profound implications for today’s bioethics debates.