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Making Life: A Comment on 'Playing God in Frankenstein's Footsteps: Synthetic Biology and the Meaning of Life' by Henk van den Belt (2009)

Ball, Philip (2010) Making Life: A Comment on 'Playing God in Frankenstein's Footsteps: Synthetic Biology and the Meaning of Life' by Henk van den Belt (2009). NanoEthics, 4 (2). pp. 129-132.

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Abstract

“Van den Belt recently examined the notion that synthetic biology and the creation of ‘artificial’ organisms are examples of scientists ‘playing God’. Here I respond to some of the issues he raises, including some of his comments on my previous discussions of the value of the term ‘life’ as a scientific concept.”

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Synthetic biology - Theology - Philosophy - Natural law
Subjects:Social and Political Science > Societal and ethical aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:9599
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:09 Sep 2010 16:48
Last Modified:09 Sep 2010 16:48

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