By Edmund T. Whittaker
Very good therapy of Electrodynamics and Relativity conception from a good ancient standpoint. Whittaker's perspectives are suppressed simply because he used to be courageous adequate to inform the reality concerning the genuine contributions of Einstein to the Relativity concept (properly attributed to Poincaré and Lorentz).
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Lisa Sowle Cahill agrees that germline modification is acceptable for therapy but not for enhancement. Her essay raises questions about the difficult concept of human nature, which she identifies, not with a list of fixed properties grounded in the biology of each individual, but as arising from our sociality, which enables our flourishing when it is characterized by justice. The problem of enhancement is that it threatens to undermine justice and therefore poses a threat to our nature as social.
We are not supposed to desist from changing the world altogether: “Six days shall Judaism and Germline Modification 37 you do your work” is as much a commandment as “and on the seventh day you shall rest (literally, desist)” (Exodus 23:12). In changing the world to accomplish our ends, though, we must take care to preserve the environment. That is true whether we are practicing medicine, farming, traveling, or doing anything else. Thus, although the Psalmist asserts that “The heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth He gave over to human beings,”28 the rabbis make it clear that people may not use this divine gift wantonly, but rather must take care to preserve it: “Observe the work of God, for who can repair what he has ruined?
Chan, K. Y. Chong, C. Martinovich, C. Simerly, and G. Schatten, “Transgenic monkeys produced by retroviral gene transfer into mature oocytes,” Science 291 (January 12, 2001): 309–312. 4. , Human Germline Genetic Modification, p. 9. 5. J. A. Barritt, C. A. Brenner, H. H. Malter, and J. Cohen, “Mitochondria in human offspring derived from ooplasmic transplantation,” Human Reproduction 16:3 (March 2001): 513–516 at 513. See also Erik Parens and Eric Juengst, “Inadvertently crossing the germ line,” Science 292 (April 20, 2001): 397.
A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity - The Classical Theories by Edmund T. Whittaker