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ISBN:1858600510
Author: Mae-Wan Ho
ISBN13: 978-9839747300
Title: Genetic Engineering-Dream or Nightmare?: The Brave New World of Bad Science and Big Business
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Language: English
Category: Engineering
Publisher: Gateway Books (April 1, 1998)
Pages: 277

Genetic Engineering-Dream or Nightmare?: The Brave New World of Bad Science and Big Business by Mae-Wan Ho



Dr Mae-Wan Ho is a well known and respected British scientist, Reader in Biology at the Open University and Fellow of the US National Genetics Foundation. She has debated the issues involved in genetic engineering at the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Parliament and many international conferences. She is widely in demand as a broadcaster and lecturer. Since 1994, she has been scientific advisor to the Third World Network on genetic engineering, biotechnology and biosafety. Apart from these complaints and all the chapters on "genetic determinism" this book is informative and a good book. She does make a lot of good points, but why this continual stuff about Darwinism? If it wasn't for Darwinism maybe we would have no idea of the irreversible damage GM can do.

Genetic Engineering - Dream or Nightmare: Turning the Tide on the Brave New World of Bad Science and Big Business. Since its first publication in 1998, Mae-Wan Ho's book, Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare? has been widely acknowledged as providing the most sustained and reasoned challenge to many of the scientific assumptions underlying genetic engineering. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho is a respected British scientist, reader in Biology at the Open University and fellow of the US National Genetics Foundation. She is widely in demand as a lecturer and broadcaster.

The Brave New World of Science and Business. ISBN13: 9780826412577. Genetic Engineering -Dream or Nightmare? : Turning the tide on the Brave New World of Bad Science and Big Business. While Dr. Ho's book is indeed a warning about the hazards and inequities involved in uncontrolled and exploitative genetic engineering, it is also one of the most incisive and well-informed critiques of the orthodox neo-Darwinian model of evolution by chance mutation and natural selection, addressing head-on the popular myths propagated by writers such as Jacques Monod, Richard Dawkins and.

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Genetic Engineering – Dream or Nightmare? The Brave New World of Bad Science and Big Business. By Mae-Wan Ho. Bath: Gateway Books (1998), pp. 277, hardback £1. 5, ISBN 1-85860-052-9, paperback £. 5, ISBN 1-85860-051-0.

Mae-Wan Ho 1 December 1999. Thank you very much for inviting me here and thank you all for being here. I am very honored, especially to be in a session moderated by Senator Dennis Kucinich who has introduced such an important bill for labeling genetic engineered foods to the US Congress. The Brave New World of Bad Science and Big Business. I am here on behalf of more than 140 scientists from 27 countries to deliver an open letter to all government delegates at the WTO, calling for a moratorium on genetic engineered crops and products because they are dangerous, and for patents on life-forms and living processes to be revoked and banned because they are deeply immoral. Genetic engineering agriculture is a dangerous diversion and obstruction to the real tasks of providing food and health around the world.

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Mae-Wan Ho. Genetic engineering: dream or nightmare? Turning the tide on the brave new world of bad science and big business, New York, NY: Continuum, 2000. Mae-Wan Ho. Living with the fluid genome, London, UK: Institute of Science in Society; Penang, Malaysia: Third World Network, 2003. Mae-Wan Ho, Sam Burcher, Rhea Gala and Vejko Velkovic. Mae- Wan Ho, Peter Saunders.

Is genetic engineering a modern magic wand, responsible for producing fantastic crops to feed the world's hungry and a miracle cure-all for human disease? Or, as this book claims, is it an untried and inadequalty researched technology that is out of control with nightmarish results? The author aims to show how genetic determinism is at odds with the reality of scientific findings; gives rise to misguided practices and projects that are unethical and exploitative; and is hazardous to human and animal health and the ecological environment.
Reviews: 5
fightnight
Well researched. well researched. A must read for anyone who cares about the future of our sustainability as a species.
Ffyan
Dr. Ho has written a very important book that addresses in understandable language the threat posed by the alliance of corporations and technologists. She attacks shoddy science put to the use of corporate profit and shows that the potential threat of this poorly controlled technology is enormous. Transgenic disease, massive food crop failures and the potential for racist eugenics are only part of what she covers. The fact that corporations based in the industrial north can exclusively patent and control native plants that have existed for millenia under new laws is an appalling fact that could potentially turn all societies into forced consumers of corporately owned products that were previously freely available to all. This is a broadly based argument that addresses issues far beyond the laboratory and the board room and brings into question many of the presumptions we have about science, economics, medicine and ownership of the world's resources. An important book!
Invissibale
The ingenious author heartstopping book takes you beyond hardfacts of modern era of science into a mixed sequel of passion and technology.A must read masterpiece.Utterly compelling.
Sirara
Please note this is the old edition
Balhala
While Dr. Ho's book is indeed a warning about the hazards and inequities involved in uncontrolled and exploitative genetic engineering, it is also one of the most incisive and well-informed critiques of the orthodox neo-Darwinian model of evolution by chance mutation and natural selection, addressing head-on the popular myths propagated by writers such as Jacques Monod, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett. Ho's conception of evolution as a global organismic process rather than a gradual, random, piece-by-piece accretion is firmly founded on scientific evidence rather than on dogma and suggests the possibility of integrating such a view with one in which the entire universe has conspired to produce and sustain life. It has been fifty years since Monod pronounced the doctrine that evolution is "absolutely free but blind." The very notion of directed or adaptive mutations has been too long regarded as heresy by neo-Darwinists and it is refreshing to hear a scientist of Ho's stature embracing and presenting the evidence for it.