Francis Fukuyama, who notably proclaimed the end of history in his last great work, now declares that humanity’s biological clock is ticking, and time is running out for our leaders to make decisions that will guide the development of biotechnology. Blending the disparate realms of science, philosophy, economics, politics and religion in an ecumenical, well-balanced book, Fukuyama analyzes the implications of advances in biology, genetics, and a slew of new sciences that you’ve probably never even heard of. In so doing, he never skirts issues of right and wrong, concepts generally relegated to the sidelines in scientific texts. getAbstract.com highly recommends this book to all readers, and suggests that it be made mandatory reading for scientists and politicians alike.
About the Author
Francis Fukuyama is Bernard Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, located at Johns Hopkins University. He was appointed to the President’s Council on Bioethics in 2002. A resident of McLean, Virginia, he is the author of The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order; and Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity; as well as The End of History and the Last Man.