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Playing God

Author : Ted Peters
ISBN : 9781136724213
Genre : Philosophy
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Since the original publication of Playing God? in 1996, three developments in genetic technology have moved to the center of the public conversation about the ethics of human bioengineering. Cloning, the completion of the human genome project, and, most recently, the controversy over stem cell research have all sparked lively debates among religious thinkers and the makers of public policy. In this updated edition, Ted Peters illuminates the key issues in these debates and continues to make deft connections between our questions about God and our efforts to manage technological innovations with wisdom.
Category: Philosophy

Playing God

Author : Brown Ogwuma
ISBN : 9781450218542
Genre : Philosophy
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As long as the human race battles with an internal need to judge and discriminate against others, chances and opportunities will continue to favor and disfavor individuals and groups differently. Playing God shares a discourse for those with an inquisitive mind and those struggling to reconcile the puzzles in life with such relatable topics as nature, religion, morality, global politics, power, control, greed, and many others. Brown Ogwuma, a clinical social worker, has worked in the human services field for twenty years and appreciates philosophy and original thinking. He shares his practical glimpse at life that he hopes will encourage others to take a realistic approach to the way they live their own lives. In his reflections that stem from the complexities and convoluted nature of life, Ogwuma discusses concrete and actual situations—both his own as well as those of other people—in order to explore and advocate ideas and principles beyond the ordinary. In its no-nonsense study of the authenticity of life, Playing God lets others know that seeing life in an unconventional way can free us to structure our lives so that the meaningful takes precedence over what others expect of us.
Category: Philosophy

Playing God

Author : John H. Evans
ISBN : 0226222616
Genre : Political Science
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Technology evolves at a dazzling speed, and nowhere more so than in the field of genetic engineering, where the possibility of directly changing the genes of one's children is quickly becoming a reality. The public is rightly concerned, but interestingly, they have not had much to say about the implications of recent advancements in human genetics. Playing God? asks why and explores the social forces that have led to the thinning out of public debate over human genetic engineering. John H. Evans contends that the problem lies in the structure of the debate itself. Disputes over human genetic engineering concern the means for achieving assumed ends, rather than being a healthy discussion about the ends themselves. According to Evans, this change in focus occurred as the jurisdiction over the debate shifted from scientists to bioethicists, a change which itself was caused by the rise of the bureaucratic state as the authority in such matters. The implications of this timely study are twofold. Evans not only explores how decisions about the ethics of human genetic engineering are made, but also shows how the structure of the debate has led to the technological choices we now face.
Category: Political Science

Playing God

Author : Andy Crouch
ISBN : 9780830837656
Genre : Business & Economics
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Explores the dynamics of power, discussing how it either can make human flourishing possible or can destroy the image of God in people.
Category: Business & Economics

Playing God

Author : Michelle McKinney Hammond
ISBN : 9780736921169
Genre : Fiction
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Hammond explores the heartache that can come when women try to play God in their own lives. This riveting novel with intersecting story lines reminds readers that God is loving, all-knowing, merciful, and the One completely in control.
Category: Fiction

Playing God

Author : Henry Bial
ISBN : 9780472052929
Genre : Performing Arts
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A fascinating look at how the Bible has inspired Broadway plays and musicals, from Ben-Hur to Jesus Christ Superstar
Category: Performing Arts

Playing God

Author : Jack Neville Berkman
ISBN : UCAL:B4382406
Genre : Drama
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Category: Drama

Playing God

Author : C. Carl Roberts
ISBN : 1458200507
Genre : Fiction
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Two unconventional private investigators are making a lackluster living running down deadbeat dads and unfaithful spouses. JT Travers is a partially disabled Vietnam vet haunted by his combat trauma; Wally Karpinski is a tough, foul-mouthed Gulf War veteran with a penchant for inane idioms. But everything is about to change for the investigators when a beautiful widow asks them to take on a case involving the brutal murder of her attorney husband. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Mike Fresby is an up-and-coming medical researcher who keeps stumbling upon a series of startling pathological anomalies. As he attempts to understand their grievous implications, he falls victim to a series of events that threaten to destroy his life and career. Desperate and in fear for his life, Mike hires the detectives to find out who is behind the events and why. When the two seemingly unrelated cases converge, the private eyes and young researcher find themselves in the midst of a devious conspiracy. In this action-packed thriller, three men are immersed in a complex, life-and-death game of intrigue directed by a cartel of brilliant and immoral men who want nothing more than to play God.
Category: Fiction

Playing God

Author : Sarah Zettel
ISBN : 9781480422179
Genre : Fiction
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To save an alien world, a human architect must risk destroying it For two centuries, the planet of the Dedelphi has been riven by war. Though delicate, swanlike creatures, the planet’s natives are fierce in battle, and their ceaseless conflict has reduced their world to a wasteland. To save themselves and their world, the Dedelphi have forged a fragile peace and called for outside intervention. The Earth corporation Bioverse constructs a plan to heal the shattered planet. It’s the most ambitious engineering project the universe has ever seen, and if it backfires, the result will almost certainly be genocide. Hired to oversee the massive undertaking is architect Lynn Nussbaumer. Rebuilding the planet will take decades, and Nussbaumer’s first challenge is to arrange for a generation of Dedelphi to live out their lives in orbit around their home. When old conflicts and fresh violence emerge aboard the station and on the planet’s surface, she finds that it takes more than a talent for design to draft a blueprint for peace.
Category: Fiction

Making Faces Playing God

Author : Thomas Morawetz
ISBN : 9780292749412
Genre : Performing Arts
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Wearing a mask—putting on another face—embodies a fundamental human fantasy of inhabiting other bodies and experiencing other lives. In this extensively illustrated book, Thomas Morawetz explores how the creation of transformational makeup for theatre, movies, and television fulfills this fantasy of self-transformation and satisfies the human desire to become "the other." Morawetz begins by discussing the cultural role of fantasies of transformation and what these fantasies reveal about questions of personal identity. He next turns to professional makeup artists and describes their background, training, careers, and especially the techniques they use to create their art. Then, with numerous before-during-and-after photos of transformational makeups from popular and little-known shows and movies, ads, and artist's demos and portfolios, he reveals the art and imagination that go into six kinds of mask-making—representing demons, depicting aliens, inventing disguises, transforming actors into different (older, heavier, disfigured) versions of themselves, and creating historical or mythological characters.
Category: Performing Arts