Prof. Francis Fukuyama
- Homepage: http://www.francisfukuyama.com/
March 2008: 'In his book “Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution,” Francis Fukuyama raises the broader issue of performance enhancement: “The original purpose of medicine is to heal the sick, not turn healthy people into gods.” He and others point out that increased use of such drugs could raise the standard of what is considered “normal” performance and widen the gap between those who have access to the medications and those who don’t — and even erode the relationship between struggle and the building of character.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/weekinreview/09carey.html
November 2007: 'But sometimes the reverence for the natural world extends to embryos, leading to unlikely alliances. When conservative intellectuals like Francis Fukyama campaigned for Congress to ban embryo cloning, some environmental activists like Jeremy Rifkin joined them. A Green Party leader in Germany, Voker Beck, referred to cloned embryonic stem-cell research as “veiled cannibalism.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/20/science/20tier.html
August 2006: Even before Sept. 11, social critics noted that our culture has tended to mistake relatively ephemeral 20th-century phenomena for eternal truths...In his book “The Great Disruption,” published two years before 9/11, Francis Fukuyama departed from the usual view that the postwar rise in crime, family breakdown and other forms of social disarray was due to either (in the conservative view) the latest sleazy new movie or (in the liberal one) stingy welfare cuts. Larger causes were at work, Fukuyama argued, including the transition from an industrial society to an information one. And yet political leaders are almost bound to take the short-term view rather than the long view.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/magazine/20wwln_essay.html
November 2005: But no. Fukuyama, author of the best-selling 1992 book 'The End of History and the Last Man,' is an academic and intellectual, not a politician, and he's moved on to a new preoccupation: the problem of Islamic terror in Western society.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/02/AR2005110203304.html
April 2002: Respected social scientist, author of several books on intellectual historical/public policy topics.
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Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 09, 2008 Smartening Up: Brain Enhancement Is Wrong, Right?
QUOTE: ...an era of doping may be looming in academia, and it has ignited a debate about policy and ethics that in some ways echoes the national controversy over performance enhancement accusations against elite athletes like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
New York Times Nov 20, 2007 Are Scientists Playing God? It Depends on Your Religion
QUOTE: Asia offers researchers new labs, fewer restrictions and a different view of divinity and the afterlife. In South Korea, when Hwang Woo Suk reported creating human embryonic stem cells through cloning, he did not apologize for offending religious taboos. He justified cloning by citing his Buddhist belief in recycling life through reincarnation.
New York Times Aug 20, 2006 Essay: The Post-8/10 World
QUOTE: Do civil liberties cling to our belief system only by custom...Well, it depends on what you mean by civil liberties. Blair argues, as did American conservatives in the wake of the Warren Court, that certain legal protections, particularly for accused criminals, are overly punctilious, and damaging to law enforcement.
New York Times Nov 03, 2005 Francis Fukuyama: History in the Remaking
QUOTE: So Fukuyama has a little lecture for the Europeans: Deep-six the multiculturalism. Tolerance should be extended to individuals, not to groups, which will inevitably jockey for more and more recognition, respect and autonomy, at the expense of democratic cohesiveness.
Washington Post Apr 11, 2002 The Remastered Race
QUOTE: Artificial chromosomes and in vitro screening are giving new life to the eugenics debate. The question is not whether we want to engineer embryos but how far it should go.
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