A Defense of Human Life
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Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: C4418
Released: Jan 28, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436102230
Narrator/s: Nelson Runger
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Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Robert P. George and USC's Graduate Director of Philosophy Christopher Tollefsen are experts in the field of bioethics. In Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, these esteemed scholars combine the latest scientific breakthroughs with the soundest tenets of philosophy to shed new light on a vital yet controversial issue of our day.


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Product Number: BX00002215
Product Number:C4418
Product Number:Z2496

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Narrator(s): Nelson Runger
Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number Z2496
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456104573

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"The authors labor their view that "research on human embryos is not morally justified." Although they offer a short course in embryology and use a sophisticated scientific vocabulary, their arguments depend heavily on the less-concrete social sciences. Discussing embryology--a four-dimensional concept--without the use of pictures or diagrams doesn't lend itself well to the audio format. Narrator Nelson Runger falls short of his usual ease, as he reads a word at a time rather than a sentence at a time. At first, listeners may find the bumpy pace annoying, but after a few chapters the distraction lessens. Runger does, however, make effective use of his methodical gait when pronouncing the plethora of scientific terms: pleuripotency, embryogenesis, and blastocysts. He makes no mistakes. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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