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A Posthuman Future - from the end of history to the end of human nature?

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Tony Gilland <[log in to unmask]>

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Tony Gilland <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 30 Apr 2002 13:25:10 +0100

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Tickets available now. Please forward this information to others who would
be interested to attend. Thank you.

The Institute of Ideas and Prospect present a
PUBLIC DEBATE (7.00pm, Thursday 30th May):
Tickets: 8 (6 concessions). For disabled access telephone in advance.
Telephone: (10am-8pm, Monday-Friday): 0207 269 9230/9229/9227/9220
Or visit http://www.instituteofideas.com

A Posthuman Future - 
from the end of history to the end of human nature?
Examining the social and political implications of human genetics.

Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History, and now Our Posthuman Future
(May 2002) and member of President Bush's Bio-ethics Committee
versus
Gregory Stock, author of Redesigning Humans (May 2002) and former
biotechnology advisor to President Clinton.

Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby

(Both books are published by Profile Books, May 2002)

Panel of discussants:
*  Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times and author of Brave New Worlds: Genetics
and the Human Experience
*  Mike Dexter, Director of the Wellcome Trust
*  Raanan Gillon GP, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics at Imperial
College London

"What is going to happen to equality of opportunity when a non-musically
enhanced child aspires to be a musician, which has become not just the
territory of a guild of musicians, but of a subspecies of musicians whose
total genetic identity is tied up in that form of life?"
FRANCIS FUKUYAMA

"Enhancement is not wrong, and when such possibilities become safe and
reliable, large numbers of people will seek them. ... When it comes to
children, I trust the judgment of individual parents more than that of
political or judicial panels."
GREGORY STOCK

Date: Thursday 30th May
Time: 7.00pm (doors open from 6.00pm)
Location: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H
Tickets: 8 (6 concessions). For disabled access telephone in advance.
Telephone: (10am-8pm, Monday-Friday): 0207 269 9230/9229/9227/9220
Or visit http://www.instituteofideas.com

Supported by: The Wellcome Trust, Discovery Networks Europe, and Novartis.

In association with: Profile Books, the British Association for the
Advancement of Science, Cheltenham Festival of Science, Imperial College of
Science, Technology and Medicine, Naked Science at the Science Museum, the
Royal Institution and the Social Issues Research Centre.

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