Fabricated Man

Author: Paul Ramsey

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 174

View: 922

Problems encountered as science makes genetic control of man a real possibility. Includes discussions of asexual reproduction of men, frozen semen banks, and breeding human beings for special purposes.
Technology & Engineering

Estimator's Electrical Man-Hour Manual

Author: John S. Page

Publisher: Elsevier


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 968

This manual's latest edition continues to be the best source available for making accurate, reliable man-hour estimates for electrical installation. This new edition is revised and expanded to include installation of electrical instrumentation, which is used in monitoring various process systems.


Author: Hod Lipson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 923

Fabricated tells the story of 3D printers, humblemanufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory andinto schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk.Fabricated describes our emerging world of printableproducts, where people design and 3D print their own creations aseasily as they edit an online document. A 3D printer transforms digital information into a physicalobject by carrying out instructions from an electronic design file,or 'blueprint.' Guided by a design file, a 3D printer lays downlayer after layer of a raw material to 'print' out an object.That's not the whole story, however. The magic happens when youplug a 3D printer into today’s mind-boggling digitaltechnologies. Add to that the Internet, tiny, low cost electroniccircuitry, radical advances in materials science and biotech andvoila! The result is an explosion of technological and socialinnovation. Fabricated takes the reader onto a rich and fulfillingjourney that explores how 3D printing is poised to impact nearlyevery part of our lives. Aimed at people who enjoy books on business strategy, popularscience and novel technology, Fabricated will providereaders with practical and imaginative insights to the question'how will this technology change my life?' Based on hundreds ofhours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from abroad range of industries, Fabricated offers readers aninformative, engaging and fast-paced introduction to 3D printingnow and in the future.

Fabricated: A Novel Experience

Author: Stephen Eiffler

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: Fiction


View: 787

Join Ryan Mathers, a hopeless romantic, in this uniquely woven tale about finding love...and green olives. (A corporate conspiracy involving mystical rocks may ensue!)

Design and Destiny

Author: Ronald Cole-Turner

Publisher: MIT Press


Category: Science

Page: 237

View: 555

Scholars discuss the genetic modification of embryonic cells from the viewpoints of traditional Jewish and Christian teaching, considering both the possible therapeutic benefits of this technology and moral concerns about its implementation. We are approaching the day when advances in biotechnology will allow parents to "design" a baby with the traits they want. The continuing debate over the possibilities of genetic engineering has been spirited, but so far largely confined to the realms of bioethics and public policy. Design and Destiny approaches the question in religious terms, discussing human germline modification (the genetic modification of the embryonic cells that become the eggs or sperm of a developing organism) from the viewpoints of traditional Christian and Jewish teaching. The contributors, leading religious scholars and writers, call our attention not to technology but to humanity, reflecting upon the meaning and destiny of human life in a technological age. Many of these scholars argue that religious teaching can support human germline modification implemented for therapeutic reasons, although they offer certain moral conditions that must be met. The essays offer a surprising variety of opinions, including a discussion of Judaism's traditional presumption in favor of medicine, an argument that Catholic doctrine could accept germline modification if it is therapeutic for the embryo, an argument implying that "traditional" Christian teaching permits germline modification whether for therapy or enhancement, and a "classical" Protestant view that germline modification should be categorically opposed. Contributors Lisa Sowle Cahill, Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Ronald Cole-Turner, Amy Michelle DeBaets, Celia Deane-Drummond, Elliot Dorff, H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Thomas A. Shannon, James J. Walter

Fabricated Christmas

Author: Glenna Maynard

Publisher: Glenna Maynard


Category: Fiction


View: 778

Rule #1 - Never date your boss. Rule #2 - Under any circumstances never ever sleep with your boss. Rule #3 - Rules were meant to be broken. Finnick Wilder is rude and conceited. He's a jerk with a capital J who also happens to be devilishly handsome and my boss. I despise him, but when he says jump, I ask how high. Him dropping to one knee and proposing ranks way above how high I can jump. His demand for a fake fiancée crosses the line between fiction and reality. Yet, it seems like fate under the mistletoe. Search Terms: Holiday Romance, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Dating the boss, arranged relationship, fake boyfriend, relationship of convenience, single dad, workplace romance, forced proximity, accidental marriage, One-Night Stand, Single Parent, Small-Town, Boss/Employee, family and relationships

Genetics and Christian Ethics

Author: Celia Deane-Drummond

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 281

View: 942

In the immediate future we are likely to witness significant developments in human genetic science. It is therefore of critical importance that Christian ethics engages with the genetics debate, since it affects not just the way we perceive ourselves and the natural world, but also has wider implications for our society. This book considers ethical issues arising out of specific practices in human genetics, including genetic screening, gene patenting, gene therapy, genetic counselling as well as feminist concerns. Genetics and Christian Ethics argues for a particular theo-ethical approach that derives from a modified version of virtue ethics, drawing particularly on a Thomistic understanding of the virtues, especially prudence or practical wisdom and justice. The book demonstrates that a theological voice is highly relevant to contested ethical debates about genetics.

Invented History, Fabricated Power

Author: Barry Wood

Publisher: Anthem Press


Category: History

Page: 402

View: 985

Invented History, Fabricated Power begins with an examination of prehistoric beliefs (in spirits, souls, mana, orenda) that provided personal explanation and power through ritual and shamanism among tribal peoples. On this foundation, spiritual power evolved into various kinds of divine sanction for kings and emperors (Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Indian, Chinese and Japanese). As kingships expanded into empires, fictional histories and millennia-long genealogies developed that portrayed imperial superiority and greatness. Supernatural events and miracles were attached to religious founders (Hebrew, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic). A unique variation developed in the Roman Church which fabricated papal power through forgeries in the first millennium CE and the later “doctrine of discovery” which authorized European domination and conquest around the world during the Age of Exploration. Elaborate fabrications continued with epic histories and literary cycles from the Persians, Ethiopians, Franks, British, Portuguese, and Iroquois Indians. Both Marxists and Nazis created doctrinal texts which passed for economic or political explanations but were in fact self-aggrandizing narratives that eventually collapsed. The book ends with the idealistic goals of the current liberal democratic way of life, pointing to its limitations as a sustaining narrative, along with numerous problems threatening its viability over the long term.
Human genetics

Conference [on] Fabricated Man VI

Author: Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology



Category: Human genetics

Page: 100

View: 618

Biography & Autobiography

Picturesque Prison

Author: Jeffrey Heath

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

View: 716

This study of the life and works of Evelyn Waugh traces the novelist's pursuit of his vocation and his long retreat from a world which he came to regard as a spiritual dungeon. Jeffrey Heath explores the paradoxical elements in Waugh's career: his quest for a refuge itself proved to be a prison and his devotion to the Augustan graces was accompanied by a lasting attraction to a Dionysiac age without restratint. The deep cleft in Waugh's nature imbued his art with the characteristic quirky complexity which has fascinated many readers, but it left him a choleric and melancholy man who never fully accepted his calling as a writer.