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Graduation Test for the Species

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: B00-31
YEAR: 2000
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article
PUBLISHER: RMI
 
Of all of the technologies invented in the last century, Amory Lovins considers biotechnology to be one of the most dangerous and destructive. In this commentary in The Washington Times, Lovins argues against the manipulation of genes for human purposes. Rather than understanding how nature works, technology is being used to change what nature is. Lovins argues against this fundamental approach to human's relationship with nature. He claims that, like nuclear power, genetic manipulation does has not benefited us enough to justify its potentially adverse affects.