"Hitler, Neitsche, Dolly and the new Philosophical Struggle:
Genetically Modified Superhumans."
The September 27, 1999 issue of Der Spiegel (issue 39) contains
the fullest recent account of the socio-politics of the new
techno-eugenics. The story highlights the German philosopher
Peter Sloterdijk, who has gained notoriety for arguing in favor
of using genetic engineering to create a new race of "improved"
The article discusses the Princeton "smart mouse,"
of eugenics in the US and Germany, the Nobel Sperm Bank in
California, Gregory Stock of UCLA ("Es gibt keinen Weg,
Technik aufzuhalten"), Ian Wilmut, Lee Silver, Francis
W. French Anderson, Martin Heidegger, the complicity of the
bioethics profession and more. It links growing support for
techno-eugenic future with the perceived failure of Habermasean
social democratic humanism.
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