RIT's Biotechnology Lecture Series Looks at Opposition to Biotechnical Progress, Oct. 14




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Rochester Institute of Technology's lecture series, Biotechnology: Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens, will continue to explore the challenge and promises of the biotechnological revolution by exploring opposition to biotechnical progress.

Journalist and author Ron Bailey will give his talk, “Who's Afraid of Posthumanity? A Look at the Growing Left/Right Opposition to Biotechnical Progress,” at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 14, in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union on the RIT campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Bailey, a science correspondent for Reason magazine, edited Earth Report 2000: Revisiting the True State of the Planet, and wrote ECOSCAM: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse. He is currently working on his next book, Liberation Biology.

“Ron Bailey is an incisive and fair critic of both the Left and the Right's opposition to biotechnical progress,” says John Murley, chair of RIT's Department of Political Science.

The lecture series is co-sponsored by RIT and the New York Council for the Humanities. For more information, contact John Murley at 475-2064 or jamgcj@rit.edu or Sean Sutton at 475-4620 or sdsgsm@rit.edu.