The God Species

February 8, 2012
Lancaster University

United Kingdom

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In this half-day event of interest to environmental philosophers, Mark Lynas defends his controversial new book The God Species. Lynas claims that we must use our technological mastery over nature to save the planet from ourselves. He calls for the increased use of technologies such as genetic engineering and nuclear power, as part of a global effort to protect and nurture the biosphere, and suggests that the prescriptions of the current environmental movement are likely to hinder as much as help in this effort.

Responses from John Foster (author of The Sustainability Mirage), Colin Bell (Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge University), and Bronislaw Szerszysnki (author of Nature, Technology and the Sacred) followed by a panel discussion with full opportunity for questions and contributions from the floor.

Wednesday  8th February 2012, 11.30 am to 4.30 pm, at Lancaster University

All welcome, but places limited, so please contact  John Foster [email protected]  to register. Refreshments and lunch provided.

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February 8, 2012, 9:00am BST

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