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Faith in science and technology

Books | Believers in transhumanism seek salvation through the efforts of man
by Fazale R. Rana & Kenneth R. Samples
Posted 5/30/20, 07:04 am

Should we put our faith in human enhancement? We all hope for breakthroughs against debilitating diseases, but biotechnology has become an alternative faith for some: Imagine there’s no heaven, and instead let’s design babies, extend our lives past 120 years, and meld humans and machines to gain superhero abilities.

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“Bourgeois norms” matter in poverty fighting

Books | The need for rediscovery and renewal of historic middle-class American values
by Howard A. Husock
Posted 5/23/20, 03:05 pm

In Who Killed Civil Society? The Rise of Big Government and Decline of Bourgeois Norms, Howard A. Husock shows how poverty fighters a century ago promoted an American three-self doctrine: self-respect, self-control, self-government.

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A family history, Part 2

Family | How Grampy Buck spurred me on
by John R. Erickson
Posted 5/16/20, 12:49 pm

Author and rancher John R. Erickson’s 2005 book Prairie Gothic: The Story of a West Texas Family includes stories of his ancestors and those who played key roles in their lives. The author of the popular Hank the Cowdog series first introduced us to his mother’s family in May 2018, and last month, we learned more about the Shermans.

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