"It's happening this second. Scientists are re-imagining and re-engineering the world forever. With brutal honesty and engaging story-telling, Michael Guillen gives us a clear-eyed look at a future that is already here. Consider this unsettling, brilliantly written, must-read book your official wake up call." ERIC METAXAS, #1 national bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
"Michael Guillen has tackled an important subject in The End of Life as We Know It... This book is a sobering look at where we could be headed. A fascinating read." DAVID LIMBAUGH, bestselling author of Jesus is Risen and The True Jesus
In all aspects of life, humans are crossing lines of no return.
Modern science is leading us into vast uncharted territory—far beyond the invention of nuclear weapons or taking us to the moon.Today, in labs all over the world, scientists are performing experiments that threaten to fundamentally alter the practical character and ethical color of our everyday lives.
In The End of Life as We Know It: Ominous News from the Frontiers of Science, bestselling author and Emmy award winning science journalist Michael Guillen takes a penetrating look at how the scientific community is pushing the boundaries of morality, including:
• Scientists who detached the head of a Russian man from his crippled, diseased body, and stitching it onto a healthy new donated body.
• Fertility experiments aimed at allowing designer babies to be conceived with the DNA from three or more biological parents.
• The unprecedented politicization of science – for example, in the global discussion about climate change that is pitting “deniers” against “alarmists” and inspiring Draconian legislation, censorship, and legal prosecutions.
• The integration of Artificial Intelligence into communications and the economy.
The End of Life as We Know It takes us into labratories and boardrooms where these troubling advances are taking place and asks the question no scientists seem to be asking:
What does this mean for the future of humanity?
PREVIOUS PRAISE FOR MICHAEL GUILLEN:
“Guillen succeeds triumphantly...He writes with extraordinary grace and clarity.” — CHRISTOPHER LEHMANN-HAUPT, The New York Times
“Guillen knows how to tell a story.” — Wall Street Journal
“Michael Guillen is ‘Winsomely brilliant.’” — ERIC METAXAS, #1 national bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
“Michael Guillen bridges the seeming gap between science and faith better than anyone I know.” — CAL THOMAS, Syndicated and USA Today columnist/Fox News contributor
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About the Author
Michael Guillen was born in East Los Angeles, earned his B.S. from UCLA and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in physics, mathematics, and astronomy. For eight years he was an award-winning physics instructor at Harvard University. For fourteen years he was the Emmy-award-winning science correspondent for ABC News, appearing regularly on Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight. Dr. Guillen is the host of the History Channel series, Where Did It Come From? and producer of the award-winning family movie, Little Red Wagon. He is also the president/CEO of Spectacular Science Productions, a sought-after public speaker, and the bestselling author of several books, including two critically acclaimed books for the general public about mathematics: Bridges to Infinity and Five Equations That Changed the World.
Table of Contents
Great or Grim? 5
Memory Lane 21
Star Power 31
The Wild Wild Web 39
Disruption and Deception 59
Memory Lane 81
Mass Extinction 2.0? 97
Meet Your New BFF 115
Look! It's a Human. It's a Machine. It's a… 127
Memory Lane 141
Living in a Fishbowl 149
Omniscient Objects of Our Desire 163
Operating in the Shadows 179
Memory Lane 193
Not of This World 203
The Land of Oz 219
Eye of the Beholder 235
Science, Sacredness, and Self-Destruction 253
Practical Tips 265
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