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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Human reproduction is about life and its perpetuation. If there is anything that we have to take seriously from the moral point of view, then surely that is human life. We value life because it is all that we have which is our own. We construct elaborate systems of belief about it; we guard it through rules we have devised for it; it is everything to us. How we begin human life, how we bring it into existence is a matter of the most profound importance.

In this course, we will discuss the various moral aspects of human reproduction from methods of conception to methods of ending a pregnancy. We will discuss the moral, cultural, legal, and political influences on reproduction as well as the scientific advances in reproductive technology. Hopefully at the end of this course we will not have arrived at answers to the various questions raised, but will have provided a base for us to consider the issues at hand and a desire to pursue more study in the important aspects of creating humans. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert | 6/15/2013

    " The way he pronounces "s"es can be a little hard on the ears. This was a good overview of the ethics of reproduction, but does not go into as much depth as I would like about any particular point. I suppose an hour each is just insufficient time to fully explore these concepts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin | 5/12/2013

    " Mainly covers the politics issues involved in "creating humans" such as in vitro fertilization, cloning, abortion, population control, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joyce | 4/1/2013

    " A very good review of ethical questions as they relate to reproduction. McCall Smith provides few answers but many sides of many questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ange | 4/27/2012

    " It's an audio book. "

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