The Salon - "Genetic Engineering: The Perils and Promises"

July 22, 2016  |  1:30PM - 3PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free.

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation

The Bainbridge Public Library hosts a monthly discussion group. It meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon conversations will be energizing, fun, and thought provoking.  Next up is:

"Genetic Engineering: the Perils and Promises of Monkeying with Evolution” 

Recent scientific and technological advances have given us the means to alter the inheritable characteristics of any living thing, from a corn plant to a human being.  Past experience teaches us that technical advances can greatly enrich our lives, but that big new things also come with consequences that no one expected.   Now that we can modify the course of evolution, what do we do with that capability?   What are the promises – and what might be the perils of the ongoing advances in genetic engineering?   

Join us at the Salon on Friday, July 22nd at 1:30. We’ll be in the large conference room on the main floor at BPL. Civil discourse is the norm. Click here for a reading that might stimulate your thinking on the July topic.

More about "The Salon"

Library Address
1270 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Library Hours
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