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Spiritual Machines? Debating the Moral Dimensions of New Technologies

A research project of the Department of Geography.


Science and religious faith are often pitted against each other – particularly in recent debates about cloning and reproductive technologies. However, social science research has begun to paint a more nuanced picture of these arguments, suggesting that public responses to technologies such as biotechnology and nanotechnology are often expressed using spiritual and moral language.


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