Reinventing Biology: Respect for Life and the Creation of Knowledge (Race, Gender, and Science)
Birke, Lynda; Hubbard, Ruth 19950822 Indiana University Press，312p.
■Birke, Lynda; Hubbard, Ruth 19950822 Reinventing Biology: Respect for Life and the Creation of Knowledge (Race, Gender, and Science)
，Indiana University Press，312p. ISBN-10:0253209811 ISBN-13:978-0253209818 $17.95 [amazon]
Much more than a book about animal welfare, it explores how the scientific questions and answers would be different if biology operated from a paradigm of respect for the objects of study. Thirteen contributions are arranged in four distinct sections; individual topics vary extensively but each is first-rate. ―Choice
Ruth Hubbard and Lynda Birke have asked an important question: how would the practices of biology change if organisms were considered subjects with agency? They have gathered an array of excellent scholars and a broad spectrum of perspectives.... this is a fresh and important question.―Londa Schiebinger
Essays explore how the practice of biology could change if scientists treated the organisms they use in their experiments respectfully: what it means to raise animals or plants as experimental resources; what guides decisions about which animals to breed for experimental purposes.