David Ehrenfeld considers the way scientific studies are used to muddy the waters during ethical debates about controversial technologies, such as injecting cows with rGHB, producing genetically modified foods, and cloning human beings. To mount a more effective response to such practices he argues that we must learn to widen the scope of our questions about them, far beyond the narrow confines of science.
David Ehrenfeld was a founding member of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. As a professor at Rutgers, he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in ecology. His work deals primarily with the interrelated topics of biodiversity, conservation, and sustainability. The founding editor of the journal Conservation Biology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal that deals … Continued