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|A Fist In The Eye Of God
I don't know if this has already been discussed (i miss a lot of stuff with a toddler demanding attention), but Barbara Kingsolver has a great essay on genetic engineering in the latest issue of the "Mother Earth News". It's from her most recent book, a collection of essays called "Small Wonder". Has anybody read it? I was filled with the near compulsion to give a copy to everyone I know and some I don't. I sorta wish i could reduce it all to a soundbite I could post here, but the best I can do is the title of the essay and this post, "A Fist In The Eye Of God", 'cause that's about right by my estimation. I really just felt compelled to spread the word and thought about trying to scan in the pages and emailing them to everyone i know...i even had a brief vision of trudging down to kinko's, babe in tow, and making copies and passing them out on the street, but i thought both of those scenarios were probably going a bit too far. The copyright gods and Barbara might not be too happy with me if i did either so i just decided to post here instead.
Please grab the "Mother Earth News" next time you pass a newstand or you're in the check out line at your local grocery store and check out "A Fist In The Eye Of God" by Barbara Kingsolver. Better yet read the book, "Small Wonder". I'm planning on buying a couple for gifts and one for myself.
If anybody else has read it I'd love to hear what you thought.
(i'm crossposting this to feed my compulsion to let as many people know about it as i can.)