The Raelians : Visionary Science or Quackery?

TitleThe Raelians : Visionary Science or Quackery?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of PublicationSubmitted
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , biomedical engineering , Claude , Clonaid , extraterrestrials , GENETICS , Human , MEDICINE , Raelians , remedial , scientific integrity
AbstractThe topics of human cloning and pseudoscience are introduced in this case through the story of Claude Vorilhon, a French auto racing journalist who makes some unusual claims regarding the influence of extraterrestrials on human history and purpose. The case describes Vorilhon’s establishment of a company, Clonaid, whose goal is to produce the first human clone. Students read about the company’s claims of success and consider the evidence as well as the ethics involved. The case is most appropriate for use in an introductory biology course or in a course on biotechnology issues or bioethics.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=469&id=469
Abbreviated Case NameThe Raelians
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