Resurrection Men: Life and Death at the Limits of Tech
Death is the one leveler of human experience, and much science and technology aim toward staving off the inevitable. What are the consequences of technological change? Do we ever over-reach? Where are the limits of what science can—and should—accomplish? Author and historian Brandy Schillace looks at three stories: an 18th-century battle over frogs, a 19th-century fascination with grief, and a 20th-century brain surgeon’s “mad” idea. Each reveals the alternating desire and dread of life at the limits. Come meet the “real” Frankensteins.