The Most Hated Man In Science: JEREMY RIFKIN

To some "the Abominable No Man," gadfly JEREMY RIFKIN warns of the dangers of uncontrolled experiments with new technologies

The nation's foremost opponent of environmental neglect and genetic engineering is waving a $20 bill as he makes a bet. The scene happens to be a meeting of the Humane Society in Houston, but the wager, which is part of his script, could just as easily be offered to a gathering of born-again environmentalists in Aspen, Colo.; at the Los Angeles home of TV producer Norman Lear; or on a college campus. Jeremy Rifkin bets that no one can answer this question: "What value has emerged in the past 100 years as our most dominant value, a value that is the...

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