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Gustáv Murín: Tak ako bohovia

Túto knihu som si kúpil vďaka Meďovi, inak by som ju bol prehliadol. Povedala mi, že je tam niečo o Biblii či čo a to ma zaujalo. No o Biblii táto kniha nie je vôbec, resp. určite nie explicitne.

O autorovi som dopredu nič nevedel. Neskôr ma bratranec upozornil na jeho blog. Kniha je napísaná celkom sympaticky. Mal som pocit, že sa autor v danej problematike dosť vyzná alebo sa aspoň o ňu dosť a dlhodobo zaujíma.

Hlavné témy sú viacmenej genetický výskum, medicína, moderná spoločnosť a všeličo s tým späté. Ani to neviem vymenovať, nemám knihu pri sebe takže nemôžem nahliadnuť do obsahu (a mám biednu pamäť).
Možno by sa dalo povedať, že kostrou knihy je biologický výskum a jeho dopad na našu civilizáciu. Akým spôsobom sa vysporadúvame s kŕmením 6 miliárd ľudí, čo ak sa dospelý otec rozhodne stať ženou a jeho manželka jeho mužom, prečo aj v súčasnosti bojujeme s mikroorganizmami ktoré sme už dávno "vyhubili", či je eutanázia OK alebo aj nie a ďalšie zaujímavé veci. Náš svet sme totiž už celkom dosť pozmenili a príroda nám to vracia. Chceme mať všetkého dosť, chceme byť všetci zdraví a dlho žiť. A to sa nedá získať zadarmo a možno pre to robíme až príliš bez toho aby sme sa nad tým viac zamysleli.
A páčila sa mi jedna z posledných kapitol o "sebeckej" DNA. Veľmi zaujímavý pohľad na život.

V každom prípade príjemné letné čítanie, rád som sa nad rôznymi vecami zamyslel a dozvedel nové veci. Prečítal by som si aj ďalšie podobné knihy.

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