Limits and Enough, with Norman Wirzba

Sam Mickey

This week's episode of Spotlights is a clip from our interview with Norman Wirzba, PhD, the Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Theology at Duke University, and Senior Fellow at Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics. He reflects on the problematic assumptions of transhumanism and the importance of discerning the appropriate limits of technological and economic development. It is a timely topic, as this year (2022) marks the 50th anniversary of The Limits to Growth (1972), a report commissioned by the Club of Rome that details the ways that exponential economic growth is overshooting the ecological limits of the planet. 

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