John H. Evans

Humanistic Questions Raised by Science and Technology


2024 Disembodied Brains: Understanding our Intuitions on Neuro-Chimeras and Human-Brain Organoids. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

2020    The Human Gene Editing Debate.  New York: Oxford University Press

2016    What is a Human?  What the Answers Mean for Human Rights.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press

2010    Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press

2002    Playing God? Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate.  Chicago, IL:  University of Chicago Press.

Journal Articles

2020  “The Theological Debate Over Human Enhancement: an Empirical Case Study of a Mediating Organization.”  Zygon 55(3): 615-637

2019  “The Scope and Implications of Morals Not Knowledge.Zygon 54 (3): 665-679.

2014  “Faith in Science in Global Perspective: Implications for Transhumanism.”  Public Understanding of Science 23 (7): 814-832.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

2020  “Biotechnology and the Non-religious Uses of God Talk.”  Pp. 123-137 in Religion and Biopolitics.  Edited by Ulrich Willems and Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann.  Springer International.

2016  “Future Vision in Transhumanist Writings and the Religious Public.”  Pp. 291-306 In Perfecting Human Futures: Transhuman Futures and Technological Imaginations.  Edited by J. Benjamin Hurlbut and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson.  Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag.

2016  “Bioethics and Medicalization.” Pp. 241-262 in To Fix or To Heal: Conflicting Directions in Contemporary Medicine and Public Health.  Edited by Joseph E. Davis and Ana Marta Gonzalez.  New York, NY: New York University Press.

2013  “‘Teaching Humanness’ Claims In Synthetic Biology and Public Policy Bioethics.”  Pp. 177-204 in Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature.  Edited by Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.