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Emily Anthes

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Emily Anthes is an award-winning science journalist and author. Her new book, The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness, will be published in June 2020 by Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her previous book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, was long-listed for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, Nature, Slate, Businessweek, and elsewhere. Emily has a master’s degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. ...more

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Two Weeks of The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors has been out for two weeks now, and I have been humbled by and grateful for the response. If you’ve been buying, reading, or helping to spread the word—thank you, thank you, thank you.

I do have one more request to make, however: If you read the book, it would be a huge help if you’d consider leaving an Amazon rating or review.

I won’t do this in every forthcoming newsletter, but

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Published on July 07, 2020 07:27

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"Ever since I wrote Happier at Home and Outer Order, Inner Calm, I've been particularly interested in how our spaces influence our happiness and health. And actually, that's a big issue in Better Than Before, as well. Fascinating subject."
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“Humans are a force of nature—we are, in some senses, THE force of nature—and we influence animals whether we intend to or not. So the real question, going forward, is not WHETHER we should shape animals’ bodies and lives, but HOW we should do so—with what tools, under what circumstances, and to what end… Unless we plan to move all humanity to Mars and leave Earth to rewild itself, we may need to help our furry and feathered friends survive in a world that has us in it. As Kraemer puts it: ‘I’m of the persuasion that we are changing the habitat of wildlife so rapidly that we may have to help those species evolve.”
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“The troubled middle is…a place where it’s possible to truly love animals and still accept their occasional role as resources, objects, and tools. Those of us in the troubled middle believe that animals deserve to be treated well, but we don’t want to ban their use in medical research. We care enough to want livestock to be raised humanely, but don’t want to abandon meat-eating altogether. ‘Some argue that we are fence-sitters, moral wimps,’ Herzog, himself a resident of the troubled middle, writes. ‘I believe, however, that the troubled middle makes perfect sense because moral quagmires are inevitable in a species with a huge brain and a big heart. They come with the territory.”
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“The important thing is that we do not throw the genetically modified baby out with the bathwater. We spend so much time discussing the ethics of using our emerging scientific capabilities that we sometimes forget that NOT using them has ethical implications of its own. … Biotechnology is not the only solution to what ails animals, but it’s a weapon we now have in our arsenal, one set of strategies for boosting animal health and welfare. If we reject it out of hand, we lose the good along with the bad.”
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