Thursday, February 24, 2005

Links for Feb 24/05

The Revolt Against Human Nature (Christian Post)
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. writes in the Christian Post about the "frightening" potential for transhumanism and the potential reshaping of humanity.

Cyborgization, Revisited (Tech Central Station)
Glenn Harlan Reynolds writes in Tech Central Station of why he's grateful for cybernetic technologies. [People tend to get all warm and cuddly with biotech when they clue into the fact that it will save their lives or those of their loved ones.]

No Gene Is An Island (NeoFiles)
Howard Bloom In Conversation with R.U. Sirius

Creatures Frozen for 32,000 Years Still Alive (MSBNC)
Deep-freeze bacteria could point to new methods of cryogenics while providing insight into the sort of biology that might exist on Mars and other planets and moons.

The Genetic Insurance Racket (Reason)
Ronald Bailey wonders if genetic testing will destroy the insurance market.

A Universe of Sounds (Technology Review)
A new radio telescope array has been developed by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute and the University of California at Berkeley that will shed some cosmic noise, and give scientists a better view of one million stars scattered throughout the universe.

Space Colonization: The Quiet Revolution (
An initial step towards the creation of mass transit beyond our planet is the emerging public space travel market.

Unintelligent Design (NY Times)
Jim Holt just slams ID.

The Giant Tortoise's Tale (Guardian)
In the first of three essays written on a recent journey to the Galápagos Islands, Richard Dawkins considers one of the extraordinary creatures that helped inspire Darwin's theory of evolution

To Know Science is to Love it (Nature)
Bolstering support for the field remains a thorny problem

Moving Stem Cells Front and Center (NY Times)
Hans S. Keirstead might be the Pied Piper of stem cells - and not just because he makes rats walk.

The Unexpectant Father (Globe & Mail)
A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a man can press a claim for emotional distress after learning that a former lover had used his sperm to have a baby. He cannot claim theft, however, the ruling said Wednesday, because the sperm were the woman's to keep.

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