The Fear of Suffering Is Driving Us Crazy
Our suffering phobia has triggered a harmful societal neurosis that has both subverted human exceptionalism and undermined societal common sense.
Yikes, Lab-Grown Brains Are Getting Closer
The excitement is the prospect of better understanding and treatment of dementia, autism, and motor neuron disease (ALS).
Bioethicist Asks, “Does Birth Matter?” Answers, “No”
In our current episode of let’s-allow-baby-killing, an Australian bioethicist named Walter Veit comes to the defense of infanticide.
Scientists Make Male Rat Give Birth
Scientists just took a big step toward making that once unthinkable prospect — biological males giving birth — a reality.
Algorithmic Specified Complexity: The Game of Life
Hobbyists have designed highly complex patterns using John Conway’s simple rules of birth, death, and survival.