The smartest of invertebrates, the octopus, once again prompts us to rethink what we believe to be the origin of intelligence.
A major thrust of neuroscience has been the use of fMRI to correlate brain activity with thinking and to draw conclusions about the physical basis of the mind.
“We have already genetically engineered babies, the march toward three- (or more) parent human embryos, and radical proposals for creating novel family forms.”
The scientific culture of the 19th and early 20th century produced three great wizards — Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud.
Science, the dominant way of knowing of our age, now finds itself caught between a rock and (very) hard place.