Julian Savulescu does a great interview with Dilemata:
I think this is just a basic principle of rational choice applied to reproduction. What surprises me is how much resistance there is, that people really think you should toss a coin when you have information about which embryo is better. Embryologists of course do this […]
New Scientist talks about creating “Immortal Avatars,” which, in essence, are like Zoe Graystone from Caprica; not so much a replica as the best approximation of you as possible from the given data. Data could include photos, correspondence like email, blogs, facebook and even essays and personality tests written and taken specifically for the […]
Peter Singer in his usual, counter intuitive way, asks if the next generation would be better off not-existing:
One of [South African philosopher David] Benatar’s arguments trades on something like the asymmetry noted earlier. To bring into existence someone who will suffer is, Benatar argues, to harm that person, but to bring into existence […]
Two videos for y’all
First: Christina Hendricks dismantles herself for a dream in Broken Bells’ “Ghost Inside”
And then we come to the amazing Janelle Monae. The album is called ArchAndroid, Janelle’s character in the album is an android (gynoid for the nit-picky) and the chick with the relaxed hair who kind of looks […]
“Good news, everyone!” – Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth
The year 3000 in Futurama is Louis C.K.’s famous “Everything is great and nobody is happy” statement taken to its illogical, animated conclusion. Fry, the Professor, Lela, Zoidberg, Bender, Hermes, Amy, and a host of other ancillary characters (like poor Zap and Kif, picture) take the […]
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