Let's forget most of what we know about brain structure and think of the brain as a sand dune.
On the science of cultured meat and other non-sentient meat options, as well as the mismatch between health organization advice on healthy diet and our increasing demand for protein.
How is animal intelligence defined and measured, what evolutionary pressures are believed to result in intelligence, and what, if anything, makes human beings special?
Gene editing will soon be used to control human evolution. We must start discussing the potential consequences of this so that we can make better decisions for our collective future.
Back in May, I was walking down Crescent Lawn on the UC Berkeley campus when I saw a food delivery robot coming my way. It was only about two feet... read more →
Sand is, indeed, just a bunch of tiny rocks. It is also one phase of the endlessly churning rock cycle that has been shaping the surface of our earth for the last... read more →