My take on the frequently referenced 1974 essay by philosopher Thomas Nagel, “What is it like to be a bat?”
Let's forget most of what we know about brain structure and think of the brain as a sand dune.
A short history of the teratoma assay and the push to stop its use in stem cell research.
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.
We are all participating in the evolution of human thought. It is with this in mind that I consider science news, and how the quality of the news we choose... read more →