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.
Brainless chickens and other future delicacies: Non-sentient meat is the key to sustainable factory farming
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.
“Observation period complete. Collect the chosen.” I perceived the order and set my trajectory. For nearly one hundred years we had been watching these fascinating creatures, recording and analyzing our... read more →
How is animal intelligence defined and measured, what evolutionary pressures are believed to result in intelligence, and what, if anything, makes human beings special?
Would you prefer for love to unfold by chance or design? Chris turns to Cyrano 2.0, an intelligent system of wearables that tells him how to court his love interest,... read more →
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.
Science should not be part of the 24 hour news cycle: Quality science publications you can read instead
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 →