Tag Archives: biology

Goodbye to sex?

Yesterday’s Daily Mail has an interesting piece by A N Wilson about the future of genetics and humanity. Wilson reviews a book “Like a Virgin” by a geneticist at Imperial College London in which the author argues that the future … Continue reading

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Anyway for mind uploading?

Today’s issue (26 June) of the kurzweilai.net newsletter has a piece on mind uploading together with links to further interesting papers on the subject. Mind uploading is the concept of transfering consciousness from the human brain to some other medium, … Continue reading

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NEW TEST CLAIMS TO PREDICT WHEN YOU WILL DIE

A recent issue of The Independent carries a piece regarding a new test which claims to predict when you will die. The test ascertains the length of telomers, which appear on the end of chromosones. Shorter telomers indicate that you … Continue reading

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CAN TRAUMATIC MEMORIES BE ERASED?

The latest issue of the kurzweilai.net newsletter contains an article entitled “Can traumatic memories be erased?” which reads as follows “Life scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, have discovered that long-term memory in the marine snail can be … Continue reading

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REMAKING EDEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY

On 11 March I wrote a post entitled “Is the future of Humanity Biological or Artificial”, (please see https://kevinmorris101.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/is-the-future-of-humanity-biological-or-artificial/). In that piece I contrasted the ideas of Kurzweil (who argues that we will see a merging of machine and human … Continue reading

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