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>Transhumanism Seminar in Second Life

>Transumanar, a site devoted to transhumanism, has announced a virtual, online seminar on Transhumanism and Religion in Second Life. I’m not sure that I’m ready for a Second Life, and I always get bored when I try to come up with an avatar. But, I may have to check this out, if possible. (In my … Continue reading

Transhumanism Seminar in Second Life

Transumanar, a site devoted to transhumanism, has announced a virtual, online seminar on Transhumanism and Religion in Second Life. I’m not sure that I’m ready for a Second Life, and I always get bored when I try to come up with an avatar. But, I may have to check this out, if possible. (In my … Continue reading

>Economists Discuss Bioethics (healthcare, neuro-economics)

>There’s no answers, just more intelligent and informed questions, but here’s an interesting discussion on “Money Driven Medicine” at the blog, Marginal Revolution. One of the blog owners, Tyler Cowen, has a piece in the business section of today’s New York Times, “Enter the Neuro-economists: Why do investors do what they do?:

Economists Discuss Bioethics (healthcare, neuro-economics)

There’s no answers, just more intelligent and informed questions, but here’s an interesting discussion on “Money Driven Medicine” at the blog, Marginal Revolution. One of the blog owners, Tyler Cowen, has a piece in the business section of today’s New York Times, “Enter the Neuro-economists: Why do investors do what they do?:

>Vaginal approach to gallbladder removal

>Or removal of the appendix through the mouth? I finished my residency training in 1993, and was privileged to witness some of the first “laparoscopic” gallbladder removals on one of my rotations with some private surgeons. After 5 years or so of observing and assisting with the old technique that required a 7 to 10 … Continue reading

Vaginal approach to gallbladder removal

Or removal of the appendix through the mouth? I finished my residency training in 1993, and was privileged to witness some of the first “laparoscopic” gallbladder removals on one of my rotations with some private surgeons. After 5 years or so of observing and assisting with the old technique that required a 7 to 10 … Continue reading

>Artificial Intelligence vs. believers

>The subject of believers and those who actively oppose them is only tangential to this blog. However, anyone exposed to cutting edge technonology, futurism, and, especially, transhumanism and enhancement will eventually run across at least one fundamental atheist. George Dvorsky, transhumanist and anti-theist, has published his review of a movie called “The Jesus Camp.” In … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence vs. believers

The subject of believers and those who actively oppose them is only tangential to this blog. However, anyone exposed to cutting edge technonology, futurism, and, especially, transhumanism and enhancement will eventually run across at least one fundamental atheist. George Dvorsky, transhumanist and anti-theist, has published his review of a movie called “The Jesus Camp.” In … Continue reading

>And the world didn’t end (Supreme Court Partial Birth Ruling)

>I’m minding my own business, visiting a few hundred blogs in an effort to complete the database on Bioethics Internet resources for my Bioethics capstone project, and one of the headlines said that the Supreme Court had up held the Federal ban on Partial Birth Abortions. There was no earthquake, no sonic boom, and I … Continue reading

And the world didn't end (Supreme Court Partial Birth Ruling)

I’m minding my own business, visiting a few hundred blogs in an effort to complete the database on Bioethics Internet resources for my Bioethics capstone project, and one of the headlines said that the Supreme Court had up held the Federal ban on Partial Birth Abortions. There was no earthquake, no sonic boom, and I … Continue reading

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