By: Valerie Syverson
Paracelsus's homunculi and Asimov's robots: the laboratory ethics of personhood and artificial life in medieval and modern thought. What is the most important thing about living beings? This question, abstract and philosophical as it sounds, has direct applicability to questions of bioethics and roboethics in...
By: Christopher Hendrix
Architeuthis sp- The giant squid, ingrained into folklore by Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, has terrorized the seafaring communities of Ancient Civilizations for centuries.Once a terrifying demon, the dreaded Kraken of legend has now been absolutely confirmed of existence.Earlier this month...
By: Jim Iholts
I am going to debate this topic using a different slant: the validity of using the Bible as a book on Science. After all, when I wish to understand the processes that lead to the folding or faulting of the mountains in my corner of...
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"Experiments in the Revival of Organisms" is a short film produced in 1940, documenting an experiment carried out in the former Soviet Union. The video is still concidered graphic and controversial. It is in black and white, narrated by J.B.S Haldane, contains Russian...
By: Aubrea Glenn
When most people talk about dolphins, it is usually about their playful or intellectual nature. However, just like humans, dolphins have a not-so-attractive side, as well. This "evil" nature can be tied to their methods of reproduction, their choice of entertainment, and, until now, their...
By: Christine Anderson
This article is a study guide for taking a test on the topic of meiosis. Important concepts are summarized and explained. By reading through this summary and studying what is written here, a student will be prepared to demonstrate an understanding of meiosis. What...
By: Amelia Wagoner
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that has developed multi-drug resistance in many health care facilities. Resistance has arisen due to a low permeable outer cell membrane and the presence of efflux- pumping mechanisms. It is a problem particularly in patients with cystic fibrosis or burn...
Flaws in evolutionary theory
By: Douglas Nusbaum
I will attempt to set forth why, well there may be flaws in the theory of evolution, they are flaws in the minutia, not in the overall view of the theory. First let me state that "yes it is just a theory not a fact"...
By: Dean L. Sinclair
Cloning, as we are speaking here seems to be mainly concentrated on the idea of reproducing a being. To date much of the cloning attempts have been, like the first reported case of Dolly, the sheep, with the cloning of adult female animals. It is...
By: Charles Hughes
It's natural that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, first published in 1859, should provoke spirited debate today. His theory describes a process that cannot be observed, though the results of the process can be. The process itself is veiled by the immense stretches of time...

 

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