By: Terrence Aym
In the timeless classic, "Forbidden Planet," the brilliant scientist Morbius reveals a stunning secret to the senior officers of a ship that's arrived to recue him—the technological wonders built by an extinct race of advanced alien beings: "Prepare your minds for a new...
By: Suzanne Rose
First formulated by Manfred Eigen, the existence of quasispecies is a fascinating offshoot of the evolutionary theory. A typical species reproduces offspring with the same genotype. Although mutations do occur, they do so relatively infrequently, and the children of mutants will then be born with...
Cloning Humans should not be Allowed
By: Perry McCarney
The first thing that needs to be said is that, at this time, it is NOT currently possible to clone humans! The various science fiction movies are exactly that; amusing, thought provoking, entertaining AND not yet true! But not beyond our technological capability within the...
By: Brad Vandenheuvel
It appears that the saying “well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle” may actually be based on some level of scientific fact after all. A recent study of the red haired apes shows that orangutans share 97% of their DNA with humans, making...
Similarities between the human genome and other mammalian genomes
By: Sylvia Farley
A recent article by David Derbyshire, in the Daily Mail, claims that a new genetic study shows humans and orangutans share 97% of the same DNA. This is true, but the statement does not carry the significance that it appears to have at first sight...
By: Terrence Aym
Shepherds still exist. Unlike their European counterparts centuries ago, however, many of today's American herders tend hybrids with human hearts, brains, livers, and a potpourri of other homo-sapiens attributes. The Greeks called them chimeras: lions, goats and serpents fused into terrifying animals; author H.G...
By: John Traveler
In his 1959 Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, Charles Darwin methodically introduced the world to the notion of biological evolution. The response from the religious community was one of zealous reactionary fervor and 150 years later still is. But Darwin only described...
Should Cloning Humans be Allowed
By: John Traveler
The question of whether humans “should” be cloning other humans is one fraught with moral and ethical implications. Until a few years ago it was a question that dealt with science in the fictional realm, but today it deals with a scientific reality. It...
Cloning Ethics Genetics Genetic Engineering Morality Future Transhumanism Philosophy Life
By: Nicolas Bulgarides
In our society, human cloning is a stepping stone to defining the ethical boundaries of science. The heart of this controversy has little to do with the technology behind cloning, or cloning itself. It is scientific fact that the cloning of an animal is possible...
Human Clone
By: Tricia Lye
At the rate at which science understands everything from stem cells to cloning, it would be a matter of time in which human cloning is a scientific possibility which implementation will be mired in political and religious contention. Therefore, we should consider the issue of...

 

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