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Cloning

“Chinese Scientists Clone Monkeys Using Method That Created Dolly The Sheep”

Regardless of religious beliefs science moves on. The mistake in Mississippi is they always want to be last. This leads to crime and suffering. Poor people want socialism health care when in fact it is impossible to provide the maximum health care to everyone. There simply are not enough resources as the cost to extend a life another year can cost more than the lifetime earnings of that person. Cloning and DNA repair are examples of high cost care that can not be available to everyone. For example look at the UK health care system.

Britain’s National Health Service is overwhelmed with patients waiting for care, as doctors lament that they have to practice “battlefield medicine” while conditions are so dire.

Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that hospitals are declaring “black alerts,” a warning that they are unable to fulfill patients’ needs. Patients fill waiting rooms and hallways while waiting hours for care, sometimes only to be turned away, and hospitals have been ordered to halt “nonurgent surgeries” until the end of January.

Fact is earning and saving for extended life is the individual’s choice not a right from government.

Efforts and Chance

“Last year, Kahn emailed Cook out of the blue with hopes that he would speak with her for a computer class project. Her email led to a phone call, during which Kahn interviewed Cook and got his thoughts on how to increase diversity in tech, as well as the seed of an idea for a larger initiative that would give many more women access to this unique opportunity. Today, Apple and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) announced a new partnership program, Innovator to Innovator, that will pair young women interested in careers in STEM with Apple executives for a one-on-one conversation.”

In sales there are many failures before success. Thinking outside the box and making the extra effort to try is how we became not one of those “shithole” countries.

What if TVA workers decided not to go to work because it is cold? Many around the country are putting up with normal winter conditions to keep the country going.

SciPhi

Science /Philosophy Evolution is a product of mutations. Some humans strive for success no matter how crazy the goal is they are working on. I suspect this is an inborn biological trait of survival. In today’s world of unequal power many poor ideas are pushed to be enacted and end up doing more harm than good. In the big long term picture bad ideas die and the good ones continue. But nature has no compassion or empathy for all those hurt by these bad enacted ideas. Virtue is a honed behavior which depends on wisdom and knowledge before acting on bad ideas. Is humanity’s goal to bring world wide virtue? Today is a day to think about it.

Would we choose to live forever if we could? Does death render life meaningless? If we examine it in the context of the immensity of the whole universe, can we consider life meaningful? If we feel empty once we achieve our goals, and the pursuit of these goals is what gives us a sense of meaning, then what can we do?

Cell Phones and Health

“In a surprising move this week, however, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) weighed in on the debate, warning people, especially kids, to stay away from cellphones whenever possible. The agency also issued guidelines on how to reduce exposure to radio frequency energy.”“Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cellphones,” Dr. Karen Smith, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer, said in a statement. Aside from brain and head cancer, the guidelines note, radio frequency energy has been suspected of causing infertility, headaches, and memory or learning problems.

Everything has risks so weight them against the benefits. Do we always need instant communication?

Question the Steps We Take Through the Door

Technology “merely opens a door, it does not compel one to enter.”
First Law: “Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.”
Second Law: Invention is the mother of necessity. “Every technical innovation seems to require additional technical advances in order to make it fully effective.”

Third Law: Technology comes in packages, big and small. “The fact is that today’s complex mechanisms usually involve several processes and components.”

Fourth Law: Although technology might be a prime element in many public issues, nontechnical factors take precedence in technology-policy decisions. “… many complicated sociocultural factors, especially human elements, are involved, even in what might seem to be ‘purely technical’ decisions.” “Technologically ‘sweet’ solutions do not always triumph over polit- ical and social forces.”

Fifth Law: All history is relevant, but the history of technology is the most relevant. “Although historians might write loftily of the importance of historical understanding by civilized people and citizens, many of today’s students simply do not see the relevance of history to the present or to their future. I suggest that this is because most history, as it is currently taught, ignores the technological element.”

Sixth Law: Technology is a very human activity-and so is the history of technology. “Behind every machine, I see a face-indeed, many faces: the engineer, the worker, the businessman or businesswoman, and, sometimes, the general and admiral. Further- more, the function of the technology is its use by human beings-and sometimes, alas, its abuse and misuse.”

Dr. Melvin Kranzberg

Stem Cells

There are still limitations to stem cell technology. One major limitation is that we are realizing age and environment can have a profound effect on stem cell function and even safety. Essentially, the older we are, the older all of our cells (including stem cells) become, and as a result, our bodies’ natural repair mechanisms deteriorate or stop.

The notion that “backing up” our cells and stem cells could be a valuable tool for improving and extending our health in the near future. We can stop the biological aging of our stem cells by putting them in a deep freeze at an earlier age, when they have fewer mutations and damage. Banking our stem cells will then allow us to eventually generate and bank other tissues for self-use, like a population of heart cells for cardiac repair or a population of liver cells to diagnose drug toxicity. As technology moves towards a future where it’s technologically possible to engineer tissues and organs from our own stem cells, backing stem cells up today can give us the best opportunity to use them when we need them.

Particle Physics Discovery: Fusing Heavy Quarks Can Produce 10 Times More Energy Than Nuclear Fusion

Quarks
Quarks are the most basic building blocks of matter. The protons and neutrons that make up matter are composed of quarks. Unlike protons and electrons, which have charges of +1 and -1, however, quarks have fractional electric charge. Quarks that are joined together form composite particles called hadrons. Quarks come in six flavors namely: up, down, top, bottom, strange and charm.
In a new study, researchers showed that two bottom quarks could theoretically fuse together in a powerful flash that can result in massive amount of energy that can spill out into the universe.
The fusion of two bottom quarks will produce will produce 138 megaelectronvolts (MeV), which is eight times more powerful than individual nuclear fusion events inside a hydrogen bomb.

The future unlocks the secrets of nature.

Rules Do Not Count in Subjectivity

Rule #2: Keep a sense of humor through all the absurdity. And, there’s a lot these days.

Subjective Annihilation Theory applies to our rhetorical human-symbolic quest for un-subjectivity (a state perhaps more commonly conceptualized as utopia or paradise) wherein we continuously strive to reduce our subjectivity to other things and conditions within our natural and socially constructed worlds.

Cultural Fashion

What role does eye candy play in our culture of consumption? When I came to Tupelo the thing I was told was the furniture industry is a fashion industry. Most of the commercials on TV are about how things look and not how they work. Nothing of what they are made of or who makes them. What makes one product better suited for the application than another? The auto sales pitch is a prime example. It is all about your emotions and how much others admire your purchase. The sales pitch is all about savings. You save nothing when you consume and spend money. The concept they use, as a ploy about savings, is how much less you pay from the imaginary retail price. Keystone is setting the retail price at double of what the retailer pays the manufacture for it. In cars the price is keep from the customer by bate and switch tactics. The dealer price is not what the car cost the dealer. There are holdbacks and other dealer incentives to make more dealer profits. Then the advertised price is not what it is going to cost you. They did not mention the cars they have are not the base cars as they have options. Then there is several dealer add ons such as cleaning, inspecting, marketing costs, sales tax, and the list goes on.

Why do we consume more than what it takes to survive a comfortable life? Most of it is status and how we look to our peers. We are a trained people to consume from the time we are born. The system requires growth to cover debts. Psychological manipulation has us working and buying. Planned obsolescence has us buy more and replace what we already have. We even pay to go places to be marketed to. The local home show is an example of that. Many people are not educated Engineers able to ask the right questions about the quality of the product. The sales man could not answer them anyway. What role does art play? Do collections bring happiness? In a finite world that sells tomorrow for a bit of fashion today, the total number of consumers plays the biggest role in humanity’s survival.

Antifa

Antifa is a far-left militant political movement of autonomous, self-described anti-fascist groups in the United States. The term is loosely used to refer to anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobia, as well as anarchist and anti-capitalist groups.

“A scuffle broke out between an Antifa member and a member of Black Lives Matter on Saturday during a rally to protest white supremacy and the Confederate monuments in Dallas.However, video captured one dustup that occurred — not between pro-Confederacy supporters and protesters but between Black Lives Matter and the radical leftist Antifa.

During the night, Black Lives Matter and Antifa squared off. Black Lives Matter members demanded Anitfa remove their masks and leave the city.”

It seems that the problem is not what people believe but a frustration with modern society and loss of a cohesive direction.

Dansette