Month: May 2013

  • Luxor, a child, a monument, a society…

    A 15-year old child defaced a stone sculpture in an ancient Egyptian temple with graffiti. [1] Everyone is angry. They should be. We live in the past. We adore the past. We think in the past. The past is all our society has. Too bad…

  • Brain “dead” and the Industry of Transplants…

    Brain dead is not necessarily… “dead”! The fact is that the criteria for “death” based on “the death of the brain” were invented by a committee at Harvard (hence the “Harvard Criteria”, based on 0 experiments by the way) the members of which had relations to organ transplantation. And today these criteria are used to support a multi-billion dollar industry […]

  • Dirt, medicine, knowledge…

    The colloquial medical advice “rub some dirt in it” appears to have some merit. Researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have been experimenting with different clays, and it appears in research presented in the journal PLoS ONE that they’ve come across a family of antibacterial clays capable of killing pathogens ranging from E. coli […]

  • Dogs, grammar, silence…

    A dog can learn words and human grammar. [1] If a dog can learn these things, then maybe these things are not what separates us from animals… Maybe what we think in Silence is what is really important…

  • 20/20 vision…

    Previously blind patients who receive the recently FDA-approved Argus II bionic eye system will regain some degree of functional sight. The retinal implant technology, developed and distributed by Second Sight, can improve quality of life for patients who have lost functional vision due to retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that causes retinal cells to die. [1] […]