Tonight's special? My balls.

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Tonight's special? My balls.

You doubters of high technology can go ahead and devour my testicles

 

Synthetic, watermarked bacteria are now part of our scientific reality. Holy fuck, I sure hope the public can figure out how to pull it's head out of it's ass so we can start having discussions about the implications of these things. 

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"Natasha has just come up to the window from the courtyard and opened it wider so that the air may enter more freely into my room. I can see the bright green strip of grass beneath the wall, and the clear blue sky above the wall, and sunlight everywhere. Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full."

- Leon Trotsky, Last Will & Testament
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Listened to a couple of

Listened to a couple of podcast interviews over the last few days with Craig Ventor on this.

Really fascinating. 

Favorite oxymorons: Gospel Truth, Rational Supernaturalist, Business Ethics, Christian Morality

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The path to Truth lies via careful study of reality, not the dreams of our fallible minds - me

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“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)


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They could have watermarked

They could have watermarked a picture of Mohammed into the bacterium.