• Quote of the week

    “Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.”
    — Michael Rivero

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Passport to the Brave New World: the vaccine

“There is never a decay of organized religion. When one church falls, another is built. During the 20th century, the new church was Science—in particular, Medical Science. It was constructed to extract the maximum amount of compliance from the population. This is what all orthodox churches do.

Phages, Gut Virome, Bacteria, Microbiome & Body Snatchers Oh My!

Listen to “Before the First Cup – Phages, Gut Virome, Bacteria, Microbiome, Body Snatchers & UCY Finale 6-8-18” on Spreaker.

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria cells, and they are the most abundant biological entities on the planet, estimate at 10^31 in population.

CRISPR Can Now Edit Genes Using Nanoparticles Instead of Viruses

CRISPR

The new delivery mechanism completely turned off a gene responsible for high cholesterol in mice.

This article is part of DNA/IDK, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future. Follow along here.

By Daniel Oberhaus

Since its was first harnessed by scientists in 2013, the natural gene-editing technology known as CRISPR has sparked a designer baby controversy, dreams of ending hereditary diseases, and fears of sophisticated biological terrorism.…

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  • Famous Quotes In History

    "I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology....Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated."
    -- Bertrand Russell in The Impact of Science on Society  
     
    “Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.”
    – Julius Caesar  
     
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