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Miranda Wrongs: Reading Too Much into the Genome

When the sequence of the human genome was declared essentially complete in 2003, all biologists (except perhaps Craig Venter) heaved a sigh of gladness that the data were all on one website, publicly available, well-annotated and carefully cross-linked.

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Nutraceutical Brain Boosting (& Free Schwag)

Let’s start by petting (or shooting) the elephant in the room. All the snarksters will assume that I’m interviewing Dr. Richard Clark Kaufman on nutraceuticals because his NEURVANA company is an h+ advertiser. Not true. My corruption is entirely based on the free schwag!

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Darwins Robots

Like Christmas tree ornaments rolling around a pool table, the brightly colored little bots were allowed to explore their surroundings.

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The Psychedelic Transhumanists

Transhumanism in a fortune cookie: the familiar human world is just one point along a continuum of evolution, and we have an unprecedented capacity to participate in that process.

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The Pursuit of Crappiness

Did you enjoy reading your little transnerdulist magazine about pleasure, prancing and sustained orgasm? Now you expect a little humor, don’t you? Well, guess what? I’m not in the mood.

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Tweaking Your Neurons

"Four shots in my Americano, please. I’ve got a presentation due tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. and I haven’t started it yet. I’ll probably be up all night.”

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When Death is an Outlaw

If you watch 27-year-old Jason Silva on Current TV -- the Emmy-winning youth-oriented cable network co-founded by Al Gore -- you’d never guess that he’s a first-rate transhumanist thinker, skeptic, and passionate advocate of science in overcoming the biological limitations of being human.

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