Category: science and technology

Blogging and Social Science

The myriad of memes that cross-cross the blogosphere testify to bloggers’ pleasure in answering questions. Why not put that to good use? That’s just what some folks at MIT are doing.

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Terri Schiavo's Autopsy Results

A few days ago, I wondered out loud if the results of Terri Schiavo’s autopsy might mean that Michael is owed an apology. The discussion in the comments was long and interesting. Be sure to check it out. That discussion got me thinking about some issues surrounding the autopsy results, the post mortem diagnose, and …

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Apology Due to Michael Schiavo?

The Terri Schiavo autopsy results are out and nobody seems to be talking about them. Or rather, it seems nobody who was rallying the troops in her defense is talking about them. Maybe I’m just reading the wrong blogs, but the only ones that I’ve noticed mentioning the autopsy at all are those by folks …

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"Non-Controversial Human Embryonic Stem Cells…And a Bridge in Brooklyn"

Well well, what have we here, a Washington Post article on possible non-controversial human embryonic stem cell (hESC) sources. Let’s see what they are:

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IVF Morally Reprehensible

"The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow federal dollars to go toward research on stem cell lines created from donated embryos left over from in-vitro fertilization [IVF] procedures." "The bill is headed to the Senate, but President Bush has vowed to veto the measure to prevent it from becoming law." – Annie …

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