He Jiankui Under Investigation For Genetically Modifying Humans With CRISPR

He Jiankui, associate professor at Shenzhen’s Southern University of Science (南方科技大学) and Technology of China, made headlines for announcing that he had successfully genetically modified two human twins for HIV resistance. His claim has yet to be verified --- as his work was not published in a peer-reviewed journal --- but caused a firestorm of… Continue reading He Jiankui Under Investigation For Genetically Modifying Humans With CRISPR

Writing Prompts 9/10/18 – Neurolink

Theme chosen by user recommendation. #1 The whirring noise, the deluge of memories; she gasped and inhaled like a swimmer caught beneath the undercurrent, not of waves, but of minds. #2 There was no longer any separation between "self" and "other." In the Mod everything was connected. #3 "Put the gun down, Barlow, we both… Continue reading Writing Prompts 9/10/18 – Neurolink

Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (III)

(a.3) Prominent Theorists (continued from part II) Blumenbach During the eighteen century Europeans discovered numerous inhabitants across the world who differed markedly in their physical appearance from the pale skinned and fine-boned European explorers. The anthropologist and professor of medicine at Gottingen, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach1, having discovered in the course of his studies that both… Continue reading Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (III)

Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (II)

(a.3) Prominent Theorists (continued from part I) Bernier The first comprehensive survey and classification of the races of man of which anything is known was penned in 1684 by the French wayfarer, physician and anthropologist, Francios Bernier (1620-1688) in his Nouvelle division de la terre par les différents espèces ou races qui l'habitent ("New division… Continue reading Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (II)

The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (III)

(a.1) The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (continued from part II) The realization of the trend-association between The Feminine, The Masculine and The Earth1, from prehistory to (post)modernity, is important in so far as it stands in opposition to synthetic union of the two (male and female) and vice-versa, for no stable and… Continue reading The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (III)

The Inevitability of Technocentrism

The term "technocentrism" refers to a value systems that places a exceedingly high premium upon technology (in some variants, to the extent that it is second only to survival itself) and continuous technological development. The first thing to say about technocentrism is that the ideology is implicit or explicit in nearly every facet of modern… Continue reading The Inevitability of Technocentrism