Category Archives: Island of Dr. Moreau

K.I.S.S. Keep it Simple and Stupid

K I S S What makes the World of Warcraft so addictive and alluring is a mysterious inquiry. It is simple, stupid (when compared to competing mmorpg’s content), and surprisingly intrinsic to something in all of us. WoW This media presentation explores the archetypes of racial and genetic cynicism, identity, and immersion into an alternate […] Continue reading

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In Fear of the Coming Dark: Genetics and Humanity

There’s a striking moment in PBS’s “Cracking the Code of Life“ which, for a moment, may seem frightening. We cut to a scene from Gattaca, a 1997 film about something involving genes and astronauts, in which two parents are screening their gametes. They’re well on their way to sacrificing their myriad aspirations on an altar of parenthood, but […] Continue reading

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reflections

As I write this last blog I’m honestly not interested by any of the scientific discoveries, the genetic research, or our extensive discussions on the morality of chimeras. At least not intrigued enough to reflect on it now. It was certainly thought-provoking, but it’s not what I’m thinking of when I look back at this […] Continue reading

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