Popular science, genetic reductionism, and sincere fictions
...The one-sided representation of risk presented in the NY Times article raises questions. Was this presentation due to an oversight on the part of the reporter? Or was it the way the researchers themselves reported their results to the journalists?
Biological Immortality : Atlanta 2005 Presentation (2,218 words)
A presentation by Dr. Rose on defining and understanding Biological Immortality. Note: This will open in a new window and uses Macromedia Flash (you will have the option to download it if you do not have it installed).
Science between Fringe and Mainstream (2,218 words)
During November, 2005, I went to two conferences that were such complete contrasts that they provoked the following question: What are the roles of fringe and mainstream science in the advance of knowledge?
The Lost Chapter From The Long Tomorrow (6,884 words)
This chapter was left out of MRR's recent book, The Long Tomorrow; How Advances in Evolutionary Biology Can Help Us Postpone Aging, Oxford University Press, 2005. Here it is for you to judge if this was the right decision.
Leaping The Abyss (3,828 words)
Stephen Hawking on black holes, unified field theory, and Marilyn Monroe.
WHY DOES A SCIENTIST WRITE SCIENCE FICTION? (4,554 words)
A speech by Gregory Benford at the UC San Diego class reunion of 1985, bringing together the first years of the physics student who attended the University when it was a graduate school.