Swedish professor branded a bigot for saying men and women are ‘biologically different

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Millie Tant – VIZ comic’s stereotypical feminist, a hear full of polyandry and a head full of lard.

The first story of the week from The Daily Stirrer’s Politically Correct Insanities desk concerns Germund Hesslow, a university professor in Sweden (Where else? OK, could be California, but this is European insanity.) Hesslow, who works in neurophysiology at Lund University, has offended the wankerati by suggesting during one of his lectures there are biological differences between men and women. (Shock! Horror!)

During a lecture on ‘Heritage and Environment’ at the respected academic institution, Hesslow make the mistake of citing empirical research which supports an idea that is deeply offensive to the chicks with dicks, snip and tuck and strappadiktomy brigade, that there are actually differences between men and women which are “biologically founded” and therefore genders cannot be regarded as “social constructs alone”.

A student complained that Hesslow’s comments were at odds with the Swedish “value base” — a concept which requires all schools in Sweden to adhere to a common ethical policy, which includes upholding values like egalitarianism, individual freedom, equality of the sexes and the lunatic notion that whether you are a man or a woman depends of ‘feelings’ rather that whether you have a willie or a minge.

In an interview with an internet radio station, Hesslow said some students, “for ideological reasons,” are offended by certain scientific facts about the very well understood biological differences between men and women. He said that the comments which prompted the complaint were not an integral part of his course material, but were answers to students’ questions during the course of the lecture. Sounds like some of the self righteous little shits set out to trap him.

“If you answer such a question you are under severe time pressure, you have to be extremely brief — and I used wording which I think was completely innocuous, and that apparently the student didn’t,” Hesslow said.

Hesslow was reprimanded by the chairman of the overseeing board for medical education, after a female student complained that the professor had expressed his “personal anti-feminist agenda,” Academic Rights Watch reported.

Now this blog has long believed universirt professors are the dimmest creatures on the planet, and this kind of conforms it. anyone with any sense would have kicked the stupid bitch off the course. Obviously she is totally unsuited to a career in healthcare if she thinks stating well documented facts is anti feminists. It’s well know of course that feminists have a very tenuous grip on reality but indulging their fantasies is not going to help them.

The university has asked Hesslow to “distance” himself from two specific comments; that gay women have a “male sexual orientation” and that whether transsexuality is a sexual orientation is “a matter of definition”. The professor refused to back away from the comments, saying that he had “done enough” already to “explain and defend” his choice of words. GO PROF.

Ugly Marxist Lesbians Demand Right To Menstruate In Public
The story of the militant femists munter who ran a marathon on the first day of her ‘monthlies’ without using a tampon or sanitary towel (they’re a sexist symbol or the oppressive patriarchy donchakow) is not new. The London Marathon was run back in April and the story of Kiran Gandhi’s brave stance against male oppression (along with pitures of the dark stain speading across the croth of her leggings) was ignored by mainsteam and alternative media alike.

Social Science Degrees Make Great Leaders? More Junk Science.
We’ve had junk science on climate change, genetically modified seeds, many types of medicines and social engineering. The junkiest of junk science however is always commissioned by public service organisations and is aimed at convincing the public that our public servants are doing a good job. Fortunately the public are not as gullible as our leaders suppose.

Adolescent Girl Raped By 60 Men In Asian Grooming Gang
A trial jury atThe Old Bailey, London, heard yesterday the harrowing ddetails of how two schoolgirls were groomed and raped by an paedophile gang based in Aylesbury, Bucks, while aged just 12 and 13. Eleven gang members, accused of carrying out the crimes between 2006 and 2012 face 49 criminal charges between them including statutory rape, child prostitution and creating child pornography, The Daily Mirror reports.

Poldark female star: Obsession with topless Aidan Turner is ‘sexist and undermines the show’
The latest outburst has come in response to a few tabloid stories of actor Aidan Turner’s ‘topless’ appearances in the BBC television series Poldark. The screeching sisters can’t really complain about male chauvinism as it is women who are lusting for Ross Poldark. So the ladies (?) are upset because they can’t go topless too.

More Swedish PC Madness. Art treasures declared pornographic and offensive to women and Muslims
Crazy California has for many years held the title of global capital of politically correct isanity, but recently Sweden, always a contender, has shown signs of taking the title. The latest example of PC fuckwittery from Sweden’s politically correct in their efforts to sacrifice western civilisation to feminist self righteousness and Muslim extremism left suggests they might be ready to assume the title, craziest place on earth.

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Multi-Cultural England: Are You Feeling The Progressive Diversity.
As racial and sectarian tension increase on the streets of britain while politicians gear up for the election campaign, we take a look at the state of Britain today, Imigrant child abuse gangs, Clerics of alient faiths dictating moral strictures, and everywhere we look, foreigners being given provieged status. Is it any wonder the voters are angry?

“>Mothers banned from breastfeeding at breastfeeding conference
‘Mothers invited to a Scottish Government-backed breastfeeding conference were left angry and bemused after being told that they would not be allowed to breastfeed their babies.

Labour’s Cockfish Reveals How Mainfesto Will Piss You Off.
All three main parties in the UK General Election are campaigning from a Politically Correct Consensus (i.e. Control Freak) platform. But whenm it comes to politically correct control freakery, Labour will always outdo the others. The main early thut of their campaign is a promise to criminalise sugary snacks and breakfast cereals, fatty foods and some fizzy drinks. And they’re serious, they have handed the job of selling this idiocy to The Cockfish of British politics.

Oxford University Bans All Things Pig Related In Support Of Free Speech
When does being reasonable and open minded become cowardice? When academics who pride themselves on intellectual detachment cave in to threats from extremists and try to pass off their pitiful weakness by pretending they are showing sensitivity to the feelings of minorities. Don’t send you little geniuses to Oxfor, they may and up with a PhD in spinlessness.

Liberal Says We Shouldn’t Prosecute Sexual Predators… if They are Black.
There are plenty of examples of the depths of stupidity to which ‘liberals’ or supporters of ‘the progressive left’ will stooop in order to curry favout from members of the darker skinned races, but few are as staggeringly idiot as this one.

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British Democracy In Terminal Decline – Voting Is Redundant And Civil Liberties Are So Last Year
When did democracy go out of fashion. I don’t remember voting on whether we wanted to give up our civil liberties or be ruled by a dictatorship of unelected bureaucrats from Brussels, but that is where we are heading, along with the other free nations of Europe. And the USA, so-called land of the free is further along the road to fascism than Europe.


South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright Finally Resigns Over Rotherham Child Abuse Scandal

The man who bears most responsibility for failure to investigate the Rotherham child abuse scandal has finally resigned after three weeks of excuses and evasions. Police Commissioner Wright has been under pressure ever since a report by Prof Alexis Jay (see below) revealed a huge level of child abuse in the South Yourkshire town of Rotherham. The organised sex crime rings had been operating for …

Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: More victims identifies, more cover ups exposed.
What immigration has been to the Conservative so the Child Sex Cover Up scandal is proving to be for Labour as the party gets set to tear itself apart. With similar scandals due to be exposed in Rochdale, Bradfor, Oxford and other big towns, the Rotherham case is gathering momentum. So indirectly it looks as if immigration and fear of being called racist will be the downfall of both major parties.

Tony Benn’s inheritance tax dodge – another leftie hyocrite exposed
Remember the patron saint of loony lefties, Saint Anthony of Wedgewood – Benn, previously known as Viscount Stansgate? Agreeable sort of bloke, pip smokers, great speaker, utterly daft opinions as one would expect from an aristocrat who is so deluded he thinks he understands the working class?

Rotherham – Bad New For The Nation But It Gets Better And Better For The Kippers
All week I have been seeing blogs and comments written by lefties proclaiming idiotically that Douglas Carswell’s defection to UKIP was the beginning of the end, that the UKIP bubble had burst and so on. Pretty much what they were saying in the days after UKIP had trounced the mainstream parties in the European Parliament elections.

Scary science: Fears surrounding human re-animation

I’ve said it before and no doubt I will say it again, many many times. Scientists are insane. What’s more, in their crazy pursuit of fame, glory and world domination they now seem to have thrown any pretence of ethics out of the window. What same human being could possibly think it is a good idea to reanimate human corpses after natural death, or to keep brains alive and fuctioning in a laboratory jar?
Nobody, surely, it is the stuff of ridiculous Hollywood B movies in the 1950s, mad scientists working in forsaken gothic mansions or the holowed out magma chambers of extinct volcanoes. Laboratoies filled bubbling, gurgling jars and the echoing sound of manic laughter as the main character contemplates his army of revenants conquering the world as he plays something spooky by J S Bach on a Cathedral organ. Yeah, it’s effing ridiculous.
Except it’s not.
A Yale University research team claim to have successfully completed and experiment which reanimated the pig brains after the animals had been slaughtered for chops and bacon. Neuroscientists being excitable creatures with all the intellectual depth of an oil stain, this has prompted a  lot of babble and a few research grant applications based on speculation that human trials could be next.  This in turn has reignited ethical concerns  about scientists trying to usurp god and pursue the goal of of immortality.

As the quest for everlasting life appears to be something these science nuts believe could offer great advances for humanity rather than being inevitably catastrophic (imagine if no one died and no one was born, or worse if no one died and the population kept growing ,  what are the key concerns raised by these experiments?

Nottingham Trent University ethics researcher Benjamin Curtis says ending up as a disembodied brain is likely to  be a “living hell.” Writing in The Conversation he suggested that living in total isolation with no external stimuli and without any actual contact with reality could be a fate worse than death.

“Some have argued that even with a fully functional body, immortality would be tedious. With absolutely no contact with external reality, it might just be a living hell,” Curtis has written.

In the Yale University experiments, led by neuroscientist Nenad Sestan, the pigs did not regain consciousness but Sestan acknowledged that restoring awareness is a possibility and that the technique could work on humans, keeping the brain alive indefinitely. We should not forget however, that in a prize winning experiment a few years ago, neuroscientists discovered meaningful brain activity in a dead fish. Now finding meaningful brain activity in the brain of a live fish might be miraculous, but finding it in a dead fish only proves the nerds don’t know much about how atoms work.

Speaking to RT.com Curtis explained (rather obviously to those of us who rely on common sense,) that the brain is highly integrated with the rest of the body in both humans and animals. It is constantly receiving and sending signals from and to it. “We have no idea what experiences would occur within a disembodied brain. But those experiences may well be deeply disturbing,” he said.

But what is a brain without a body to host it? Renowned neuroscientist Antonio Damasio says without a constant “feedback loop” between brain and body, ordinary experiences and thought are simply not possible. I remember being told in 1997, while in rehab, recovering 9somwhat surprisingly) from a massive brain haemorr”hage, that “We doctors are only now starting to understand that the brain and the mind are very different things.

Damasio’s view was echoed by Dr. Evan Thompson,  philosophy professor at the University of British Columbia. Thompson told RT.com, “Consciousness and mind function are dependent on the brain being functionally integrated with the rest of the body.

In other words, it’s not possible for a disembodied brain to house a normal mind. “The brain and body are in constant electrochemical communication with each other with multiple and dense feedback loops. Take that away, and mental function isn’t likely to be possible,” he said.

Curtis expresses the opinion that the promise of eternal life is not worth the risk of subjecting a disembodied but conscious human brain to “an existence of hellish tedium, or to the mental torture of inescapable madness.”

He said that even if disembodied brains did function more or less as they do now they will still be receiving no input from the outside world whatsoever. “There would be no sights, smells, sounds, or tactile feelings at all. Just an enduring inescapable emptiness,” he said to RT.com.

“I suppose this might be OK for a short while, but for any length of time I doubt any ordinary person would be able to cope.”

“One could perhaps tell oneself stories, or write poems in one’s mind, but with no-one to communicate them to, I imagine this would be cold comfort. In eternity, one would most likely end up repeating the same kinds of thoughts over and over to oneself, a body-less Sisyphus with no way to bring an end to the futility and meaningless of your situation.”

Mind uploading

The quest for immortality is going in differirections that take it beyond the the ‘brain in a jar,’ concept however, for some the ultimate goal of preserving their brain is at eternal life. Presumably they hope to achieve this by constantly patching us up with second hand parts from a human scapyard, the way old cars have been patched up with spares drom a scrapyard.

In March, startup company Nectome revealed it is aiming to develop technology that could preserve the brain while keeping all memories in tact and then upload these to a server so a person can experience eternal digital life. The team has already managed to fully preserve a rabbit and pig brain.

Head transplants

Meanwhile, Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero is determined to complete the world’s first live human head transplant. Last last year, he claims, he completed the world’s first such operation between two corpses.

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A 30-year-old Russian man who suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease put himself forward as a volunteer for the transplant in 2015, prompting ethical concerns from the wider scientific community.

“I would not wish this on anyone,”said Dr. Hunt Batjer, former president of the American Association for Neurological Surgeons. “I would not allow anyone to do it to me as there are a lot of things worse than death.”

In their paper‘Operation Frankenstein: Ethical reflections of human head transplantation,’ Joshua Cuoco and John R. Davy from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine argued the procedure could cause substantial psychological difficulty and result in a dramatic alteration of a person’s personality and memories.

“The procedure of human head transplantation dangerously presupposes that transplanting an individual’s head will also transplant an individual’s mind including consciousness, personality, and memories.”

“On the contrary, cognitive sciences have suggested that human cognition does not solely originate within the brain parenchyma; rather, humans exhibit an embodied cognition where our body participates in the formation of self,” the scientists warned.

Let’s talk ethics

Neuroscientists at the fore of this experimental research are calling for discussion around the ethics of their work but argued that these difficult questions should not halt their progress.

In an essay published in Nature, a group of researchers, including Sestan, noted advancements in the field mean tough conversations need to take place: “As brain surrogates become larger and more sophisticated, the possibility of them having capabilities akin to human sentience might become less remote.”

For many on social media the prospect of this Black Mirror-esque concept becoming a reality has left them more than a little unsettled.

 

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The article collapsed when I encountered the abuse of the word science in the above sentence. Biologoy is a natural science, i.e. the study of natural phenomena related to living organisms so in fact the biological processes underlie the science rather that the science driving the biological processes.

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Men Menstruate? Latest Dickheadedness From The Legion Of The Dickless

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Toni the Tampon (left) and friend. The one on the right looks like the child of an onion ring that mated with a hedgehog (picture source)

Yes you read that headline right, the GayBLTQetc. lobby propagandists are now pushing the most preposterous idea yet in their determination to make unequal things equal. A colouring book aimed at children in the age range that use colouring books floats the idea that men can have periods. The book, which invites kids to colour in images of Toni the Tampon, Marina the Menstrual Cup and Sebastian the Sponge explains to the five to eight year olds that men who have once been ladies and have decided to keep their baby making kit even though they sport facsimile of a man’s dangly bits created by surgery rather than nature, but nontheless are real women, can have periods just like ladies who wear skirts and brassieres and high heeled shoes and lipstick. The narrative such as it is also explains that ladies who were originally men get – well I suppose you’d have to call them virtual periods really, quite how this happens is not clear but I hope these is no tomato ketchup involved. Milo Yiannopoulis reports on this latest insanity from the politically correct brigade .

After giving us the basic, shocking details of this latest display of self regarding stupidity from those who ‘identify’ as left wing, the alt_right movement’s favourite gay man then goes on to explain that the creators of this book were concerned that when the time came to learn about reproductive biology (science, right?)  biological process involved in the female menstrual cycle and how they felt it was important that little boys did no feel left out when the subject was being covered.

If you have been around internet comment threads as long as I have you will have noticed that the people who promote this transgender shite are the same ones who, when anyone raises the topic of the very obvious flaws in climate science that have led to all the predictions of catastrophe being wrong, will call us ‘science deniers’ and scream that people who are not scientists don’t understand how science works so cannot question science or post that quote from the world’s worst scientist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “science is true whether or not you believe in it,” are the same as those who now try to tell us that somebody who was born male can have peroids, calling it ‘transphobic’ when anyone points out the truth that such a person is not a real biological woman and cannot ever have periods. Likewise these science believers (who are as deluded as Scientologists) tell that someone who has had an imitation penis fashioned from a bit of fat and gristle and takes lots of hormones so she can grow a bit of bumfluff on her chin is a real man even though he/she/zi/it cannot ever produce sperm.  I’m not an expert on biology but my understanding is that the cause of a woman’s period is the breaking down of the NATURAL lining of the NATURAL uterus . Turning a penis inside out does NOT create a NATURAL uterus, with a NATURAL lining to  shed. For the university brainwashed and those who believed the liar, embelzler, fraud, traitor and war criminal Hillary Clinton could have been an adequate President of the United states, no natural uterus means NO BLEEDING!No bleeding equals a very young female, a female past the first flush of middle age or something other than a female.

It’s fucking science you idiots.

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"Punish Climate Change Liars" Demands Climate Change Liar

It is now, as of this month, eighteen years and four months since a year on year global increase in average tempersature was recorded and eight years and 11 months since Warmageddonist author Mark Lynas called for international criminal tribunals before which people guilty of being accused of “Climate Denial” (has anyone ever denied the climate?) would be subjected to show trials, found guiklty of being accused and sentened to death by cruel and unusual medieval tortures (OK I may be exaggerating a bit but you get the idea. And if you don’t, you will after reading the next few paragraphs

“I put [their climate change denial] in a similar moral category to Holocaust denial – except that this time the Holocaust is yet to come, and we still have time to avoid it. Those who try to ensure we don’t will one day have to answer for their crimes,” bleated the self rightous Lynas.

It is now two years and six months since Professor Richard Parncutt demanded that “climate change deniers” should be executed, writing: “In this article I am going to suggest that the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for influential GW deniers.

“I have always been opposed to the death penalty in all cases. […] Even mass murderers should not be executed, in my opinion. […] GW deniers fall into a completely different category.

“I don’t want to be a saint. I would just like my grandchildren and great grandchildren, and the human race in general, to enjoy the world that I have enjoyed, as much as I have enjoyed it. And to achieve that goal I think it is justified for a few heads to roll.”

But the Arctic ice cap, which we were told would disappear by 2011 is expanding rather quickly, Polar Bears, which we have been told were on the verge of extinction, are actually increasing in number and mistaking climate scientists sent to hassle them for free lunches courtesy of the Warmageddonist lobby. We were told that by 2013 there would be 50 million refugess, displaced from their homes by rising sea levels as melting ice caps flooded low lying areas. So far no refugees displaced due to global warming have been reported.

Global temperature shows no signs of warming, so advocates of man made global warming show no signs of thinking that perhaps, just maybe, those with a different opinion ought to be allowed to live, let alone be free to express their opinion.

The latest example of climate fascism comes from Adam Weinstein, writer and  self styled “poet laureate” at the Gawker online magazine . This clown has now joined the chorus, suggesting that climate change “liars” ought to be arrested and punished (h/t WUWT).

“Let’s make a clear distinction here, the self righteous Weinstein bleats, “I’m not talking about the man on the street who thinks Rush Limbaugh (a right wing radio shock jock) is right, and climate change is a socialist United Nations conspiracy foisted by a Muslim U.S. president on an unwitting public to erode its civil liberties,” he says.

“You all know that man. That man is an idiot. He is too stupid to do anything other than choke the earth’s atmosphere a little more with his Mr. Pibb burps and his F-150’s gassy exhaust. Few of us believers in climate change can do much more—or less—than he can.”

(Here Weinstein shows up what a repugnant, snobbish, superior, consescening, partonizing arsehole he is, he despises the man on the street, on whom he looks down from his ivory tower.

He continues, “Nor am I talking about simple skeptics, particularly the scientists who must constantly hypo-test our existing assumptions about the world in order to check their accuracy. That is part and parcel of the important public policy discussion about what we do next.”

No, Mr Weinstein says he is talking about “Rush and his multi-million-dollar ilk in the disinformation business,” rich people, presumably men, who use their power and wealth to “deny people the tools they need to inform themselves, to protect themselves against a scientifically proven threat to life and limb,” because they (the deniers) “have their heads jammed in the sand… or in a barrel of money.”

In other words anyone who disagrees with Mr. Weinstein’s opinion is an idiot. Well that attitude is about par for the course among American ‘liberal’ fascists.

Those people who do hold a differing opinion, Weinstein would like to see arrested, punished, and stopped. “Those denialists should face jail. They should face fines. They should face lawsuits from the classes of people whose lives and livelihoods are most threatened by denialist tactics,” he insists.

And so we see yet another ‘liberal’ intellectual return to the causus belli of modern liberal fascist, the urgent need to abolish free speech.

He bases his calls for fascistic action against global warming sceptics on a claim by the World Health Organisation that 150,000 people a year die thanks to climate change. But Eric Worrall, writing at Watts Up With That replies that the claim does not stand up to scrutiny.

Worrall draws attention to the fact that even the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which began to pump out the climate scaremongering back in 1990, “has failed to establish a link between CO2 and extreme weather.”

Moreover,  it is a well established biological fact that Carbon Dioxide is essential to the growth of vegitation, through the process of photosynthesis plants absorb energy from the sun and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into tissue, outputting oxygen as a bonus.

I an always surprised as the number of people claiming to be ‘scientists’ in internet comment threads who appear to be blissfully unaware of this bascic biology lessoon. Perhaps they are all mathematicians and believe the universe and everything in it is made out of numbers and equations. Well mathematics is not a real science and people who believe the universe is made out of numbers are as deluded as the young earth creationists they despise.

The increases in CO2 that have taken place since the commencement of the Industrial revolution have actually been beneficial to the human inhabitants of earth. Crop yields have risen and satellites have recorded a greening of the planet in the region of 1.5 percent a year thanks to the fertilisation effect of higher CO2 levels.

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Anti-Science – The Church Of Scienceology’s Latest Pejorative Term For People Who Think And Question.

We are not the only web site to take exception to accusations of being anti – science and all the other pejorative terms used by the Church Of Scienceology disciples to deflect criticism from independent minded people who are smart enough to ask Cui Bono? Which corporate business benefits.

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A new report ffrom the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims Fossil fuel companies are benefiting from a global subsidy of £3.4 trillion a year. The figure dwarfs that of government handouts aimed at encouraging investors to put money into unprofitable renewable energy sources such as wind turbines. Total subsidies for renewables are stated to amount to £77 billion a year.

What Have We Told You About Mad Scientists And The God Complex

DARPA Trying to Create New Life, Attempt Immortality.

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Indestructible Battle Cyborg (source)

Those people of accuse me of being “anti-science” need to read this. I am not anti – science (science means knowledge so it is not possible to be anti – science. What I am anti is lunacy, giving psychopaths power and wasting taxpayers money – and if that means some twat kills himself because what I write makes him realise he will never walk on Mars or explore distant galaxies, well so what? The world needs less arseholes.)

Yes sci-fi writers hard up for new material should spend an hour or so perusing the Defense Department?s 2015 budget proposal, especially the section covering the far-out research projects underway at DARPA, where the agency?s mad scientists are working to develop brain-controlled drones, biowarfare, engineer new life forms, and possibly attempt immortality.

If last year was the year of battlefield robots, cyborg soldiers, and weaponized drones, it looks like the next couple years will see the Pentagon gearing up for a deep dive into biotech. DARPA announced today it now has an unit devoted to studying the intersection of biology and engineering, the Biological Technologies Office. The agency is betting that the next generation of defense tech will be take a cue from natural life, and as such one of the major focuses of the new unit will be on synthetic biology. It?ll ramp up research into manufacturing biomaterials, turning living cells, proteins, and DNA into a sort of genetic factory.

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UPDATE 6 April, 2014

via News Beacon Ireland:

Irish launch of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
Irish School of Ecumenics -Loyola Institute building (facing rubgy pitch)
Trinity College Dublin
April 10th 2014, 7pm

Speaker:
Noel Sharkey

Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement in the University of Sheffield and Chairman of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control

All welcome
About the Stop Killer Robots Campaign:

Over the past decade, the expanded use of unmanned armed vehicles has dramatically changed warfare, bringing new humanitarian and legal challenges. Now rapid advances in technology are resulting in efforts to develop fully autonomous weapons. These robotic weapons would be able to choose and fire on targets on their own, without any human intervention, raising numerous ethical, legal, moral, policy, technical, and other concerns with fully autonomous weapons. Giving machines the power to decide who lives and dies on the battlefield is an unacceptable application of technology. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is an international coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to ban fully autonomous weapons.

Organised by Afri in association with the International Peace Studies Programme, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin

See facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421977561392328/

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Clone Attacks Creator

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Scientists aren’t very bright, they just don’t think things through.

54-year-old Professor Park Se-pill of Jeju National University in South Korea was seriously injured after being attacked by a cloned cow that he created in 2009. He has suffered a spinal injury and 5 broken ribs and will need 8 months of treatment before recovering.

According to Cosmos Magazine the researchers at the Jeju biology labs took cells from the ear of a bull before it was butchered in 2008. They kept these cells in cold storage before using them to fertilize eggs which were implanted into a cow.[1]

In the years since the cloning took place the research has been uneventful until this recent attack.

“Park was video-recording a black cow, which he cloned from species indigenous to Jeju four years ago, and all of a sudden, it charged and attacked him for 15 minutes,” a school official said.

Now if Prof. Park or Pill or whatever his name is had not been so totally focused on showing off what a clever fellow he is, if for example he had taken his head out of his arse long enough to catch up on Dr. Rupert Sheldrake’s research on morphic fields he would have known that a cloned animal will retain morphic memories from the creature that donated its stem cells. Memories of the scientific bastard that kept it in a cage, prodded it, poked it, injected it and finally killed it (oh yes, the surviving cells retain a morphic connection with the original host even after separation.)

So no wonder the cloned bull, on recognizing the bastard that had killed it, turned nasty.

The moral of this story is “Make sure you are up to speed on all the science before you start fucking about with big dangerous animals.”

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Snail Scientists help in fight to understand Crystal Meth

A report published this week in The Journal Of Experimental Biology tells us scientists who have been using snails to study the effects of methamphetamine on human addicts have gained valuable insight into why Crystal Math is so addictive.

The snail scientists have discovered that the drug enhances the ability of gastropods to learn and remember how to perform a task.

The reports says this gives the snail science team insight into how some addictive drugs such as Crystal Meth produce memories that are very hard to forget. Think about that a moment, memories that are very hard to forget – like the stuff humans remember because it made an impression on them even though they are not meth addicts (or what non scientists like us would call memories).

Right so. And what kind of tasks would the aforementioned snails be learning? Let’s easvesdrop on a conversation between a couple of snail scientists to find out.

“Hey Einstein, I’m onto something really big here. Yesterdays I taught my snail, I call him Brian, to eat rotting vegetable matter.”

“Really, Wow! How long did it take him to learn a complext task like that?”

“Only a couple of hours. I guess he must be a natural or at least smarter than we ever thought snails could be.”

“Way cool Newton, there could be a Nobel prize for the guy who teaches snails to be almost as smart as us humans.”

“I haven’t told you the best part yet Einstein. Today the little feller remembered exactly how to eat rotting vegetable matter.”

“Fuck me Newton, developing memory in snails. You’ll be creating life in a petri dish next.”

“That’s where I’m aiming if the bastard Venter does not get there first.”

This is indeed miraculous stuff and we obviously need to know more about these scientists and their work in snail science. Like what were they on and can we have some please (so long as it’s not meth, that’s really nasty stuff and dosing snails with it is not big and its not clever).

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Gene Is Genetically Shy

Not long ago it was reported by the national press and television that geneticists had identified a gene that causes shyness in human beings. Ever since then Boggart Blog, always willing to go where mainstream media fears to tread, has been trying to secure the first interview with the reclusive gene. We though it might tell us how it works and thus help chronically shy people to have a better social life.

Sadly the gene refuses to be interviewed and wears a bag over its head to prevent photographs.

Since we first tried to contact it the gene has changed location regularly, leave it’s phone off the hook, does not carry a cellphone, uses a mailing address and has told us through friends it just wants to be left alone.

There are some genes you just can’t help.

UPDATED 10 Mar 2009:
The science lobby is making a big thing of Barack Obama’s decision to bypass congress and use an executive order to reverse George W. Bush’s ban on embryo stem cell research. Once again it is empty and vacuous gesture politics from Obama and much hype from the media. Embryo stem cell researchy, inspite of the many promises of miraculous cures from the science lobby has provided no positive results. Stem cell research using cells harvested from placenta or umbilical cord tissue or from stem cells created rom modified aduklt skin cells has given us many positive lines of research. (For more background read Much Ado About Obama and Stem Cells at Pajamas Media
So the return to embryo tem cell research offers society nothing except another opportunity for the mainstream media to big up the Obamesiah.

Unless of course there is a hidden agenda.

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