Dispatches from Outland
A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants. Copyright © 2003 Roy M. Jacobsen.

Thursday, September 18, 2003  

Ain't It The Truth Department: Lileks again:

There’s no more instructive example of the basic facts of human nature than the daily life of a three-year old.
And following this astute observation, James lets fly with a screed about people who just don't get it.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 8:38 AM

Wednesday, September 17, 2003  

On The Cutting Edge Of Science Department: The inimitable Scrappleface does it again with this headline story: Couple Creates Embryo In 'Home Lab'

An unidentified British couple announced today that they have succeeded in creating an embryo and implanting it in the woman's uterus despite their lack of scientific training.
The reaction of the so-called scientific community is predictable:
"These people were amateurs trying to play God, without university credentials or peer review," said an unnamed editor at the journal Science. "We call upon the government of Great Britain and the United Nations to adopt international protocols for reproductive experimentation. If left unchecked, millions of couples may experiment with such procedures thereby stripping scientists of their proper place in the circle of life."

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 11:03 AM
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