$100 Million Alien Search May Yield Potential Converts

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BREAKING:  Stephen Hawking Launches $100 Million Search for Extraterrestrial Life; Pope Francis Stands Ready to Baptize Any Little Green Men That Hawking FindsOn July 20, the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his business partner, Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Yuri Milner, announced a breathtaking new project to find intelligent life in the universe. The project, called Breakthrough Listen, will combine Hawking's astronomical brain power and Milner's financial … [Read more...]

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Wait, What? Carl Sagan Was NOT an Atheist?

I don't know where I got this idea, but I've always thought that Carl Sagan, the astronomer whose popular show "Cosmos" incited interest in the heavens, did not believe in Heaven.  Nor, I thought, did he believe in an Almighty God, who lives in the aforementioned Heaven.I am gratified to report that I was at least partly wrong.  Perhaps his most famous quote from "Cosmos"--after the iconic "Billions and billions of stars"--is what's come to be known as the Sagan Standard: "Extraordinary c … [Read more...]

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Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

"Potentially unethical."    That's how one expert described an Italian scientist's plan to perform a "head transplant" by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the 'recipient' head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is "POTENTIALLY unethical?"  Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only "potentially" unethical?Shock and awe. *     *     *     *     * Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred … [Read more...]

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