Scientists allow patients to breathe without breathing.

Total beers: 1

HOLY CRAP THIS IS COOL!

Presumably in response to god creating us with a dependence on oxygen, and also with the potential for children’s hearts to stop working, mortal scientists have crafted a microparticle that can oxygenate the blood for up to thirty minutes even if the patient cannot breath!

There’s a lot of potential uses for this.

Medical: There is the obvious medical uses where the microparticles can be used to save off death from a restriction in breathing due to inflammation of the lungs, collapsed lungs, and the like. It would be good to have these injections ready in hospitals and ambulances for when the time is needed.

Military: Can you imagine a navy seals capability when they wouldn’t need to surface for air and could stay underwater for over 20 minutes? If a boat was to begin to sink, you could shoot yourself as the boat is going down to ensure you aren’t drowned in the under current of the sinking vessel. How about for toxic gases when a facemask is unavailable. The military could have a number of uses for such a medical advancement.

Private Sector: Really this can be used as a precaution for anything nautical where the potential to drown is a real danger. Deep sea rescue crews could inject themselves prior to making a rescue, underwater welders can use it in case they become stuck or air is lost to their suits. The potential use for anything water related seems extremely worthwhile.

Because who the fuck has time to die?

Humanity is pretty grand.  For every time we embrace gullibility in exchange for easy, ineffectual comfort there is someone putting in the effort to answer prayers in the only way they’ve ever been answered: through hard work and a keen mortal mind.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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