Future · Medicine · Uncategorized

Brain Networks linked to human intelligence

“Our research suggests that it might be possible to work with these genes to modify intelligence, but that is only a theoretical possibility at the moment – we have just taken a first step along that road.” “Traits such as intelligence are governed by large groups of genes working together – like a football team… Continue reading Brain Networks linked to human intelligence

Ethics · Future · Psychology

Revisited: Transhumanism against violence

transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities (Wikipedia). This topic, about transhumanism, is broad. I will discuss a small part of this topic, that is: “Can we make use of transhumanism in a way such that… Continue reading Revisited: Transhumanism against violence

Medicine · Phylosphy

Liver disease served as a base for predictions in medieval times

Apparently, after some excavations in Mesopotamia, inscriptions of predictions (models) were discovered. Based on how the liver of a ruler/king or a noble was shaped, predictions were made by priests. They would associate the shape of the liver to a pre-made model which was to foresee the future. Ancient divination In the course of Parrot’s… Continue reading Liver disease served as a base for predictions in medieval times