On the Trail of Grotesque Gods from Space

It's another installment of Entropist, a scifi culture column by futurist design maven Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDG BLOG. In his 1936 short story "The Shadow Out of Time," classic weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft describes a man who takes "long visits to remote and desolate places." These places include the "vast… » 2/29/08 9:00am 2/29/08 9:00am

Brilliantmistake, the devices are exactly what you describe them as - and they measure the limits of human physiology and psychology. They come from an era when "psychology" referred as much to nervous reflexes and to the nature of vision as to the abstract contents of thoughts and dreams. » 1/04/08 4:33pm 1/04/08 4:33pm

Well, it would seem relatively obvious that I disagree with both of you - not about the scientific nature of cloning, but about the limits of speculation when it comes to such a topic. In fact, the very first sentence of this post (which I wrote) makes it pretty clear that more endless whining about bioethics is not… » 1/04/08 4:24pm 1/04/08 4:24pm