Brain in a Vat

"In a challenge to the idea that brain death is final, researchers have revived the disembodied brains of pigs four hours after the animals were slaughtered. Although the experiments stopped short of restoring consciousness, they raise questions about the ethics of the approach — and, more fundamentally, about the nature of death itself. " —Sara … Continue reading Brain in a Vat

The Power and Pitfalls of Adderall: Daring to Be Disinteresting

"Evolution is a nice, big idea. It connotes the glacial pace of an unmeditated act unfolding upon species, concepts, and ecosystems. It certainly doesn’t usually get branded as a feeling. But a couple months ago I felt this thing. Maybe a little like what a mommy feels when her fetus kicks the wall crossed with … Continue reading The Power and Pitfalls of Adderall: Daring to Be Disinteresting