40% of Americans take their bible literally. WOW. Please absorb that slowly, it's important. How did we get here? When Big Think can post Rick Warren next to Sam Harris as an 'expert' we should all stop, shudder and think long and hard. Evangelical Xtianity is a massive , expanding, growing BUSINESS... Wal-Mart should take a look. What will be the result of these trends over time? Can we all afford to say Religion is immune from being judged by the standards of the rest of society? If we put them on a pedestal for historical reasons, don't we open the gate to them taking advantage? politically, financially etc.. When those preachers ask their flock, are you smarter than a 5th grader, it's a veiled threat. How do the non-literalists view their brothers in Christ, whose depth of critical analysyis seems more akin to continued belief in Santa Claus?
International poker champion Liv Boeree teaches decision-making for Big Think Edge.
"I was so moved when I saw the cells stir," said 90-year-old study co-author Akira Iritani. "I'd been hoping for this for 20 years."
- The team managed to stimulate nucleus-like structures to perform some biological processes, but not cell division.
- Unless better technology and DNA samples emerge in the future, it's unlikely that scientists will be able to clone a woolly mammoth.
- Still, studying the DNA of woolly mammoths provides valuable insights into the genetic adaptations that allowed them to survive in unique environments.
An MIT study predicts when artificial intelligence will take over for humans in different occupations.
While technology develops at exponential speed, transforming how we go about our everyday tasks and extending our lives, it also offers much to worry about. In particular, many top minds think that automation will cost humans their employment, with up to 47% of all jobs gone in the next 25 years. And chances are, this number could be even higher and the massive job loss will come earlier.
The blood of horseshoe crabs is harvested on a massive scale in order to retrieve a cell critical to medical research. However, recent innovations might make this practice obsolete.
- Horseshoe crabs' blue blood is so valuable that a quart of it can be sold for $15,000.
- This is because it contains a molecule that is crucial to the medical research community.
- Today, however, new innovations have resulted in a synthetic substitute that may end the practice of farming horseshoe crabs for their blood.
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