The president’s on-the-fly idea for a coronavirus treatment would likely result in a slow and painful death.
New research from Tokyo Tech and the Max Planck Institute suggests understanding early life may be trickier than previously thought.Their analyses confirm other work which suggested that only a limited understanding of the lifestyle of the most ancient cells can be derived from DNA comparison. While it is clear that we don’t know what the first organisms metabolized or where they lived, their work provides insight into how quickly they may have evolved billions of years ago.
Evolutionary biologists and paleontologists have reconstructed the evolution of the avian brain using a massive dataset of brain volumes from dinosaurs, extinct birds like Archaeopteryx and the great auk, and modern birds.
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The underlying problem with creating immortality by uploading our minds to computers is that people are conscious and even the most sophisticated foreseeable computers are not. And we are not at all sure what consciousness even IS.