Monthly Archives: June 2007

A quick overview of my religious views

I’ve recently posted a few thoughts on stem cell research and synthetic life.  In both topics I bring up in general terms, views typical to Christian conservatives in the United States.  As I have not yet discussed my own religious … Continue reading

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Microbial genome-swapping: a step toward real "Intelligent Design"

The researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute have managed to transplant the genome from one bacterium into another.  Basically, they made some modifications to the genome of Mycoplasma mycoides to make it resistant to an anitbiotic, purified the DNA (stripped it … Continue reading

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Today is my birthday

Today marks the completion of the Earth’s twentieth revolution around the sun since my birth, so now I can no longer be called a teenager.

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New blog direction

I just spent some time categorizing old posts from Blogger. Upon completion of this tedious task, this is what my tag cloud looked like: I was basically using it as a publicly accessible diary. It’s interesting information to read, especially … Continue reading

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About naming

So now that I have two blogs with virtually identical content (see the Blogger version here), I thought I might touch on one of the differences between the blogs…the name. The name of this blog is Terra Nova, which, as … Continue reading

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Trying out WordPress

When I initially started my blog on Blogger, I was not aware of other options for blog posting and I likely didn’t really care either. At the time, I was very excited about all things Google, and since Blogger was … Continue reading

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Embryonic stem cells and Bush

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know that President Bush recently vetoed another bill that allocated funding to research on embryonic stem cells saying that “Destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is not … Continue reading

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