After being fully vaccinated, I am slowly coming out of my isolation over the last 14 months. Here I describe the few steps I have taken to accept some risk of being with others and connect with people again.
Want a quick lesson in vaccine technology and how different types of SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) vaccines work? This lecture in Vincent Racaniello’s Virology Course, previously reviewed is an excellent place to go for that information.
Jamie Metzl in Hacking Darwin makes the argument that a genetics arms race is in progress, and we must, as individuals, take responsibility for developing an international regulatory program. Such an effort will not be easy to build, but it is essential if we do not want unfettered genetic manipulation of humans and their descendants. Metzl writes that his purpose is to get readers to act, and so I am acting by writing to the US President.
Check out an excellent course in virology by one of the best podcasting scientists, Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D., Higgins Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University.
Some thinking about how the Enneagram can be used to become more conscious.
My thoughts about being in a pandemic for an entire year.
After reading On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, I have a clear picture of the magnitude of this work, and the challenge it must have been to make this argument when so many explained the existence of so many species on Earth as part of a ‘plan of creation’. It’s well worth reading if you have any interest in biology.
I’ve been searching for meaning in my life, and this has led me to a pursuit of my purpose. I found in reading and studying about Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics that the secret to a happy life may be a life of virtue. This post thinks through Aristotle’s logic to get me to some clarity about how I lead a happy life.
Come on, do they really think that humans can stop the development of technology? Energy, climate, genetics, social media, all are going to change. We should be instead working toward an agreement about policies that will be put in place on an international scale, to make these technologies benefit the further development of the human species and the world we live on in a way that can be maintained through mechanisms that ensure accountability.