Archives for April 29, 2011

Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally — or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make ourselves smarter, faster, better. Neo-evolution is within our grasp. What will we do with it?

Did you recognize the National Geographic Theme Song? The new arrangement between National Geographic and Scienceblogs is now, like the proverbial cat, out of the bag, so I feel comfortable making a few brief remarks about it. As far as I can tell, the information that is currently circulating is not entirely accurate, but not…