Human, Not Enough Human

Penser une éthique animale qui ne serait pas uniquement basée sur un registre partagé de dissemblances et/ou de ressemblances… Accorder des droits aux “animaux” (prière de préciser qui sont et ce que font ces “animaux” et de reconnaître alors les limites d’une définition ontologique précaire) sur la simple base de nos humanités, c’est oublier un […]

BioMediations

+ “‘Life’ signifies many things. To begin with, it is a philosophical abstraction referring to our meaningful existence in the world. But ‘life’ also refers to biological processes taking place at environmental, social and cellular levels, as well as technical experiments with media, computer systems and biological models. Life as such doesn’t therefore exist: it […]

Paralyzed Rat

“Inspired by the call for pragmatism, Courtine has worked to develop a new approach to treating spinal cord injuries, which affect some 50,000 people around the world each year. Rather than focus on the classic approach of trying to rehabilitate fibers, he tried a different approach, wanting to “reawaken the neural network that coordinates locomotion.”’ +

(Re)animated

” I unexpectedly found the creatures – all manner of birds and bats – washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No-one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, […]

DNA Mosaicism

“With recent advances in genome-wide assays, it is becoming increasingly apparent that a human individual is made up of a population of cells, each with its own “personal” genome. Thus, mosaicism is perhaps much more common within multicellular organisms than our limited genomic assays have detected thus far, and may represent the rule rather than […]