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Charles Robert Darwin (1809-82) was an English naturalist whose The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection of 1859 proposed a view of evolution in which "natural selection" determines which species survive and which perish.
In opposition to Larmarck, Darwin believed that evolutionary changes were the result of mutations.¹ New species that happened to survive in physical environments (which also changed) replaced those species that did not.
Is it just me, or is there something mildly unsettling about this?
Remember H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man?
Well how about Star Trek‘s Romulan cloaking device?
The key here is i-n-v-i-s-i-b-i-l-i-t-y and scientists are now saying it may become fact instead of fiction in the not too distant future.
It all has something to do with bending light waves around objects.
Don’t believe me?
Check out this article in Discover:
(from a tweet by JayOatway)
If you had an iPod, would it be part of your mind? That’s one of the odder, but surprisingly most relevant, questions being discussed here in Seoul at the World Congress of Philosophy.
That’s from an interesting article that I stumbled upon at another equally interesting blog » http://milindasquestions.com/