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Synthia: “a new, entirely artificial life form created in a laboratory”. Is it fuck.

Today superbly illustrates the idiocy and herd-like mentality of the media. Take these two opening paragraphs from the BBC’s story on Synthia, Craig Venter’s new baby:

Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell.

The researchers constructed a bacterium’s “genetic software” and transplanted it into a host cell. 

Note how the second para contradicts the first? The world’s media, as one, doesn’t seem to have spotted this. Makes you proud dunnit? Read more »

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Dead media – a sign o’ the times

Taking my lad to school today we trekked along the string of fast food joints and charity shops that passes for a high street here, and in the largest charity shop spotted a fascinating sign on the door. “PLEASE NOTE”, it read, “WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING AS WE CANNOT SELL THEM” Read more »

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Swine flu 2 – this time it’s personal

How ill have I been this week? Very ill. Ill enough to start wondering what it’s like to be really ill. Ill enough to get bored of Diagnois Murder. Even ill enough to watch Ice Cold in Alex without fancying a beer at the end. Not too ill that I didn’t fancy Sylvia Sims though. But as I’m starting to swim up from the delirium and clogged lungs, it gives me a whole load of questions that I can’t seem to find answers to. Read more »

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