Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

And So Began the Zombie Apocalypse

A biotech company in the U.S. has been granted ethical permission by the National Institutes of Health to use 20 brain-dead patients for what is sure to be a highly controversial study: From next year, they plan to stimulate their nervous systems in order to restart the brains. Bioquark is hoping that its part in the groundbreaking ReAnima project will reveal if people can at least partly be brought back from the dead. ... Injecting the brain with stem cells, giving the spinal cord infusions of beneficial chemicals, and nerve stimulation techniques – which have been shown to bring people out of comas – will all be tried out.
This sounds like one of those Fantastically Bad Ideas that comes up from time to time in a drunken "what if we" session.

Just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should do something. Bioquark is the scientific equivalent of the "open-carry asshats" who go to a fast-food joint whilst toting an AK.

To the people at Bioquark, I restate the plea of Oliver Cromwell: "I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken."

3 comments:

Professor Chaos said...

Who wrote their grant proposal, Mary Shelley?

Stewart Dean said...

" think it possible you may be mistaken"

Are you kidding when there's surefire grant money to be had?

Perhaps they could reanimate Dick Cheney...or Dan Quayle...or

"The sweet pretty things are in bed now, of course
The city fathers, they're trying to endorse
The reanimation of Paul Revere's horse
But the town has no need to be nervous"

Marc said...

Sheltering Your Family - The Umbrella Corporation.