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A Transhumanist Wants to be US President?

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June 30, 2016
Zoltan

Unnoted by many, the transhumanist forerunner Zoltan Istvan has founded the “U.S. Transhumanist Party” and is running for U.S. president in the November 2016 election. He is touring the nation in his campaign vehicle, the “Immortality Bus,” since one of his promises is: “Do you want to live forever? Vote for me!”.

The Pope’s War on Climate Change

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July 18, 2015
Pope Francis

Pope Francis recently stepped into the climate change debate with the release of his "Laudato Si" (Praise Be to You) encyclical and not surprisingly was immediately attacked by leading conservatives. Rush Limbaugh called it a "Marxist climate rant," while Rick Santorum cautioned to pontiff to "leave science to the scientists."

Cheating the Gold Standard in Drug Trials

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June 21, 2015
Drug Trials

Randomized control trials (RCT) are complex and very expensive studies required by regulatory agencies, in this case the FDA, before a prescription drug is allowed to be touted for its benefits and marketed.  The cost of a single trial, often with thousands of patients enrolled at as much as $5,000 per patient (payments are...

The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part III

Posthuman

Do we now have to get used to relatively radical technophilic views in the public realm, received especially by the newer generations of internet and mobile phones? This is going to be one of the big issues in forthcoming years – not only in the USA, but in the West, and given the increasingly...

The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part II

Birth of Transhumanism

Technology is emerging as a social and political force in its own right. The rapidity of technological evolution has caught governments off guard and slow to recognize and deal with the changing social and political landscapes. In contrast, militaries and the private sector are eagerly embracing these emerging technologies.

The Age of Transhumanist Politics Has Begun

Transhuman

Those who view the future human being as a technoid being, regard the mid 21st century as a probable date for reaching the singularity. That’s the moment when artificial intelligence allegedly surpasses that of human intelligence and becomes in some way “self-conscious.'

What Televangelists & Alternative Medicine Proponents Have in Common

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July 21, 2014
Supplements

To the skeptical, Andrew Weil, Mehmet Oz, Joe Mercola, and Deepak Chopra, have an unsavory commonality with people like Jimmy Swaggart, Benny Hinn, and “The Reverend" Jim Bakker. They all offer tales of miraculous healings while peddling something seemingly too good to be true.

Big Pharma: What Have You Done for Me Lately?

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December 20, 2013
Big Pharma

A drug has been developed that is a true miracle of modern pharmacology. I say this because it can reduce deaths for patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) as much as a ten-thousand- dollar defibrillator; it is perhaps the most effective drug we have to help treat patients with resistant hypertension; it can correct...

Anatomy of a Healthcare Scam – UPDATE

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January 15, 2013
Blood Tests

“Put your phone on top of my car!” You might expect to hear this from a criminal who was just making sure that no one could listen in to his private conversation, and in this case, you would be right. But this was no ordinary drug deal or covert mob transaction. Instead it was...

Statins and Marathons

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September 23, 2012
Statins and Marathons

Statins, the prescription drugs that reduce your levels of potentially harmful particles of cholesterol, most notably the low density lipoprotein, or LDL (with brand names such as Zocor, Pravachol, Lipitor, and Crestor), have been shown in multiple scientific studies to reduce heart attacks and save lives in patients with known vascular disease and likely,...



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