I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of “Living Robots”.  Machines with minds of their own.  Does a being need to be organic to be considered alive?   289 more words

April 4

1969–Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.

A post-Frankenstein and his short-lived monster….

One mechanism kills, another extends life,

but only for a few hours. 183 more words


Solaris (1961) by Stanislaw Lem

Solaris tells the tale of an entire planet that is sentient and it’s machinations and effects on the scientific researchers who visit the strange globe from which the book derives it’s name. 394 more words

2014 100 Reviews In 365 Days.

April 3

1996 – Suspected “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his cabin in Montana, United States.

Henry A. Murray made me a man, a killer whale. 141 more words


April 1

1960 – The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.

“You are so fragile beneath my gaze.

I seek to linger across your blue torso.” 144 more words


Just Thinking

Animal Behaviour is an interesting discipline; think of it as in-depth analysis of the how, what, where and why of the movements animals make. For a long-time, the prevailing wisdom was that animals weren’t capable of thinking – they were basically auto-matrons responding to stimuli, and did not experience feelings like fear, dread, happiness or love. 109 more words