Sunday, December 31, 2006

Yummy! clone burgers!

Reading over at cnet news and I was struck by what a bunch of sissies the blogosphere is apparently made of. According to the article "Cloned meat? Yuck Factor prevails" people around the blogosphere have said they wouldn't eat meat from cloned animals. Leaving aside the fact that due to its expense cloning will only be used to produce breeding animals not animals for slaughter, it still wouldn't bother me to eat directly cloned meat. As a matter of fact I would prefer it.

Humans have been eating cloned fruits and vegetables for at least a couple thousand years. Many varieties of fig, grape, artichoke, the list is too long to bother, have long been cloned as their only form of cultivation. No one even blinks an eye about that; why should it matter with animals?

The only reason that an animal would be cloned is to acquire milk, meat and leathers of the highest quality with the least environmental impact and that's for me. You sissies can go back to sucking on wheat grass sorbet while me and the other carnivores move on to conquering the stars. See ya!


Saturday, December 30, 2006

Help the nano

Foresight institute's blog, nanodot needs help. You can contribute to this significant and long running site by going to the link above and making a donation. There is a matching funds grant riding on this so anything we can do will help.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Berkeley of Attention

Once more the city of Berkeley is the 4 year old child screaming on the grocery store floor because it can't have any candy.

The city is passing an ordinance forcing all researchers and manufacturers to report any nanotechnology they are working with. Without defining what they mean by that. Every chemist since Newton has worked with atoms and molecules, heck even farmers do that. Oh my gosh! You are breathing in nano-particles of oxygen, better report yourself to the Berkeley city council.

What a bunch of nitwits.


Monday, December 11, 2006

Down with hydrogen Up with electrons

With the ever increasing improvements and recent breakthroughs in energy storage technology the hydrogen economy may be dead before it gets started. Why waste power making, transporting and storing hydrogen when it would be more efficient to deal directly with electricity instead? Ulf Bossel has done a fine job of pointing out the pitfalls in his recent study.


Friday, December 08, 2006

Where can I buy some?

You can ask my friend Steve, I predicted this 6 years ago. Hydroxyapatite nanocrystals that heal tooth enamel. I would dearly love to get my hands on this! Of course my dentist won't be too happy.

And in the other corner, the alarmists are already gearing up their propaganda machine making the inevitable ridiculous comparison to asbestos and soot. Duh! I really hope you folks will protect me from my own bones! Which is exactly the same material (calcium phosphate nanocrystals) as tooth and enamel are made from.

Which would you rather have? A very very slight risk of some previously never heard of ailment or the very really pain of tooth decay? I'll take the nanotech thanks.


Monday, December 04, 2006

Once more with the panic

I always love how these "studies" are full of might and maybe. Carbon nanomaterials might put on tiny hats and dance the macarana too.

The fact is that carbon nanotubes and all sorts of fullerenes as well as chlorinated organic compounds occur regularly in nature and have done so for the last 4 billion years.

Once more we see alarmists with an agenda to establish their own power base and disenfranchise those scientists and professionals who are actually best equipped to make judgments about the dangers and efficacies of these new technologies. The petroleum industry and certain middle eastern characters were delighted when the same thing happened to nuclear power.