Post by Lynn McGuire
Dilbert, "Aggressive Littering"
If you back up a few days, Dogbert is talking about his new cryogenic
brain storage business.
Did you read where some scientists were keeping brains
outside bodies alive for a day and a half.
Of course, I found it very interesting that they
were immediately claiming they were not conscious,
but were fully capable of functioning!!
Does anyone recall (or want me to remind them)
of the end to Poul Anderson's 'Duel on Syrtis'?
Scientists 'keep pigs' brains alive without a body for up to 36 hours'
The brains, which are not conscious, are kept alive through the
circulation of an oxygen-rich fluid through the organs.
Researchers in the US say they have managed to keep the brains of
decapitated pigs alive outside of the body for up to 36 hours by
circulating an oxygen-rich fluid through the organs.
Pig brains kept alive outside bodies for first time could have major
implications for humans
Experiment raises concerns about ethics of future research into brains
In a world first, scientists have revived the brains of around 200 pigs
and kept them alive outside their bodies for 36 hours.
Brains rescued from a slaughterhouse had their circulation restored with
a system of pumps, heaters and artificial blood.
While the researchers were certain the disembodied brains did not regain
consciousness, they did find that billions of cells in the brains began
functioning normally following the treatment.
or, for the delicious short story
Duel on Syrtis by Poul Anderson - Goodreads
Rating: 3.4 - 51 votes
Start by marking “Duel on Syrtis” as Want to Read: ... But his
trophy-room lacked one item; and now Riordan swore he'd bag the
forbidden game that roamed the red deserts . . . a Martian! ... Anderson
also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a
prodigious number of ...
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Duel On Syrtis (short story) by Poul Anderson "The Man Who Meant To Kill
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Nov 4, 2016 - Duel on Syrtis by Poul Anderson appeared in the March 1951
issue of Planet Stories. It can be read here at Archive.org. Planet
Stories Logo. One is a big game hunter who complains about liberals and
suffrage, the other is a cute Martian owlbear just trying to make it in
the cruel world. Riordan has a ...