Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Philosophy Wire: Control the yeast, lose the beer…

controlPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2011-11-08]: Scientists managed to control via computer the expression of genes in the yeast [source: BBC News]. Controlling things is good… Controlling things feels nice… We seek to control everything… Controlling things is the monomania of the western civilization. But can we control everything? Should we? Were does that “imperative” come from?

 
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