Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Philosophy Wire: Brain, stem cells, material structure...

130422154756-largePhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-04-24]: In a serendipitous discovery, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to turn bone marrow stem cells directly into brain cells. [source: web news] The more we discover that such transformations are possible, the more it becomes more possible that the special features of the brain are not to be attributed to its material structure... The insignificant cannot be the source of the significant...

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