The Vatican’s “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity” conference April 28, which will feature U.N. General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon, aims “to elevate the debate on the moral dimensions of protecting the environment” and build “a global movement across all religions for sustainable development and climate change.” Thomas Horn, co-author with Cris Putnam of “Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here,” notes the Vatican conference anticipates the encyclical on global warming and the environment by Pope Francis, currently scheduled for June or July publication. Horn sees the Vatican’s attempt to join forces with the United Nations on the issues of global warming and climate change as additional evidence the Vatican is following a blueprint “for structuring the world’s political and economic authorities into a centralized world government.”
Netanyahu slammed world leaders for turning a blind eye to the true intentions of Iran as they desperately seek to make peace with the evil regime. “Everything it out in the open – it is all taking place in broad daylight, in front of cameras,” he noted. “And yet, the blindness is immense.” Quoting the Prophet Isaiah, the prime minister evoked a message of warning from God “as the civilized world is lulled into a slumber on a bed of illusions.” “‘For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples,’ said the Prophet Isaiah. The determination and lessons that were acquired in blood seventy years ago are now dissipating, and the darkness and fog of denying reality are taking their place,” Netanyahu warned.
In an interview about an audio Bible that Denzel Washington and his wife, Pauletta Pearson Washington, had worked on several years ago, CBS reporter Tracy Smith asked, “Why do you two think the Bible is the best seller year after year after year that it is?” Denzel Washington said, “I think that because inside of every one of us, we have something tugging at us, telling us to believe in something, to have faith in something bigger than ourselves. I think that that — that we’re born with that. But that thing is gnawing at each and every one of us,” said Washington. “We all have that. So we all search, hopefully, and this [the Bible] is a part of that.
In the past month momentum has mounted around a technology called CRISPR-Cas9, often described as a “search and replace” tool for DNA. The reason? It’s possible that scientists are now looking into using the revolutionary technique to permanently edit the genome of human eggs, sperm and embryos, a process called germline engineering. This is the new frontier of genetic engineering, in which modifications made to reproductive cells—the germline—would be passed down to subsequent generations. Scientists aren’t sure what the effects of that might be yet [but] human germline engineering is already possible. “Certainly in terms of the scientific capabilities and the ease of using the technology, it’s there,” Doudna told Motherboard.
Artificial Intelligence Is About To Take A Big Leap Thanks To IBM (Who Played Such An ‘Important’ Role During The Nazi Reign)April 16, 2015
Artificial intelligence is not yet at the point where it can challenge the intellect of a human being, but that day might be closer than you think. Recent advances are transforming this technology into something that inspires both awe and fear into the general population. One company that has been working for some time to bring the controversial technology to the next level is called Numenta and was founded by Jeff Hawkins.
- April 16, 2015
An exoskeleton that enables movement and provides tactile feedback has helped eight paralysed people regain sensation and move previously paralysed muscles . “I FELT the ball!” yelled Juliano Pinto as he kicked off the Football World Cup in Brazil last year. Pinto, aged 29 at the time, lost the use of his lower body after a car accident in 2006. “It was the most moving moment,” says Miguel Nicolelis at Duke University in North Carolina, head of the Walk Again Project, which developed the thought-controlled exoskeleton that enabled Pinto to make his kick.