“You can’t rush a fallow field.”
April 11, 2017 – Indians Home Opener
White Sox – 1
Indians – 2
F**king f**k! I know you’ve probably seen this clip before (and if you haven’t you’re in for a treat!) but I just couldn’t spend a month celebrating Spitfires and not include it. It never gets old. I’m sure the presenter, noted racing driver Alain de Cadenet, has never forgotten his brush with that high-performance vehicle! It’s […]
April 7, 1933
The Cullen-Harrison Act was passed before Prohibition of alcohol was repealed in the U.S. It was widely believed that ratifying the proposed 21st Amendment to repeal National Prohibition might take years. However, there was strong popular support to permit the consumption of beverages with a low alcoholic content even sooner. Prohibition was creating serious problems and it was strongly opposed. It was also thought that producing beer would immediately increase needed employment during the Depression. And, of course, it would generate needed tax revenue.
The President said he deemed passage of the law ‘to be of the highest importance.’ Congress acted quickly. The Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law on March 22, 1933. It became effective on April 7, 1933. April 7 is now National Beer Day.
Evolution is any process of change or growth. Biological evolution has been the primary vehicle of change and growth for life in the past bajillion years. Technology, too, is subject to evolution. Technology is also a powerful driver of change and evolution. Technological evolution and biological evolution are becoming one distinct process, and after surveying developments which span both fields I think some very important and pressing questions arise.
In medicine, we have genetic engineering (altering life on a molecular level) and cyborg engineering (applying robotic science to human forms). These breakthroughs are widely publicized and debated; this tech frontier is almost ho-hum since we hear about it so often.
Slightly more interesting are the ways we are using technology to emulate the natural world. We are beginning to replicate the form and function of other species. These emergent technologies reproduce species-specific behaviors and processing, going so…
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