Friday, January 25, 2013

Signs of the times

• A respected Harvard professor of genetics has proposed finding an "extremely adventurous female human" to serve as surrogate mother for a cloned Neanderthal baby.

• Coming to a supermarket near you, genetically modified salmon that grow faster than their regular cousins, cutting feed costs and time to market for fish farms which now supply 99% of the Atlantic salmon eaten in North America.

• A year-end survey by the Association for Canadian Studies indicates that 56% of Canadians think other provinces get better treatment from the federal government (more influence/money/autonomy) than does their province.

• They currently have a fuel economy of 117 miles per gallon, but a top speed of only 43 miles per hour. Expect to see hybrid cars running on compressed air by 2016.

• There seems to be a real basis for the old phrase, "That smells fishy." People who had been exposed to a fishy smell in a hallway were willing to invest 24% less money with another person, according to a recent study.

• Non-Christian animal lovers are volunteering for After The Rapture Pet Care, a service that will take care of pets left behind after their Christian owners are raptured up to heaven.


  1. That genetically modified salmon sounds horrible. And I heard about the Neanderthal clone, but haven't read the details about it. I'll have to do that. Sounds very sci-fi.

  2. I've heard of the post-Rapture pet care service, but it's not free or run by volunteers. It is very pricey and paid for in advance. It's ssentially a scam on fundamentalist Christians.

  3. Paid for in advance??? Oh to be so sure I was heaven bound ...