Russians create artificial human brain

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Mon Apr 16 04:52:48 EST 2001

David Ehrens wrote:

> ...
> > > But he warned of the potential hazards of the scientific
> > > breakthrough, saying the brand new brain could turn into
> > > a Frankenstein's monster if it was mistreated.
>                                    ^^^
> Hoax alert!
> Most journalists would have used the subjunctive, "were".

If it's a hoax then it's a fairly big one, several online news sources have 
picked up on it.

Natural selection won't matter soon, not anywhere as much as concious 
selection. We will civilize and alter ourselves to suit our ideas of what 
we can be. Within one more human lifespan, we will have changed ourselves 
unrecognizably. -- Greg Bear

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