Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition has ratings and 27 reviews. Jason said: I got depressed to tears reading Bill McKibben’s Enough: S. How does a Great Mambo Chicken come about anyway? Well, some scientists were sitting around wandering what was so great about living in one-G. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition by Ed Regis, Viking, pp , £ What is a great mambo chicken? Well, it’s what you.

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Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over the Edge

We can’t even figure out how to live in peace with one another on the earth we share and how to feed every mouth with the food we already grow. Mar 10, Mollie rated it really liked it. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition is, ostensibly, ab “Should we give one party per galaxy?

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Why shouldn’t we play God, if it would ensure the survival of our species? Aug 28, Rick rated it it was amazing Shelves: While I certainly understand the appeal of backing-up those I love, at precisely the same time the implications horrify me.

Great Mambo Chicken & The Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over The Edge

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Books by Ed Regis. Wasteland43 rated it it was amazing Aug 28, The text itself reads very much like Tom Wolfe, which is to say that there are lots of Enthusiastic Exclamation Marks! Just as it is still fun to imagine and hope for all the could-bes, because wouldn’t that be something? Hubris isn’t a strong-enough word for this lunacy. Great ideas share skulls with foolish thoughts.

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If three-score-and-ten years leave you breathless with boredom, why shoot for a millennium-long lifespan?

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The book begins with a vignette about the late Evel Knievel! And for people who are a bit more interested in the condiiton of humanity, no concept in this book will be new.

But when you make it there are you still you? Paperbackpages.

Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over The Edge by Ed Regis

Though by today’s standards the book is very dated written in I know that I occasionally get bored with my current life circumstances, but to be bored with terrestrial existence itself seems a wee bit mental. Contact us for rights and issues inquiries.

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With the decommissioning of the space shuttle and the lack of any form of space colony after more than 50 years of space flight, I’m beginning to doubt that it will ever be more than a dream to a few scientists labeled by society as whack jobs.


They wanted to gain complete control over matter, and they wanted to extend mankind’s rightful sovereignty out across the solar system, into the Galaxy, and out into the rest of the cosmos. This article needs additional citations for verification. So do the ideas discussed herein constitute hubris or are they merely the inevitable march of technoscientific progress? To the Native Americans, land is especially sacred Log In Register for Online Access.

Check the used books sold through Amazon. While the grooters are tied to the tube wonking on flying turtles, they have to solve puzzles that actually contain meaning. But he tells us this through the lives of the scientists and I may be using that term loosely for some of these people. With Ed Regis as as your guide, walk the fine line between science fact and fiction this free-wheeling and riotously funny tour through some of the most serious science there is.

Feb 02, Mark Sanchez rated it it was ok. Enter the gray area between overheated imagination and overheated reality, and meet a network of scientists bent on creating artificial life forms, building time machines, hatching plans for dismantling the sun, enclosing the solar system in a cosmic eggshell, and faxing human minds to the far side of the galaxy.