04 JAN 2013 by ideonexus

 Mark Lynas Admits His Error Concerning GMOs

I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologise for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also sorry that I helped to start the anti-GM movement back in the mid 1990s, and that I thereby assisted in demonising an important technological option which can be used to benefit the environment. As an environmentalist, and someone who believes that everyone in this world has a right to a healthy and nutritious diet of their choosing, I could not hav...
Folksonomies: science gmo error antiscience
Folksonomies: science gmo error antiscience
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Former anti-GMO crusader admits that with a scientific understanding of GMOs, he came to understand how they can benefit the environment.

15 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 Washoe the Chimpanzee Demonstrates Sympathy

People who should be there for her and aren't are often given the cold shoulder--her way of informing them that she's miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED". Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat's eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a...
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Story of Washoe the Chimpanzee when one of her caretakers missed work for awhile after having a miscarriage.