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Facing Terminal Illnesses Realistically

In modern times, dying is more and more often portrayed as a cold, clinical reality to be kept at arm's length, relegated to the closed doors of a hospital, almost hermetically sealed from the rest of our lives. When it comes to the event itself, we diligently work to avoid confronting it, addressing it, or acknowledging it.

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Retarded no more

In October, Barack Obama signed a new law that prohibits the U.S. government from referring to the mentally retarded in any of its laws and regulations.

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Overselling the Synthetic Cell

In a May, 2010 article entitled "How We Created the First Synthetic Cell," Dr. J. Craig Venter waxes broadly about how his research team succeeded in constructing a bacterial cell out of its component parts.

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