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|Volume 69, Issue 106,
Monday, March 9, 2004
not reliable friends
Robot friends are not reliable
friends, yet we turn to them every day. Things like computers and compact
discs store information. Sounds, sights and memory for our eyes, ears and
brain are in our robot friends ? mechanical extensions of our selves.
for life crosses party lines
Germany's justice minister
recently attempted to pass a ruling stating that embryos conceived outside
of the womb should not be given human-dignity protection. Apparently he
feels such embryos are not quite human enough. Fortunately, he failed to
pass this ruling because of strong opposition, but you'll never guess who
led the opposition.
a link to Houston's past
Yesterday, I visited the
haunted hospital. It stands abandoned just outside of downtown on Elder
Street. Graffiti covers the front entrance as a sad reminder of all the
neglect and disrespect this plot of land has endured.
Letters to the Editor