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The Living Rock, with Two Genders

June 28, 2012


Behold, the Pyura Chilensis, otherwise known as the Living Rock: It’s a rock-like animal with two genders, both sexual and asexual reproduction, and a body that stores up a rare metal that humans use for strengthening steel. For more about this strange animal, visit:      

Regarding China, and the Social Justice Impact of 3D Printing on Factory Workers

April 24, 2012


FROM MY CONVERSATION WITH A FRIEND ON FACEBOOK: Badri, you criticized the enthusiasm of the Economist article ( for hailing a “new industrial revolution” due to 3D printing because of social justice concerns, and the costs that would be incurred on the “toiling people.” I agree with your concern, at least in the short run, […]

Ecological Interpretation of Buddhist Reincarnation

October 16, 2010


How can we understand the notion of spiritual rebirth in a scientific sense? In purely material terms, we can say that reincarnation is the process by which our body degrades back into the soil to reappear again in the bodies of other life forms. Thus we descend to the Earth to become fodder for the […]