A scientific achievement and an important ethical question

This is the first of two posts, today, on societal issues. The Toronto Sun reports that "For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans." "Since Dolly’s birth in 1996," … Continue reading A scientific achievement and an important ethical question

Ships – Corvettes, again

I have written several times about my concerns that the defence budget will not be able to accommodate 20± major surface combatants ~ large, 5,000 tons or thereabouts, frigates ~ and that we may need to settle for a fleet of, say, 8-12 very capable frigates and 10 to 12 smaller (say less than 2,500 … Continue reading Ships – Corvettes, again