Tales from Within on Stem Cells
Barbara Melville edited this collection. She is a creative science writer, book critic and teacher, and is in residence at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine.
The Beginning The Language of the Niche
He Blew Me a Kiss In the Mind of an Axon: Another Way to Talk about Multiple Sclerosis and Spontaneous Repair Rescued by Stem Cells Letter to the Professor
Getting the Ball Rolling
Contributors Sarah Byrne
The Language of the Niche
necessary in the creation of a new individual. They looked identical to Billy because their sex differences were all in the fourth dimension. One of the biggest moral bombshells handed to Billy by the Tralfamadorians,
seven sexes had to do with the making of a baby, since they were sexually active only in the fourth dimension. The Tralfamadorians tried to give Billy clues that would help him imagine sex in the invisible dimension. They told him that there could be no Earthling babies without male homosexuals. There could be babies without female homosexuals. There couldnâ€™t be
who had lived an hour or less after birth. And so on. It was gibberish to Billy.
*** To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; Hamlet
*** The medium is the message.
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964)
He Blew Me a Kiss
In the Mind of an Axon: Another Way to Talk about Multiple Sclerosis and Spontaneous Repair
Rescued by Stem Cells
of a little girl
foiling the efforts of the grave
Letter to the Professor