Stem cells are amazing. The fact that we all carry some of these undifferentiated cells in various parts of our body opens the door for a new branch of medicine. The success of this operation shows that it is possible. Transplant rejection could eventually become a non-issue. Having said that, being on the cutting edge means that this sort of therapy is still very prohibitively expensive.
“Love is actually a habit that is formed from sexual desire as desire is rewarded. It works the same way in the brain as when people become addicted to drugs.”—Prof. Jim Pfaus, Concordia University via (Jezebel) (via exceptiontorule)
“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for that is one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system. Surely I can understand this, and I hate it and I will fight against it to preserve the one thing that separates us from the uncreative beasts. If the glory can be killed, we are lost.”—John Steinbeck “East of Eden” (via amordepaloma)