Brains growing in Petri dishes

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    Mini Neanderthal Brains Are Growing in Petri Dishes

    Why are researchers cultivating and studying these mini brains? The reason, they say, is that these small neural lumps may reveal why Neanderthals died out and Homo sapiens went on to conquer much of the planet.

    "Neanderthals are fascinating because they shared Earth with us, and there is now genetic evidence we actually bred with them," study leader Alysson Muotri, director of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Stem Cell Program, told Live Science. [11 Body Parts Grown in the Lab]

    Perhaps genetic differences between Neanderthal and human brains explain their demise and our success, Muotri said. In other words, it's possible that humans achieved great technological advancements because we have sophisticated neural networks, while Neanderthals didn't.

    Muotri presented the research, which has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, at a UCSD conference called Imagination and Human Origins on June 1.

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    It is also being reported we want to try these out in an AI brain. You know, the trial before we use human brains to create our real cyborgs.
     
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    CAN WE STOP PLAYING GOD FOR 10 BLOODY MINUTES!!!!!!! These projects are gonna get us all killed!
     
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    well said.
     
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    Well that makes no sense at all. That is what happens in Young Frankenstein when he uses the abnormal brain in the monster - horrible result. If you're going to try it out on AI, wouldn't you want the best, smartest brain you could find, not a Neanderthal?!
     
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    Use an ant’s brain. They’re simple enough to map out. Ants don’t have much of a personality, basically simple calculations and doing whatever the pheromones in the area tell them to do. I’m sure they would make a fast computer
     
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    I think the idea here is to test out fir future downloads of a human brain to complete that transhuman idea they have.
     
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    It better not :mad:
     
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    Ummmmm....I'm afraid so, hon.
     
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    Good! Maybe now we can begin transferring memories to new brains! I for one don't believe in a single God. There are many Gods. Each religion just tends to single themselves out from reality.

    Take the name Lucifer for example. It was only mentioned once in the original text and was referring to a human being. The person we know as Lucifer today is actually the same greek God known as Apollo.
     
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