Intentional Biology is about the use of biology as technology. Humans have explicitly herded, farmed, and bred plants and animals for thousands of years, and now this effort is moving to the molecular level. Biology is a medium for creation. But because we don’t yet know enough to manipulate biological systems with either certainty or safety, IB is also about the science we need to do to get to that point.
The portrayal of current genetic engineering as precise and well defined is inappropriate today. Few genes are known quantities and the process of introducing a foreign gene into an… Continue reading
Approximately 20 billion years ago (bya), all matter in the universe was condensed into a single point. At this point it is believed that the BIG BANG was believed to have occurred, spewing clouds of H2 shrapnel as the universe expanded. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is believed to have been created ~13bya.
During this time the huge H2 cloud began to condense and nuclear fusion began, forming all of the heavier elements. This humongous “star” went supernova, scattering these heavier elements to form clouds of dust and gas. Such a cloud condensed into our present day sun, and the… Continue reading