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Medicine SIG

The Medicine SIG is one of two special interest groups within Prudentia. Medical doctors and biologists with a university degree may become full members and those just interested in the matter subscribers. Here are some interesting articles related to medicine from the past month. How blood stem cells maintain their lifelong potential for self-renewal Researchers reveal recipe for engineering ribosomes Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9 in tightly packed DNA Epigenetic mechanisms that regulate macrophage inflammation discovered AI Machine Learning Used to Predict Psychosis

The Ape of God

There is no God. At least these days. So I should say there is no God but there used to be. Back in the day, back in the olden days, God existed. People went out each day knowing good and well, there is a God, or rather, was a God. Then—Well, then people woke up to all this nonsense and absurdity. They became scientific and technological , and God, well; He just became downright silly and in a nutshell; Unnecessary . However, a problem developed. What problem? It seems actually two problems developed. One: people needed something to worship. That’s a problem. Two: people, for the most part and with few exceptions, having a natural endowment toward immorality and evil, are not to be trusted, at least with themselves. This lead smart people to question their predicament. They knew they couldn’t bring back God. He’s dead. And we, with all our infinite wisdom, still cannot resurrect a God from the dead. For Death has total dominion. -------- So let’s look at the immorality (evil) problem f

A Note on Opinion

OPINION; is in my view and to coin a prosaic cliché, a matter of mind. Mind, it matters little. After all, is not it just each of us considering, commenting, and contending obsessively over beliefs, thoughts, notions, feelings, sentiments, and judgments; thus, leading another into a position where they consider, comment, and contend over us and based on their opinion and then by a kind of legerdemain, prestidigitation, shell game or theoretical sleight of hand, not to pull a fast one on the reader; posture opinion onto another as well? Opinion, from my viewpoint, thus achieves nothing. It does not; change one’s way of thinking, another’s articles of faith; it doles out no advice, creates no popular or public advantage or disadvantage, and does not tell it like it is or anything else as a matter of real alacrity and indifference. Concisely; it does not add or detract from human life, experience or values. All it does is: opinion . Countless hear and read these opinions, to be sure. And

Prudentia Journal #10 Editorial

Welcome to the tenth issue of Prudentia Journal! While Prudentia has grown to more than fifty members and the first special-interest groups have been formed, I have invited Prudentia members to join the first official Prudentia writing competition. The deadline has been January 31st, 2021, and until that date two contributions from Kenneth Myers arrived. Thus Kenneth is the winner of the writing competition. In this issue of Prudentia Journal you can read his articles. In addition, I have included a collection of links to news items for the Medicine SIG. Enjoy reading! Claus Volko, cdvolko (at) gmail (dot) com