Category Archives: 2005

6th June 2005 – Cloning

A discussion on cloning – will there ever be another you? Dr Brian Lieberman from Manchester University St Mary’s hospital led us into a discussion on cloning and explained the principles and difficulties with reference to studies of twins brought … Continue reading

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9th May 2005 – Creative & Innovative Thinking

Creative and innovative thinking – how do scientists and inventors do it? Kevin Byron  looked at how scientists and ourselves develop radical new ideas and at the techniques that can be used to flick our brain down strange and unusual … Continue reading

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4th April 2005 – DNA

DNA – It blows your mind! Or does it? Professor John Quinn from  Liverpool University led April’s discussion on DNA; addressing questions such as “how does a cell know whether to make brains or bones?”, “what does it mean to … Continue reading

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7th March 2005 – Can Machines Imagine?

Can machines imagine? Not just think – can they be conscious? In this session we were joined by one the foremost researchers into electronic consciousness who very kindly came up from Imperial College London to lead our discussion, Emeritus Professor … Continue reading

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7th February 2005 – What is the Universe Made Of?

 What is the Universe made of? Charmed quarks? Bits of string? The discussion, led by Dr Fred Loebinger from the High Energy Physics department at Manchester University, covered the history of fundamental particles – atoms, electrons, neutrons, quarks, gluons and … Continue reading

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31st January 2005 – Our Future in the Cosmos

Our future in the Cosmos – Professor Michio Kaku – New York City University This was an event at the London Planetarium advertised in the Discussion group. A superb evening of parallel universes, multiple times in the same universe, wormholes, … Continue reading

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