I was gonna talk about EDGE.org, probable you have visited it already.
What you’ll find: Many interesting questions, many many hyper-inflated egos, some top scientists, Natural Book Sellers, and much more.
But my main reason to write a post was deviated when I read an article that links from edge to the daily telegraph.
Craig Venter has sequenced his very own genome.
Here is a recent interview with Venter.
It is really really really easy and self-evident to criticise this man’s greed, ego, etc, in fact it was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the news. I like to see things in different perspectives.
I think this guy is one of the few that have balls to confront governments and multi-nationals. If not think about the thing of alternative fuels (interview above). Obsviously the reasons are money and fame, but you can get that doing other things, following the trend. This man does whatever he fancies. And that is something unusual to find nowadays. Just think how many hidden and unhidden agendas and dark stuff are in the energy business, well this guy doesn’t give a damn!
Let’s see what happens…