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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2016 3:28 a.m. PST

this doctor thinks :

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he has the head donor already – all he needs is the donor body….

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2016 4:13 a.m. PST

Yes, but can he transplant two heads on one body?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2016 5:19 a.m. PST

Head "donor"?
Seems to me it would be the other way around.
And whose ID does the end product use?

StarfuryXL524 Sep 2016 7:36 p.m. PST

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Martin from Canada24 Sep 2016 10:08 p.m. PST

From PZ Meyer's take on this highly unethical and dangerous procedure:

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The "breakthrough" that they're promoting is that after severing the cords, they tried some additional experimental treatments that were supposed to promote regrowth: they injected the site with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and with graphene ribbons. I've used PEG to make hybridomas it's basically a membrane solvent that allows adjacent cells to fuse with one another. The graphene ribbons act as electrical conductors to allow current to flow across the lesion. I gawp in astonishment that anyone would think this would work, and that any ethical review board would allow them to continue. […]

Here's the problem restated in cruder terms. This is a fancy cable with multiple insulated strands running through it of course, it's nowhere near as complicated as the human spinal cord.

It's cut.


Now a friendly electrician tells you he can fix it easily. He's not going to splice each wire together to restore the proper connections, instead, he has an easier solution: he's going to inject acid into the cable to dissolve insulation and encourage the copper wires to fuse, and he's going to fill the cable with an electrically conductive goop that will allow signals to cross the broken end.


I can't see how a functional ERB (Ethics Review Board) would authorize this procedure.

Who asked this joker25 Sep 2016 4:50 a.m. PST

If allowed to proceed, this won't end well.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2016 7:19 p.m. PST

Before we do head transplants, perhaps we should do more work on fixing existing spinal injuries.

Martin from Canada26 Sep 2016 5:54 p.m. PST

Before we do head transplants, perhaps we should do more work on fixing existing spinal injuries.

The problem is that this guy thinks that semi-voluntary twitching is good enough…

Charlie 1226 Sep 2016 6:15 p.m. PST

The more I read about this "good" doctor's "experiments" and "theories", the less impressed I am. No ERB that I know of would touch this crap.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2016 7:36 a.m. PST

Head transplant. My dirty thoughts had me thinking in a quite different direction. And yes, I was interested……………..

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2016 8:13 a.m. PST

Head transplant. My dirty thoughts had me thinking in a quite different direction. And yes, I was interested……………..

I think they do those already.wink

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2016 6:15 a.m. PST

Mabye the doctor should do a brain transplant on him self, as in his brain tranplanted to a wall with the help of a Hollowpoint .45 ACP

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