This from the Guardian: Britain is turning into a nation of pill-poppers as people become increasingly unwilling to tolerate even the slightest discomfort, according to new research. The study finds that, in the past two decades, the number of prescribed medicines dispensed per person has risen from eight a year to more than 16. Its Read more…

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Apparently South Wales GPs are giving out anti-depressants like they’re going out of fashion. The BBC found that one GP was prescribing anti-depressants to one in every ten patients who visited the practice. I like those odds.

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The best way to understand the present is to read science fiction. Only sci-fi writers are dreaming far enough into the future to tell us where we are in the present. The news increasingly reads like science fiction. In South Korea, a company called RNL Bio received the first-ever commercial order for cloning. An American Read more…

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I’ve just finished reading Philip K Dick’s masterpiece, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Such a beautiful work. I find myself getting more and more into science fiction, because, as I’ve said before, we are increasingly living in a world where ethics and technology are mixing in strange ways that only sci-fi writers have really Read more…

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