On the subject of human experimentation

In “The Astonishing Hypothesis — The Scientific Search for the Soul” Noble Laureate Francis Crick tackles the main difficulty related to performing neurological experiments on humans.

Many people do not object to an experimenter fixing electrodes to their scalp in order to study their brain waves. They do, however, object to having a portion of their skull removed, even temporarily, so that electrodes can be stuck directly into the living brain tissues.

Boy, they object even when the skull removal is only temporary. People are a bunch of babies.

2 Responses to “On the subject of human experimentation”


  1. John Saleeby

    Whatever happened to performing experiments on people against their will? Were these guys so busy studying Science in school they were to busy to watch low budget 1950′s Sci Fi Movies? Don’t Universities have courses on Abduction and Confinement? I guess Frat Guys don’t go into Science.

    Has anybody tried the “Space Helmet On A Gorilla” thing? I had high hopes for that.

    Everybody stop making those faggy “When are we going to have Jet Packs?” jokes.

  2. Wil

    Whoops — had a pretty obvious, voice dictation caused typo there for a bit.