Recommend
4 
 Thumb up
 Hide
15 Posts

BoardGameGeek» Forums » Everything Else » Chit Chat

Subject: Human head transplants possible soon rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
James Webb Space Telescope in 2018!
United States
Utah
flag msg tools
Avatar
mb
First human head transplant could happen in two years
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530103.700-first-hum...

6 things you're dying to ask about head transplants
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27035-6-things-youre-d...


I guess this is pretty cool. But also kinda crazy


Glen: It's a crazy world.
H.I.: Someone oughta sell tickets.
Glen: Sure, I'd buy one.

-- Raising Arizona
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
United States
Texas
flag msg tools
badge
"that's a smith and wesson, and you've had your six"
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Wouldn't that be considered a full-body transplant?
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Hammock Backpacker
United States
Columbus
Ohio
flag msg tools
Hot Coffee...Mmmmmm
badge
Go Take A HIke!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Quote:
The first successful head transplant, in which one head was replaced by another, was carried out in 1970. A team led by Robert White at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, transplanted the head of one monkey onto the body of another. They didn't attempt to join the spinal cords, though, so the monkey couldn't move its body, but it was able to breathe with artificial assistance. The monkey lived for nine days until its immune system rejected the head.


The first rule of Fight Club ...
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Froggy McFrogface
United States
FORT COLLINS
CO
flag msg tools
badge
When green is all there is to be, it could make you wonder why. But why wonder? I'm green, and it'll do fine: it's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Gives whole new meaning to 'getting a little head.'

Just imagine...a whole new brain!

3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
James Webb Space Telescope in 2018!
United States
Utah
flag msg tools
Avatar
mb
I can imagine some pretty crazy scenarios.

Such as...

Maybe people in the future would be willing to pay for an upgrade.

The estate of Chris Evans, known to you as the actor who played Captain America, regrets his recent death due to brain injury. However, we are gathered here today to honor him by seeing that at least the lower part of him will live on. Bidding starts at one million dollars....



1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mel
United States
Oregon
flag msg tools
Aren't you glad I'm not the pied piper?
badge
I should be able to get a good grip on my Elephant when it arrives!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Man that's just too crEEpy and wEErd for me. I have to admit though, my first thought was: "If they couldn't play board games before, then maybe they could now?" I can see a disaster happening quite frankly. But... who knows for sure?
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patty Pilf
Finland
flag msg tools
Avatar
mb
The Taliban must be shitting themselves!
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Daniel J Isom
United States
Smyrna
Delaware
flag msg tools
designer
Send me a geekmail if you'd like to buy a copy!
badge
I have to return some videotapes.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
MWChapel wrote:
Wouldn't that be considered a full-body transplant?


That was my initial thought as well.

AntandBeeandtheABC wrote:
The Taliban must be shitting themselves!


Dibs!
2 
 Thumb up
0.02
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Hammock Backpacker
United States
Columbus
Ohio
flag msg tools
Hot Coffee...Mmmmmm
badge
Go Take A HIke!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
disom wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Wouldn't that be considered a full-body transplant?


That was my initial thought as well.

AntandBeeandtheABC wrote:
The Taliban must be shitting themselves!


Dibs!


Do we now have to call dibs twice or at least indicate which "half" we're dibbing? Or maybe the soul is only in one "half"?

5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Daniel J Isom
United States
Smyrna
Delaware
flag msg tools
designer
Send me a geekmail if you'd like to buy a copy!
badge
I have to return some videotapes.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
matthew.marquand wrote:
disom wrote:

AntandBeeandtheABC wrote:
The Taliban must be shitting themselves!

Dibs!

Do we now have to call dibs twice or at least indicate which "half" we're dibbing? Or maybe the soul is only in one "half"?


My guess would be the just conscious mind, that part encases the soul. But then there's the whole Mind, Body, and Soul argument. We need a dibs judge in here stat!
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Michael Carter
United States
Marion
Iowa
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
So when can I sign up for my new 20 year old, big boobed female body?
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mel
United States
Oregon
flag msg tools
Aren't you glad I'm not the pied piper?
badge
I should be able to get a good grip on my Elephant when it arrives!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
AntandBeeandtheABC wrote:
The Taliban must be shitting themselves!



LOL! OK... that was a good one. Thumb for you.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. I don’t know what he laced them with, but I’ve been tripping all day.
United States
Kansas City
Missouri
flag msg tools
badge
I think that all right-thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Dave, or "Phineas" or "Tolstoy" or,
United States
Mount Holly
North Carolina
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
For some reason, this story reminded me of this clip.

2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jeff
United States
Pensacola
Florida
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The next step:

3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.