Explorations – August 24, 2004

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr, whose book is Crimes Against Nature : How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy; Also, The Alps are melting: Europian Environmental Agency reports that Europe faces drastic weather; Scientists at Princeton have laid out a program whereby global warming can be stopped, but requires political will; Noted physicist Richard Garwin, whom Bush awarded the National Medal of Science last November, has now joined 4,000 other scientists in signing the Union of Concerned Scientists’ statement denouncing the Bush administration for tampering with science for political gain; Is it desirable to extend the human life span but not slow the aging process? New gene discovered promises the possibility of vigor while extending life span; Stem Cell debate continues: Scientists believe stem cells may be able to cure many human diseases, including Cerebral Palsy.