I love the whole “Humans are the Weird Aliens” stuff but, like, consider.
One of our future goals in medicine is to be able to perform transplants with no problems, and many people donate their dead bodies for such a thing. Furthermore, we’re resilient as a species and won’t lose a fight until we die.
So a few hundred years from now, we’re integrated into the galactic community, and you don’t want to fuck with a human. Even if you cut they’re arm off, they’ll just take the severed arm and beat you to death with it, and then go to a hospital to get an arm donated by a dead guy grafted on as a replacement.
Consider the idea that maybe only Earth Life naturally produces adrenaline and the rest of the Galactic community treats it like a drug. Imagine having your non-human friend suggesting you go to rehab for your “problem” not realizing it’s literally a biological function?
I’ve seen stuff like Death People and Space Orcs but to be honest we’ll probably be considered more like Drugged Up Death Orcs.
I feel like if i transition i won't recognise my self anymore
You’re not going to get a face transplant you are going to be the same person at heart. Fat redistributes and muscle structure changes but you are essentially going through the opposite gender’s puberty not growing a new face.
If you have legitimate concerns like this that’s why it’s advised to speak to a professional before putting any hormones into your body or getting any surgeries.
I love Lavander, it’s a very pretty plant and smells amazing. Lavender has so many versatile uses including aiding relaxation through aromatherapy, it can be used in cosmetic and bath products and has many antiseptic properties.
As part of my wildflower project, I have started off some lavender seeds inside the house ready to transplant later.
I started by filling up a small plant tray with soil and perlite, two-part soil and one part perlite.
I sprinkled the seeds as evenly as I could between the seed trays and covered finely with more soil and compacted.
It’s important to keep the plants moist and the seed packet said to cover with clingfilm or glass until seedlings appear.
I’ve put the plant tray on my partner’s front windowsill as this produces hours of full light.
I’m very excited for the seedlings, which should rear their heads in twenty-one to forty-nine days and the first harvest and I already have loads of idea for what to do with my first harvest.
Feminism and science fucked me up today. We were talking about the ethics of head transplants and at the beginning of class I was like, “the self is in the mind, duh, it controls everything,” but by the end I got science fucked when I thought about it for more than two seconds and it just kept getting worse and worse and honestly that whole conversation was a dissociative episode
This is me and my little brother, he’s 14 and went through 2 years of chemo and a liver transplant while battling a rare pediatric cancer, he’s in remission now and I asked him to be the best man at my wedding!
Question pertaining to Trans sexuality(maybe trigger? dunno)
I would like to preface this by saying that I am a happily married straight white man, and thus cannot comprehend on a fundamental level the difficulties the LGBT or any other minority community encounters, thus I beg you for your patience as I stumble through unknown territory. I would also like to state that I try to live my life in such a way that so long as people are not messing with me or my wife and are not radically intollerant or willfuly ignorant I don’t give a flying fuck how they want to live their life.
My question relates to the dating/sexual preferences of trans individuals. Before transitioning are they attracted to more “stardard” sexual orientations? Does HRT change any sexual leanings? Is it considred homosexual to be attracted to the same gender as your birth, regardless of the state of transitioning?
Again, I beg your patience if I have inadvertantly insulted anyone, but I am a transplant to a redneck hick area that is about as progressive as free-floating algae, so trying to reach out to any potential nearby trans people to ask is a no go, and I am extremely unfamiliar with acceptable vernacular to use in the community. Please forgive my ignorance, as I am trying to learn to be less so.
Answer: I’m going to leave this open for anyone who can answer for him! He wants several responses so please comment. Thanks!
It’s usually explicitly one’s consciousness or literal soul being switched around, right? It’s not your actual, physical brain and brain chemistry
So what if one person has clinical depression and the other doesn’t? Someone’s probably got ADHD, is on the autism spectrum, has OCD or anxiety or PTSD. And maybe some of that follows the original owner, because they’re used to dealing with in unconsciously, but whoever replaced them is getting the brunt of it
Focusing on the physical aspect of bodyswaps is cool and all but let’s see some more on the psychological too?
Doctors from the Texas Heart Institute have successfully replaced a patient’s heart with a device that keeps the blood flowing, thereby allowing him to live without a detectable heartbeat or even a pulse.
The turbine-like device, that are simple whirling rotors, developed by the doctors does not beat like a heart, rather provides a ‘continuous flow’ like a garden hose.
Craig Lewis was a 55-year-old, dying from amyloidosis, which causes a build-up of abnormal proteins. The proteins clog the organs so much that they stop working. When doctors put a stethoscope to his chest, no heartbeat or pulse can be heard (only a ‘humming’ sound).
In 2001, firefighter Patrick Hardison severely burnt his face after his mask melted into his face, leaving him disfigured. On 15 August, 2015, after 26 hours of surgery, Patrick received the most extensive face transplant to date. His donor was 26-year-old David Rodebaugh, who died in a cycling accident.