We here at 3QD like lists. Here’s one from The Guardian, a list of scientific discoveries we should have made by the end of 2005. Some of it’s rather strange.
“4. How someone looks after a face transplant
A surgical team from Louisville, Kentucky, is hotly tipped to perform the world’s first face transplant this year, taking a face from a donor corpse and attaching it to a severely disfigured recipient.
The team, which includes bioethicists, submitted a detailed proposal to an ethics panel last May, and the lengthy approvals process concludes soon. In Britain, meanwhile, plans have been put on hold after a Royal College of Surgeons’ working party concluded that the risks outweighed the benefits.”
Also via Political Theory Daily Review.