Bachelor Thesis handed in!

After about half a year working on my bachelor thesis, I finally handed it in this past Monday at noon. The topic for the paper was “Definitions of Life” and I will soon give a resume of my findings on this site. What can you look forward to?

The notion of ‘living’ investigated by means of chemical experiments, mathematical models and philosophical concept evaluation – all with lots of examples from current research.

For starters – think about some very life-like technologies such as humanoid robots, synthetic cells like the Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 of the J. Craig Ventor research group, or instances of thought-directed hardware like the advanced robotic-arm prosthesis of Claudia Mitchell (pictured below).

Image Credit:
http://www.epa.eu

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About Sif S. Stewart-Ferrer

Passion for knowledge - especially the philosophy of natural science. BA in Philosophy from the University of Southern Denmark. Masters Student in Anthropology at Aarhus University, Denmark. Involvements include the Initiative for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) in the Living Technology branch, being an Honors Student at Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT, www.flint.sdu.dk) and being part of the 2010 Team:SDU-Denmark in the international MIT competition in synthetic biology known by the name of iGEM (www.igem.org). Interests include philosophy (the philosophy of science and environmental ethics), mycology, martial arts (wing chun and aikido), anthropology (anthropocene, Nepal), computer games and outdoor life.
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