Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly over the Edge

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Index
Adachi, C., 90
Aerojet General, 22, 36
Against the Fall of Night ( Clarke), 149
Agena, 36
"The Age of Substitutability" ( Goeller and Weinberg), 222
Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, 245
Air Force Space Program, 20
Alcor Life Extension Foundation: and Dora Kent, 1, 3, 78; recruitment efforts, 283; and Riverside County Coroner, 100. See also Cryonics.
Alderson, Dan, 212
Allen, Joe, 59
"Alternate Propulsion Energy Sources" (Forward), 245
Amazing Stories, 85
American Cryonics Society, 97
American Journal of Physics, 256
American Rocket Company (AMROC), 72-73, 80
Anderson, Poul, 271
Analog, 141
Analog Precision, 62
The Anthropic Cosmological Principle ( Barrow and Tipler), 8, 197, 238, 288
"Antigravity" (Forward), 256
Apollo Lunar Satellite Experiment Package (ALSEP), 218
Apollo program, 109: Apollo II, 207; Apollo17, 218
ARC Technologies, 72
Arfons, Walt, 22
Artificial Insect Laboratory, 180-87
Artificial life, 177-206: artificial animals, 200-04; computer simulations, 192-93, 197-99; creation of artificial cell, 184- 85; defined, 182; first conference, 177- 79; 4-H show, 178, 199; history of, 179-83; "life" defined, 181-82, 196; memcs as instances of, 188-90; and nanotechnology, 190-92; synthetic insects, 187; term coined, 195; theories for producing, 183-87
"Artificial Living Plants" ( Moore), 183
Ashworth, Christopher, 3
Asimov, Isaac, 62, 211
"Astropollution" ( Thompson), 218, 234
Augustine, Saint, 5
Bay Area Cryonics Society, 34
Babson, Roger, 256
Barrow, John, 8, 197, 288
Becquerel, Antoine-Henri, 44
Bedford, James H., 89
Bell Laboratories, 126, 149, 248
Bennett, Jim: and American Rocket Company, 282; background, 44:-45; and rocket design, 71; visits Hensons, 63

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  • The Mania 1
  • 1 - Truax 10
  • 2 - Home on Lagrange 44
  • 3 - Heads Will Roll 76
  • 4 - Omnipotence, Plenitude & Co. 109
  • 5 - Postbiological Man 144
  • 6 - The Artificial Life 4-H Show 177
  • 7 - Hints for the Better Operation of the Universe 207
  • 8 - Death of the Impossible 238
  • 9 - Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler 266
  • Epilogue 280
  • Acknowledgments 290
  • Selected Sources 291
  • Index 302
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