I Resent This
The BBC Reports:
Working from their university labs in two different corners of the world, American and Australian researchers have created what they call a new class of creative beings: "the semi-living artist".
Gripping three coloured markers positioned above a white canvas, a robotic arm churns out drawings akin to that of a three-year-old. Its guidance comes from around 50,000 rat neurons in a petri dish 19,000 kilometres away.
How dare they -- I am a semi-living artist, and I am not a new class of being. There're probably loads of us -- and we've been around a long time. Scientists -- bah. They think that if you force rat neurons to draw that makes the rat neurons a semi-living artist. Pah! If the rat neurons truly wished to draw, well then that would be different. I'd welcome them into the fold. Stupid scientists.
I'm reading about science, so I guess if you think the way those scientists do, I'm a semi-living scientist, too.
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