Blow Your Mind: Wind Beneath My Surgical Wings

BY Robert Lamb / POSTED March 14, 2013
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The dream of wings. (art by Ashley Mackenzie) The dream of wings. (art by Ashley Mackenzie)

Can modern science give us the wings we’ve always envied in the birds of the air?

Can modern plastic surgery elevate us to a higher human form?

In what’s probably one of our stranger episodes of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I discuss the post-human philosophy of leading plastic surgeon Joseph Rosen and the invisible line between surgical correction and surgical transformation.

Plus, we’ll discuss just what we’d have to do in order to transform the human arm into a primitive wing. What do we snip? What do we stitch?

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Oh, and if you want to learn more about Rosen and his dreams, read the excellent Harper’s Magazine article “Dr. Daedalus” by Lauren Slater.

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