They say that the real fools are the scientists. In this profession there are people who burn with thirst for the unknown. Sometimes this leads to great discoveries and sometimes to research horrible that go beyond the human concept of ethics.
In Great.guru are 9 examples that show the horrors that can result from the curiosity of the researchers.
The experiments of the military with LSD
In the city of Pont-Saint-Esprit, in France, in August 1951, an outbreak of psychosis that affected some 500 people and killed 7 of them.
Some explain it with the experiments of the CIA in the framework of project MK Ultra. In 1949, began to take place in the united States various experiments on the use of a new drug, LSD, in quality of weapon. After entering the body, the reality is altered, leading the enemy to an absolute incapacity for action.
The researchers ensure that the residents of the city of Pont-Saint-Esprit alucinaban under the influence of this substance was added to baguettes of bread. And it is suspected that the chemical company Sandoz develops on an industrial scale a weapon psychic for the CIA.
How heavy is the soul?
In 1901, dr. Duncan MacDougall decided to find out if the human soul had weight. The scientist gathered a group of severely ill patients and recorded carefully all the changes that were taking place. At the time of death, the weight of each subject decreased by exactly 21 grams. Not find another explanation, McDougall deduced that this was the weight of the soul.
The scientist worked all aspects that could have caused the weight change, as the exit of the air from the lungs, the evaporation of sweat, or the emptying of the intestine, but none of this came to replace the 21 grams missing.
After the doctor performed a similar series of experiments in animals, but did not achieve any result, which, in reality, it confirmed his theory that animals have no soul. McDougall had intended to continue the experiments on a larger scale, but died suddenly in 1920 and the investigation ended.
Digestion before your eyes
Once, the surgeon William Beaumont was a patient unusual: Alexis St. Martin had been shot while hunting, and in his belly was opened a big hole. Despite this, the patient survived, but the hole in his stomach did not shut down, which gave the curious surgeon the opportunity of studying the digestive system.
Beaumont offered to the patient that will remain to perform with him on different experiments: for example, dropped food to the stomach through a hole and watched what was happening with her. As well, discovered the important role of gastric juice in digestion. It would seem that no patient could have supported something like this, but St. Martin returned to the doctor to continue the experiments. Subsequently, Beaumont wrote a treatise in which he described his discoveries, and, after its publication, he received the nickname of “father of physiology-gastrointestinal”.
Scientists are crazy people. During the Second World War, the united States worked on a project to train bats kamikaze it into position and bombarded the japanese. The dentist Little Adams suggested this idea to the White House in 1942, after having visited a cave full of bats in New Mexico. It occurred to him to tie the animals with mini explosives, and to use their echolocation for their own purposes. The bats loose on Japan refugiarían mainly in the corners of the wooden buildings, highlighting the cities, after which the pumps will begin to be activated.
The Marine Corps came to catch thousands of bats and developed the explosives, but in 1943 the project was cancelled, probably due to the progress in the development of the atomic bomb.
Experiment of release of the brain
One of the experiments more creepy was done by the scientist John Lilly.
Following his desire to disconnect the external stimuli of the brain, invented the first pressure chamber isolated from the world (the chamber of deprivation) in which the subjects were able to swim for a long time in a state of sensory isolation. The volunteers received strong psychotropic and paddled in a cell where they did not feel or see anything. This is called “release experiment of the brain.” The complete isolation and drugs acting destructively in him, the reality mixed with illusions, and could develop mental disorders.
Probably the experiments of this scientist, as well as the creation of a chamber of deprivation, have been what inspired the creators of the popular series “Stranger Things”.
The first man cyborg
Kevin Warwick, professor of Cybernetics, was so interested in studying robots that decided to become the first man to cyborg. In 1998, he implanted a chip RFID in your skin, with whose help it is possible to control the operation of doors, lights, heaters and other devices that can be used through a computer.
In 2002, Warwick became a true cyborg. To do so, they needed electronic products sophisticated, the assistance of a surgeon and some courage: not everyone would be encouraged to integrate your own nervous system with a neural interface. Now the professor is a happy owner of a hand that you can repeat all your moves. The scientist has a web site.
The rearing of a monkey by the human
There are many cases of human children raised by animals. But there has never been an example in reverse. The psychologist Winthrop Kellogg decided to find out what would happen if the situation is invested.
To carry out the experiment, the scientist took him to his home to the chimpanzee Gua, 7 months of age. With his wife, Kellogg began to raise a chimpanzee along with Donald, his son 9 months. However, the constant attempts to develop social skills in the monkey have not led to anything. To the contrary, it was Donald who started to lose the human quality. When, after 9 months, Donald started to ask for food with the characteristic bark of a monkey, it became clear that the experiment needed to be stopped. Gua was sent to a facility for primates and not learned more of it.
Controlling a bull at a distance
One day, in the year 1963, an employee of the University of Yale, José Delgado was in a bullring, under a scorching sun. Also there was a huge bull angry. A casual viewer could have seen how the bull was rushing towards a person who would push a button on a remote control, and make the bull stopped abruptly, gave back and left. What magic? No, science.
In the brain of the animal had been implanted with a chip that would send an electrical signal that was affecting bull, or more precisely, different areas of your brain. That stimulation may make the bull move different members, show or no emotions, and lost his appetite.
It really looks like science fiction. In the 1970s and 1980s, studies in the field of electrical stimulation of the brain is weakened considerably under the influence of the public, which feared that, in the same way, it were possible to control the human brain.
Alone in the dark
The French geologist of 23 years, Michelle Sifre decided to undergo an experiment that received the romantic name “Outside of time”.
In 1962, the scientist lived for 2 months in a glacier underground 100 meters deep. The temperature of the water in the cave was approximately zero degrees, and the humidity was 98 percent, but only once the scientist was on the verge of madness: he began to sing and to dance the twist. When Sifra came out of the cave, he believed that it was the 20 of August, though it was already September 14. His mind lost all sense of time, but your body does not. While living in the cave, the scientist called his assistants when he woke up, went to bed or was going to eat. So Sifre discovered that a person has an internal clock.
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