Friday, May 16, 2008


Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius is an amazing person. He was born without tibias and had his lower legs amputated when he was young. Yet, he won the right to compete for a spot in the 2008 Olympics today after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled the carbon fiber blades he uses to run did not provide him a mechanical advantage. Here is as link to the story. How soon before he will be referred to as simply the sprinter Oscar Pistorius.

Perhaps it's not too late for science to figure a way to implant a heart and soul into the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

btw: I thought of the title for this post when I first saw the video, but someone else beat me to it in actual use. Still, it's a cool title and the movie by the same name is one of my favorites, so what the hell.

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