(National Science Day is celebrated annually on 28 February to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. Sir Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for this discovery.)
Given a chance, is there any person on planet Earth who would say NO to changing something about their body? A tweak here, a little height, better eyesight?
The BBC’s ‘Can Science Make Me Perfect’ (premiering in India on Sony BBC Earth) aims to look at just that as it follows show headliner, anatomist Alice Roberts, on a quest to rebuild her body, taking inspiration from the animal and natural worlds. I’m in conversation with producer Gareth Cornick to find out how far we can go on our quest for perfection.
“One change we made that looks bizarre but the women really appreciated was the marsupial pouch for childbirth! Professor Alice thought it was ridiculous that modern women still had to go through the pain of delivering and found that this change to the human body would be much easier and would enable women to continue with their life pain-free,” says Cornick.
It’s an outlandish but extremely interesting social experiment to see how we can improve the human body to make us healthier.
Listen in to our podcast to find out how we can tweak nature, what social ills can be removed by changes to our bodies and what parts of us are perfect just as they are.
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