Omni January 1988

 

 

THE SUPREME COURT OF SCIENCE

RULINGS ON:

SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD
GENTIC ENGINEERING

COMPUTER PRIVACY

PSYCHIC POWERS

 
OMNI1988JanLG

Vol.10 No. 4

Cover Art: Examining the origin of species through a study of fossilization. London-based illustrator
James Marsh merges man, beast, and the whimsical forces of nature as he takes us back in time with this month's cover, The Material Element.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President.: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Patrice Adcroft
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Editor at Large: Dick Teresi
Managing Editor: Steve Fox
Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 8)
Hypnosis in the Courtroom
by Howard E. Goldfluss

Omnibus (pg 12)
Data Bank

Communications (pg 14)
Correspondence

Forum (pg 16)
American Inventiveness
by Ann Hornaday

Books (pg 20)
Modern Superheroes
by Dane Hall

Earth (pg 22)
Natural Pesticides
by Peter Aleshire

Stars (pg 24)
Remote Control Observations
by Steve Nadis

Space (pg 28)
The Return of John Glenn
by Bill Lawren

Continuum (pg 31)
Humans and Computers, etc.

The Supreme Court of Science (pg 40)
Judicial Rulings by Edward Teller, John Money,
George B. Schaller, Joseph Weizenbaum, Sheldon L. Glashow,
Melvin Konner, Seymour Papert, Roger C. Schank,
Robert Trivers, and Stephen Hawking
by Ed Regis

The Avenger of Death (pg 48)
Fiction
by Harlan Ellison

Fleece Chief (pg 56)
Science and William Proxmire
by Doug Stewart

The Peacemakers (pg 64)
The Battle for World Peace
by A.J.S. Rayl

Peace Among the Stars (pg 66)
What It Is and How to Achieve It According to Kris Kristofferson,
Bonnie Raitt, Peter Yarrow, Ed Asner, Graham Nash,
Mike Farrell and Jane Alexander
by Neal Barrett, Jr.

On Dragons' Wings (pg 68)
Pictorial: The Mythical Art of Rowena Morrill
by Nina Guccione

Interview (pg 76)
Ian Stevenson: Finder of Past Lives
by Meryle Secrest

Headset (pg 82)
Fiction/Pictorial: Cranial Observations
by Pat Cadigan

Antimatter (pg 87)
Academic UFOs, etc.

Star Tech (pg 113)
Wallpaper Alarms, Super Glass,
Other Tools for the Year 2000

The Great Treasure Hunt (pg 117)
Contest Preview

Games (pg 120)
Competition #45: Self-Reference
by Scot Morris

Last Word (pg 122)
Humor: Psychic Dyslexia
by Mike Wilkins