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Old 10-26-2010, 10:40 AM   #31
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #32
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Just a plug for a somewhat decent book - as long as you have an open mind that is- I think fundie theists might not like it

http://www.psychotherapyarena.com/re...-9781606238899

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Old 11-11-2010, 09:59 PM   #33
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couple of interesting titbits

Encoding of memories

Creativity and schizophrenia

Mods- would it be too cheeky of me to ask that any bullshit posted by Cal about the above articles please be removed to the bingo thread so that this thread remains unpolluted?
Psychodiva, in ref to the article on schizophrenia: is there any correlation b/w schizophrenia and math skills? It seems like I have heard somewhere of engineers developing this disease in a higher proportion than the normal population.

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Old 11-12-2010, 11:14 AM   #34
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I haven't seen any research on it lately but i doubt there is a clear correlation - there may be an anecdotal and assumed one only

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Old 11-12-2010, 06:50 PM   #35
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anecdotal and assumed are enough for cal.

One of the most irrational of all the conventions of modern society is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected....That they should have this immunity is an outrage. There is nothing in religious ideas, as a class, to lift them above other ideas. On the contrary, they are always dubious and often quite silly.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:55 PM   #36
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Are you kidding? He is happy with stuff that clearly contradicts him, as long as he can pick out some key words, arrange them out of context, read between the lines to figure out what the author is secretly saying, and thereby connect his dots.

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:21 PM   #37
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Are you kidding? He is happy with stuff that clearly contradicts him, as long as he can pick out some key words, arrange them out of context, read between the lines to figure out what the author is secretly saying, and thereby connect his dots.
That sounds like sevens.

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Old 11-16-2010, 02:39 AM   #38
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nah- sevenses is just mad - Cal is a disgusting old wanker

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Old 11-16-2010, 09:39 AM   #39
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Are you telling me that you don't think there's anything mentally wrong with Cal?

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Old 11-16-2010, 09:46 AM   #40
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personality wise yes- actual mental illness- probably not- but I couldn't tell from just the internet

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Old 12-02-2010, 03:13 PM   #41
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Arsenic- the stuff of life?

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researchers have coaxed a microbe to build itself with arsenic in the place of phosphorus, an unprecedented substitution of one of the six essential ingredients of life. The bacterium appears to have incorporated a form of arsenic into its cellular machinery, and even its DNA, scientists report online Dec. 2 in Science.

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Old 12-02-2010, 03:29 PM   #42
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I just made a thread out of a post.... er a new building block for forums ?
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:31 PM   #43
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lol and I just pointed it out to you- cross posting!!!!!!

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Old 12-08-2010, 01:18 PM   #44
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THIS!!!! is worth a listen


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The blogger and the author of Bad Science, Dr Ben Goldacre, himself a defendant in a lengthy and costly legal case, explores the battle to keep libel out of science and what it might mean for us and the future of medical research if that battle is lost.

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:31 PM   #45
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This seems like a good thread for this little work of art :


Healthy genes act as team-players. They are teamish!
Their winning plays are
salvations of an aliveness of which they are a part.
Only a fraction of genes are selfish/parasitic (and they
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