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Old 02-02-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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Good Science

HIV researchers solve a key puzzle

good science and pure determination

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Old 02-02-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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I guess it was left up to hard work and science, since no religious person would pray to a god for understanding that would help save the homos.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:34 AM   #3
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National Science and Engineering Week- here in the UK

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:22 AM   #4
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Thanks, yes, very interesting and heartening.

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:06 AM   #5
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Top ten myths of psychology

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Old 03-16-2010, 11:33 AM   #6
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That was very interesting, diva. Thanks!

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Old 03-16-2010, 12:12 PM   #7
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Myth #3: Low Self-Esteem Is a Major Cause of Psychological Problems
That one irks the shit out of me like nothing else. If anything HIGH self-esteem is the biggest fucking psychological problem bar none if you ask me. Way too many self aggrandizing jerks are allowed to be in charge of things they shouldn't.

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Old 03-16-2010, 12:17 PM   #8
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coming from forensics as i do it also is the one that pisses me off the most- some of the most dangerous and mentally unstable people I assessed were full of themselves and arrogant- generally low self-esteem leads to self-harm not other-harm.

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:50 PM   #9
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Awesome! As for #1....(Psychodiva) how come you can have your temporal lobe cut out and still be fine? Two people I know had this done for epilepsy, and both are fine. One is completing his PhD at a university in town, and the other is in a class I am taking (and doing well in a college course).

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Old 03-17-2010, 03:35 AM   #10
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Awesome! As for #1....(Psychodiva) how come you can have your temporal lobe cut out and still be fine? Two people I know had this done for epilepsy, and both are fine. One is completing his PhD at a university in town, and the other is in a class I am taking (and doing well in a college course).
If he is fine after having his temporal lobe cut out, then he is clearly superhuman. He wouldn't be able to make out conversations or relate to music or sounds in general. At least that's what i think. I may be wrong brain science updates itself quicker than I can keep up lol.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:21 AM   #11
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Diva have you read this book?

It includes a 'mythbusting kit', i.e., the ten causes of myth:
  1. word-of-mouth
  2. desire for easy answers and quick fixes
  3. selective perception and memory
  4. inferring causation from correlation
  5. Post hoc, ergo propter hoc reasoning
  6. exposure to a biased sample
  7. reasoning by representativeness
  8. misleading film and media portrayals
  9. exaggeration of a kernel of truth
  10. terminological confusion

(Aren't items four and five the same?)

The book also includes "Ten Psychological Findings that Are Difficult to Believe but True." For example: Patients who've experienced strokes in their brain's left frontal lobes, which result in severe language loss, are better at spotting lies than people without brain damage.

(I haven't read the book; it's reviewed in Skeptical Inquirer.)

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Old 04-01-2010, 08:17 AM   #13
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:25 AM   #14
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It's not online but a fellow of uncertain ethics may have posted it here.

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no I haven't read it- may well do so once I finish the latest Freud

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