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Sinister Predjudice


I am right-handed and have always suspended judgement of lefties much as I would a gap between one’s incisors.  I did not know that lefties were routinely excluded from studies much as one would exclude a statistical outlier.  The issue … Continue reading

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LSD Considered as Treatment for Alcoholism


 Crick admits using LSD prior to discovery of DNA Recently, some entheogenic substances (hallucinogenic being out of favor for a long time) have been being reconsidered in psychotherapy.  Now we see it being discussed as an adjunct in the treatment … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Facing the Ultimate Frontier


America needs a new advocate for space, one with the charisma, gravitas, and demeanor of Carl Sagan.  That advocate is Dr Neil deGrasse Tysson.  We both grew up in the Bronx: he went to the Bronx HS of Science, I … Continue reading

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Foreknowledge of Death and the Higher Apes


Recent research has shown that apes (and other higher mammals) may be closer to humans in terms of the ability to think rationally, self recognize, and empathize to the point that there is a growing reluctance to use them in … Continue reading

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What is the World Digital Library?


Probably one of the more useful resources for those interested in primary sources – Carlos Mission The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures … Continue reading

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