Posts Tagged ‘psychology’

The boffins at Amazon have pulled together six new web series they want folks to rate. Your cat could make your baby blind. Chromosome segregation is something we can all embrace, especially since cancer cases have a 90% prevalence when it breaks down. There may just be a habitable planet orbiting Tau Ceti. If there […]

Mental Health

Posted: 14th December 2012 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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One of the, if not the biggest problems with our society (Western society as a whole) is that it has become unnaturally dichotomous. There is good. There is evil. There is no other category. There is sane. There is crazy. Good = Sane. Evil = Crazy. While I certainly despise gray goo in literature, in […]

Battlefield maps aren’t really difficult to come by, but getting one map with absolute brain breaking loads of the them from a source known for quality? Just about unheard of. Click here and drool. One of the fascinating differences between introverts, like say Charles Darwin or Albert Einstein on one hand and extroverts such as […]

One of Saturn’s moons, the one named for the Olympians predecessors, appears to have some lakes at the equator, which surprises the scientists. Religion and freedom prove that nothing is truly free. Ukrainian bears and vodka are having a parting of the ways. I wonder how they got them to admit they had a problem? […]

This is possibly the most important discovery in biology since DNA itself. In very short it may give us some of the answers to why genetic variation within and between species can create so many similarities and differences. For example the black fur in canines is believed to have originated in domestic (prehistoric) animals, and […]

I was having conversation with a good friend on their blog, that isn’t all that unique, but is one I find myself drawn into everytime it comes up (unless there’s someone I just can’t stand in the conversation) its nearly a death and taxes level certainty. I’ve probably been involved in some variation of the conversation a dozen […]

So I’ve been on a YA kick again…

Posted: 21st April 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’m not sure who to blame for that, I think I might have read six YA books from 11-20, and at a guess all were for school. But anyway, I’ve been reading some published and better known YA and like any other market it has its good and good toilet paper entries. Coincidentally I ran across an […]

Sunset without shadows   Let me start off by saying I’ve read more YA in the past three years, than I did as a young adult, or teenager, or adolescent or young person or whatever it is we’re supposed to call homo sapiens between twelve and eighteen. That said, the total number of YA books […]

Popping Pop

Posted: 16th May 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The text below was written a while back for a psychology class. It was written with no thoughts to the issues of my last post, but it does have some neat tie ins when you look at what is being done and how.  

Talk of sex, stereotypes, and worse truth below. I don’t get it. Really I don’t. I don’t give a damn about which character is sharing sheets and swapping fluids with whom. Gay, straight, interracial, interspecies, pansexual or autoerotic, but for the love of carnal acts can we please pour a bit of reality into the […]

More Brain Fodder!

Posted: 2nd May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Love how strange: Mating Intelligence: http://www.psychologytoday.com/rss/index.php?term=20061221-000001&page=6 Marriage != higher happiness: http://www.psychologytoday.com/rss/pto-20030318-000002.html Celebrated failure…. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7380365.stm Interspecies sex (Seen before the 300 links in my flist) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7379554.stm The Virgin Jawsy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6681793.stm Silk, light, and sex… http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7378196.stm

Interesting article on the brain, autism, and Asperger’s. How the grey and white wrinkly lump works. Trippy brains. What do you mean brain dead? Brain repair! Male brain, female brain, your brain my brain, wow brain (pdf), defending the brain,  no brain.

A couple days ago as I was watching the documentary on the events surrounding the bombing of the Sixteenth St Baptist Church, I realized how effectively the director had used a number of subtle cues. One of the fascinating things he does is use an extreme close up to show you all the textures of […]

It should come as no surprise to anyone that I enjoy studing human nature. I also greatly enjoy discussing it.  The title article will probably kick off a touch of an arguement.  It should be noted that people who are not arguing with logic and facts but with venom and emotion will have their comments deleted. Teasers here, whole article here. […]