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Aug.28.2012
As a smoker, you probably haven’t thought of yourself as a health-nut, but, in a way, you are.  If you are not a smoker, surely, you haven't thought of smokers as health-nuts.   And yet an argument can be made that a smoker is a health-nut. (If you are a smoker, you are probably...
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Aug.24.2012
In 1963, a Spanish-born neuroscientist, Jose Manuel Rodriguez Delgado, stopped a charging bull with a remote control.  Delgado - a kind of neuro-torero - implanted a radio-controlled electrode inside the bull's brain (in the caudate nucleus area) and, in so doing, set a historical...
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Aug.16.2012
“Ninety-eight percent of the atoms in the body change every year.  The atoms in the bones, which are apparently so solid and permanent, are completely exchanged every three months.  The body’s skin is new every month, the stomach lining every four days, the surface cells that contact...
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Apr.13.2012
Mind is just another four-letter word.
pavel-somov's picture
Mar.20.2012
Measurement devices measure our expectations of what we are hoping to find.  They have to: as sense-extensions, they can only find the stimuli that we already know how to digest.  Nothing new here: Socrates talked about this with a slave boy named Meno way, way back.  Point is:...
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Mar.18.2012
It is said that the origin of it all is "space particles." If so, what was the origin of the space in between these primordial "space particles"? Space is a myth. Just like solidity is a myth.
pavel-somov's picture
Mar.12.2012
Sky looks like a pair of stone washed jeans.I'll let my mind wear them for a moment or two.
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Mar.08.2012
I keep hearing this curious statistic that one of every two hundred people alive today is related to Genghis Khan.  I am pretty sure that with my high cheek bones and almond shaped eyes, this Russian is one of the lucky ones.  It wouldn’t be a surprise, really – not after the 300 year...
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Mar.04.2012
"... the Initiation of Man into the Immemorial Mystery of the Open Secret of Being, revealed as the inevitable Vortex of Continuity.  Inevitable is the word.  Its motive is inherent - it is what has to be.  It is not for any love or hate, nor for joy nor sorrow, nor good nor ill....
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Feb.28.2012
There is a geometry to any presumed act of observation.  To observe an object, one has to be outside of it, separate from it.  But there can be no true separation: this Universe that you are has no holes of nothingness to separate itself from itself.  Without a margin of nothingness...