Neurotopia

Archives for August, 2006

On the heels of an earlier paper review comes another journal submission. This one was substantially worse than the other paper; the last was overall pretty good but came with some obvious inadequacies of choice. Not so with this one, and I was forced to reject it outright. Hopefully I can help people with their…

The takedown intro has been posted at The Panda’s Thumb. If the server’s down, keep checking in. Over the next week or two, various bloggers will pick apart the different chapters and expose this trash for what it is; a coffee table book for the sycophantic zombies among us. While I predict it will have…

SchadenFriday: Macaca moron-a

Without a doubt, Senator George Allen’s gift that keeps on giving. Looking over Mr. Sidarth’s numbers in the article, I see further proof that we monkeys are destined to reclaim the planet from you lowly H. sapiens.

Peer-reviewing a submitted article can be an interesting process. On one hand, you get a chance to glimpse the latest findings in the field before they even become public (outside of the data appearing in an abstract or on a conference poster). There is also the challenge of putting your mind to the grindstone; a…

Evil Needs a New Pair of Shoes

As I posted Saturday, I’m on a quest to get myself back into tip-top physical condition for my upcoming Thai boxing test. To do this I need to set goals for myself. I’m going to enlist the help of my readers on this one! Warning: half-nekkid monkeys ahead

Looks like yet another interesting toxin was found, this time in a venomous snail. This discovery comes from the lab of an old player in the field, who apparently discovered the conotoxin that is used in Prialt.

One Night In Bangkok

Another interesting twist in my life is at the gym. It turns out that Kru Scott is sufficiently satisfied with my progress and prior exposure that he’s going to let me skip the Level I test and go straight to Level II. This means I get to cut at least a full year off my…

Today is the One Year Anniversary of my Ph.D. The last couple weeks I’ve had what I thought might be Frodo-like anxiety aftereffects, and was briefly concerned that I might also have been pierced by a Morgul blade, bitten by a giant spider, and have Phantom Limb from where my finger was bitten off by…

Great Responsibility

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Thank you, George Allen

As every Evil Monkey knows, you’ve bestowed upon a student from UVA a great honor. S.R. Sidarth, a senior at the University of Virginia, had been trailing Allen with a video camera to document his travels and speeches for the Webb campaign. During a campaign speech Friday in Breaks, Virginia, near the Kentucky border, Allen…