Neurotopia

Archives for July, 2007

I realize this post lacks purpose. I’m just excited…

Yes, that title is a bit ostentatious. But the foods we eat contain many compounds that can be beneficial to brain health. One strategy for optimizing our brains for long-term peak performance is to identify these compounds and discover how they are beneficial. Head-healthy chemicals have previously been isolated from curries and spices before, and…

SchadenFriday Campaign Edition

Thomas Kinkade is the Devil

Kinkade, the self-professed “painter of light”, is known to be a rather boorish businessperson, to put it politely. I have long been uncomfortable, however, looking at the hackneyed Hallmark “art” he produces, but I could never understand why. Could it be that Thomas Kinkade, aka painter of light aka Lucifer, the light-bearer, be the source…

It looks like somebody either never heard of Dover, or refused to learn from their lesson. It seems the local ID supporters of Chesterfield County aren’t happy: So far, the official actions of the CCSB have been limited to issuing a rather vague and confusing statement. ID proponents had hoped to influence the selection of…

That durned 8 things tag

I just noticed a comment in my Undergraduate Research Changed My Life post from a friend of mine; Camilo at Mercurical tagged me with the “8 Things” meme. Ok ok ok. I should just jump on this bandwagon as well. After all, Wilkins is doing it, and Tara at Aetiology issued a blanket tag for…

The Alliance for Science, a wonderful group of which I am a member, has a link about a survey that examines public perception of the new Creation Museum. Having recently visited the Propoganda Ministry Museum myself, I was very underwhelmed. I will report my experiences there in a future post replete with pictures. I feel…

existential deer

I recently posted three “Basics”-style blurbs about menopause and hormone therapy (HT). If you missed it, they are here, here, and here. The field has gone through a lot of upheaval since the WHI studies in 2002, and I would just like to share my thoughts on how to approach where we stand now. These…

Simpson’s Avatar Bandwagon

I’m pretty hyped to see The Simpsons Movie, so of course I have to jump on the “make your own avatar bandwagon”. Here’s me, rendered as a Simpson’s character…