Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

Archives for July, 2006

One more reason NOT to go to Kentucky (as if I needed another one?)….. A 25 million dollar “creationist” museum, which depicts people walking around with dinos. Mark Looy, a vice president at Answers in Genesis, said the museum has received at least $21 million in private donations. He said two anonymous donors have given…

Over at The Examining Room of Dr. Charles, he’s got a fun little link you should try! You upload a picture of yourself, and a program analyzes your facial structure and then compares it to a database of celebrities. So, after uploading a picture of myself, here’s who the program said I resembled. The percentages…

Almost as inevitable as evolution is the law that states, where there are stupid naive people, there will be someone to hustle them. People were persuaded to buy a powder which they could allegedly turn into “Magic Cheese“, said to make skin look younger and to be highly valuable. The powder, called Yo Flex and…

The residents of this community should be happy that this wasn’t a flock of chattering African Greys! Although I bet their cars were covered in “surprises” the next day.

Professor Donald Broom, of the University of Cambridge’s School of Veterinary Medicine, said: “The more we look at the cognitive abilities of animals, the more advanced they appear, and the biggest leap of all has been with parrots.” Meet N’kisi, a captive bred, hand raised Congo African Gray Parrot. He is 4-1/2 years old, and…

Nothing’s Rotten in Denmark?

Apparantly, the residents of Denmark are the happiest in the world, and the resident of Burundi Africa are the unhappiest. America’s #23 in the world, Britian is in the 40s. UPDATE: Check out how this correlates with the recent rankings of evolution acceptance here.

A comment I got today. Warning! The below ranting is extremely assinine and/or stupifying!!!!! I dare you to post this ‘truth’ and exposure of your criminal intentions: You, like Adolph Hitler, and like Bin-Laden’s suicide pilots, have been implanted with foreign thought forms by psychiatrists, and are a puppet of the forces of ev il.…

Updated Blog Roll

Its been a long time coming, but I have finally updated my blogroll with some interesting new sites that I have noticed lately. The main way I find new blogs is through my commenters, so if you want a link, leave a comment and your blog url! I read every comment and go to every…

Adventures in Science and Ethics raised an interesting question today: How are graduate student getting their education funded? When I was first interviewing at graduate programs, I was astounded at the variability in their offered “recruitment package.” It often had very little to do with prestige of the university, cost of living in the city,…

The 18-year-old French woman was hospitalized with scaly skin on her legs and hands, appearing unsteady and mentally sluggish, doctors said. They found the condition puzzling, especially since the woman’s twin sister displayed similar, but less severe, symptoms and there was no family history of the problem, the doctors reported in this week’s New England…