Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

Praise Bacon! And May Bacon Be With You Always.

Escuse me, sir. Can you spare a few moments to talk about Bacon? United Church of Bacon | Praise Bacon! And May Bacon Be With You Always. The United Church of Bacon founders have set forth a general mission. First and foremost, Praise Bacon! (Even if you don’t like bacon – gasp – all you have to […]

Drink unfiltered coffee

Reading this compelled me to make a pot of what my dad called “Sheepherder’s Coffee”, otherwise known as cowboy coffee. He learned to make coffee that way hanging out with guys in southern Idaho, and he made coffee that way every morning, frequently letting it boil over and making a mess on the stove. It […]

The Bicameral Mind Theory

I recently read Jaynes’ The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind and really enjoyed it. You need nothing more to recommend it than the following quote from Richard Dawkins. “It is one of those books that is either complete rubbish or a work of consummate genius, nothing in between! Probably the […]

People are not right-brained or left-brained

It’s true that different parts of the brain typically provide different functions. It’s just that the idea that some people are dominated by their right hemisphere turns out be conclusively wrong. But let me mix in another idea. It’s possible that thousands of years ago, minds weren’t so integrated and there were people who were […]

More evidence about poor sleep making you fat

If you need another reason to get good sleep, here it is. Poor sleep makes food more appealing – health – 07 August 2013 – New Scientist If there was ever a study not to lose sleep over, it’s this one. People deprived of a good night’s rest are more likely to experience changes in […]

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