Monthly Archives: January 2014

THE INTELLIGENT PLANT. Scientists debate a new way of understanding flora.

Fascinating article about the “intelligence” and “neurology” of plants.  I’ve found it intriguing that plants secreet stress hormones, similar to animals, when they are attacked or hurt or in fear.  Unfortunately for thoughtful humans, there is no way to survive … Continue reading

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We Aren’t the World.

A few of my friends tipped me off to this article published nearly a year ago.  Still relevant, especially for those who have been through graduate programs.  It provides a rather rare, though relevant, entry point to the discussion concerning … Continue reading

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The role of nature and nurture in human aggression

When females have better life situations while pregnant and while children are young, their children, especially males, are less aggressive. “To solve the aggression problems, which are mainly a male problem, we need to focus on females….If you ameliorate the … Continue reading

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“I got 99 problems… palsy is just one”

Maysoon Zayid is a breath of fresh air.  One of her funniest statements from her TED talk was, “If there was an oppression Olympics I would win the gold medal.  I’m Palestinian, I’m Muslim, I’m female, I’m disabled, and I … Continue reading

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“Noah…Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House” Moses 8; Genesis 6 – 11

My scripture studies article on Moses 8 and Genesis 6-11 is here.  Quote from the opening paragraphs: “The great cataclysmic flood wherein “Noah…prepared an ark to the saving of his house” is one of the most well known stories in the … Continue reading

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Mummies from a lost lost medieval Christian kingdom that flourished in the Nile Valley

“A 900-year-old medieval crypt, containing seven naturally mummified bodies and walls covered with inscriptions, has been excavated in a monastery at Old Dongola, the capital of a lost medieval kingdom that flourished in the Nile Valley.“

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Depression, the secret we share

Depression is such a terrible disease that hurts so many!  Insightful, moving TED talk on the subject: “Depression, the secret we share“

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