Posts tagged with science
12 March 2014 - The glue of delusion
Says Stephen Asma: “If you want to get rid of religion, you can’t ARGUE it out of existence with rationality. Instead, you have to “feed” the hungry emotions something new as a healthier replacement. The emotional brain has a voracious and different dietary appetite than the rational brain.” It got me thinking a bit. Striving […]
15 March 2011 - Ever wanted to see the inside of my eyeballs?
Here is your opportunity! Lucky you! The white bits are the optic nerve. The darker section is the macula, and in the middle, my fovea. The good news is, they’re in good shape. Apparently the white sheeny stuff is reflection from the vitreous. Gross, huh!
11 March 2011 - Attention very angry man in the van behind me!
There is a really good reason why I’m driving fairly slowly and leaving a large gap in front of me on the Warringah Freeway. Believe it or not, I’m doing you a favour – you and everyone in the lane behind. When driving in heavy traffic, patterns of stop-start movement will emerge; sometimes because of […]
22 January 2011 - It’s a very small world, really.
On the outside crust of this tiny little dot, we hang about in a layer of gas which gets too thin to breathe in far less distance upward than the commute from my house to to my work. Can’t we all just get along? And keep this place nice for ourselves and those yet to […]
18 June 2010 - The pull of the planets. Pull pull pull.
I usually can’t be bothered pointing out superstition and debunking it. When people ask me what star-sign I am, I generally let them know I’m a Cancer. Such a question is generally followed up with some kind of observation about my personality that fits with the Cancer-ian dealy. Or an exclamation about some other reason […]
1 May 2010 - sinus facts!
You may or may not be aware that I’ve had noggin trouble for the past month or so. Consequently, I’ve become a little preoccupied with sinuses and their buried mysteries. Sinus is a generic term derived from latin – it means ‘fold’ or ‘pocket’. What ‘sinuses’ generally refer to are the paranasal sinuses, a collection of […]