Archive for September 9th, 2007

Why participate in the rat race?

| September 9, 2007 | Reply
Why participate in the rat race?

Here’s an elegant and well-written vignette contrasting two views of what it means to achieve wealth and meaning in one’s life.  

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Pouring on that Texas charm in Iraq

| September 9, 2007 | 1 Reply
Pouring on that Texas charm in Iraq

Check out these bizarre photos of our Commander in Chief during his recent visit to Iraq. These photos are posted by Abu Aardvark, along with some provocative commentary. 

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Autistics are immune to contagious yawning

| September 9, 2007 | 3 Replies
Autistics are immune to contagious yawning

What it means is not certain. I read of this study at Mindhacks.   The researchers suggest that this study supports the claim that “contagious yawning and the capacity of empathy share common neural and cognitive mechanisms.”

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And now . . . a little shadow puppet show

| September 9, 2007 | 1 Reply
And now . . . a little shadow puppet show

Don’t scoff at the concept of a “shadow puppet show” until you actually see it. It’s pretty amazing:

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