He’s associated damage to the temporal lobe with psychopathic killers. The epigenetic effects, brain damage, and environments appears to be an MAOA variant on the X chromosome with experiencing violence around 3 years old. Males only get the X from their mother. Men are much more likely. Girls get one X from mother and one from… Continue reading TED Talk: Dangers of Serotonin
George and I talked about this some last night. Nature vs Nurture… I tend to think of both as bottlenecks for human development. The debate about which does more to me makes as much sense as debating which is better for a web application: Apache or MySQL? Both are involved and affect the end results.… Continue reading Smart Boys
Apparently singing to females makes male birds happy by triggering certain parts of their brains. Video games, chocolate, and some drugs like cocaine are associated with similarly creating happiness. How are you stimulating your VTA?
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley My review rating: 5 of 5 stars Darwin’s theory of natural selection opened a can of worms. Matt Ridley adds to the support for the case by attempting to explain: Why sexual and not asexual reproduction? Why males and females? Why do… Continue reading Book Review – The Red Queen
The previous post regarding the FBI checking on whether a photographer was Middle Eastern reminded me…. The Civil Rights Movement occurred before I was born. However, my parents were afflicted by blatantly racist laws which continued for decades. State anti-miscegenation law  at the time prohibited White females from marrying outside of their race. Since… Continue reading Has Anything Changed?
Much of my adolescence was spent bullying my male peers with snide remarks. While, I don’t think there is one kind of humor, I can see part of humor coming from male hormones. Creatures with horns butt heads. We human males use humor to express our dominance. The best is the sly offhand comment where… Continue reading Never Go in Against a Sicilian When Death Is on the Line
On failure. (tags: research science) Hey, Young Americans, Here’s a Text for You (tags: democracy) Personal Learning Environments – the future of eLearning? (tags: education learning online_learning)
An old friend has changed his name. His new name is mostly (if not fully) maternal in origin. He will retain his middle name which he now goes by as his given name. His old first name and surname came from his dad’s family. As he and his dad rarely get along, changing the name… Continue reading Name Change