My Fat Newts

I figured I would post a few pictures of my eastern newts.  They seem to be doing quite well. I have had these guys in my terrarium for about 9-10 months now.  There are actually 5 in the tank but…

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The Neuropsychological Implications of Interhemispheric Communication

The Neuropsychological Implications of Interhemispheric Communication

“I believe it then to be entirely unphilosophical, and tending to important errors, to speak of the cerebrum as one organ…The two hemispheres of the brain are really…two distinct and entire organs… as fully perfect in all its parts…as the…

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The great snowman of 2012/2013

Every year for the past few years my siblings and I have gone out after the first snowfall of pack-able snow and crafted large snowman. Every year our creations have gotten bigger and bigger and this year was no exception, it is…

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The Transition Toward More Biology Based Methodology of Diagnosis in Mental Health

                           Biopsychology, psychobiology, behavioral neuroscience, physiological psychology, neurobiologist, neuropsychology, neuroscience; these are all different terms for describing fields of study that evaluate the relationship between the physical and…

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Gate Keepers and Publishers: Out with the old and in with the new

Old models of media distribution are going to collapse.  There is an ever decreasing need for the “middle man” as means of production and distribution continue to be streamlined and available to the public.  One example of this is book…

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My thoughts on copyright

Read about my thoughts on emerging technology in the book publishing industry and what that might mean for content creators: http://bit.ly/UhXGCR I am going to attempt to lay out what I currently know regarding U.S. Copyright law and how I…

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My Return To An Old Classic

Read more about my adventures through Norath in part 2: The Saga Continues Part 2: My Return To EverQuest (Project 1999) The other day I wrote a long post about The failures of modern day MMOs and throughout the process nostalgia kicked in….

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Amphetamine and Methamphetamine Abuse Among HIV Positive Patients

Amphetamine and Methamphetamine Abuse Among HIV Positive Patients

I assisted in some behavioral neuroscience research a few years back utilizing HIV transgenic rats and ended up writing a paper on HIV and Amphetamine/Methamphetamine abuse for my abnormal psychology class as a result.  Here it is, let me know…

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Epigentics and Marriage: Implications In Divorce?

Here is a somewhat rough paper from the spring of 2009 where I needed to briefly describe an experiment that touched on social psychology.  I ended up writing about marriage and epigenetics.  Sitting in class a couple weeks ago I heard the…

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Soundslice.com to expand to sheet music (standard notation) in the coming months

Anyone interested in music should take notice of the up and coming website http://www.soundslice.com/ created by two guitar players from Chicago, Adrian Holvaty and PJ Maklin. The best way to really get a feel for the magic that Adrian and PJ have…

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Synesthesia

I have decided that I might as well get some use out of my old papers from undergrad/grad school so I will slowly be going back and posting them to my blog after I quickly review and make any necessary…

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Are There Too Many People on the Planet?

Are There Too Many People on the Planet?

Peter Kareiva recently published a disjointed article on the topic of population size on http://www.conservationmagazine.org/. The article appears to be a poor attempt to dismantle a position he admits to holding himself. Dr. Kareiva projects his feelings of inconvenience being the cause…

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The Conflation of Culture and Race; Also Some Thoughts On Multi-Culturalism And Cultural Relativism

The Conflation of Culture and Race; Also Some Thoughts On Multi-Culturalism And Cultural Relativism

I think part of what causes a lot of our trouble in dealing with social issues in this country (USA) and also around the world is rooted in the widespread acceptance of cultural relativism and our general conflation of race…

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Urbanization And Dense Population Centers – A Good Idea?

According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2008 was the first year in human history that more than half of the worlds population was living some kind of urban center (towns or cities). This trend of increasing urbanization is…

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The failures of modern day MMOs

The failures of modern day MMOs

This post kicked off my return to classic everquest on the Project 1999 server. Read about my exploits and the server in my ongoing series. Part one: My Return to an Old Classic and part two: The Saga Continues Part 2: My Return…

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Clogged Drains – Zip-It – Video!

I cleaned my girlfriends clogged drains the other day. Depending on your disposition the video is either satisfying or disgusting. I was using one of these: Highly recommended, it worked well and the drains are flowing much smoother now! 00000

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Google Drones: Some background

WWF just received a $5,000,000 grant from Google’s new Global Impact Awards to develop and deploy ,among other things, “remote aerial survey systems” or drones. I thought I would take a stab at explaining the possible origins of this award and…

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Cards Against Humanity: Pay What You Want Holiday Expansion Pack + Classic Is Back In Stock On Amazon

I just thought I would throw this together after stumbling across the Cards Against Humanity: Pay What You Want Holiday Expansion Pack. You can place an order here.  https://cahxmas.herokuapp.com/ Yes. You can order this expansion pack for free should you…

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Limits: We Cannot Grow Forever

Limits: We Cannot Grow Forever

Growth Growth Growth. Everywhere you look in the media today everything is all about growth.  Job growth. Economic growth.  Energy growth. Very rarely do I see anyone responsibly talking about limits and what those limits necessarily mean. We live on…

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Finding my niche

As I play around with blogging and youtubing I am starting to realize that if I want to turn this into anything more than my just posting random things now and then and essentially no one seeing it I need…

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