Columbus once wrote about an island where all the people had tails. Here’s some other things human’s got rid of…(sort of.)
My husband and I have a battle going on in the car: Tell me if this sounds familiar: He has a tendency to drive too close to the car in front of him. He KNOWS that’s a death waiting to happen, so why does he do it? For years I have wondered about this.
I am always shouting “HEY! SLOW DOWN! I WANT TO LIVE!”
If traffic ahead suddenly stops, I, in the passenger seat see it, but he doesn’t. WHY? Because he is, a man. His concentration is on everything around him. His peripheral vision is excitedly tuned in to just about everything. (Including all good looking women.) IF a helicopter should fly out of the sky in the blind spot of his car, he will take quick action and miss it.
He also does another thing…..he dares. Other drivers. Ladies? You know what I mean?
Needless to say, it’s a matter of extreme frustration to him when I hold my head down and cover my eyes. He thinks, he’s driving fine.
On the other hand, when I drive, I tend to focus on the car in front of me. And so, if someone is coming up behind or besides me, he sees them, and I don’t.
This causes the usual blaming and typical ‘WHAT ARE YOU DOING!” comments until one day, I figured it out. His brain was taking in all aspects of the scene except the front, my brain was taking in a more narrow view. And it was because of our brains.
Either way of driving could get us both killed. Now, we work together. I watch the front, he watches everything else.
So, let’s discuss something nobody is talking about these days:—Something that not too many people are reporting: The scientific FACT that men and women’s brains are VERY different. There are shades of gray of course, but on the whole..guess what? FACT: Your mother’s hormones flood your brain with testosterone in the womb if you are a boy and this shapes your man brain. Of course, mother nature does this all by herself, unless s of course, your mother is under great stress during the pregnancy, which if you are a boy, you might get blasted with a bit of estrogen, which will add a bit of the female to that brain. You might end up loving to shop for some unknown reason.
Here’s what the scientists have found:
Female brains are more lit up and colorful than male brains. On the whole female brains have 15 percent more blood flow than the males. Thus, far more cortical areas, are processing emotions in the female. The female also has a lot more connection between the two hemispheres of the brain This little nerve bridge that connects the two hemispheres is called the corpus callosum and these nerves in women are about 25 percent bigger.
Male brains tend toward more development of such complex spatial skills as mechanical design, measurement, direction, abstraction, and manipulation of physical objects. Testosterone surges have a special effect on spatial functions in the right hemisphere of the male brain. Because the man does not have the corpus collosum nerve connection between the two hemispheres, he doesn’t connects as many feelings to words, or even thoughts to words. If the feeling or thoughts needs to move from the right to the left hemisphere, it takes a while for men. While women use six or seven cortical areas for languages in both hemispheres. Men on average use about half the amount of words that women do.
Men have less serotonin than women, the chemical that calms us down. They also have less oxytocin, the empathy chemical. So men choose action first, talk later.
The male brain also does not hear as well.
That’s right ladies…you think he is ignoring you, but maybe he really didn’t hear you.
The amygdala and the hippocampus is also different. The hippocampus is why the female remembers how the husband was trying to hide his attraction to the female sitting next to him on the plane, and she remembers every single denial that he uttered as he practically went into a coma.
And this one is the one advantage that as a woman, I really don’t like: The female brain never rests. This is probably due to the fact that she was responsible to making sure the baby wasn’t eaten by the hidden panther in the cave while daddy slept.
Men on the other hand, can ZONE OUT. Men can take mental naps. That’s right. They can be watching football and ZONE OUT. NOTHING is going on there ladies.
Yes, it’s true. At times the men are just…not thinking anything.
For a good example of female and men brains at work, someday watch the morning FOX show called “Outnumbered.” The show has one man on, and he sits in the middle of four females who basically, never shut up.
They can’t help themselves.
The poor guys, just sit there quietly, and once in a while, when they think he can back up some point they have made, they let him talk.
Any man that goes on this show, should get a medal. Or more than likely, he doesn’t care if he talks, he’s just enjoying the view.
So, right now, my husband is killing someone in his video game, and if I went in and said something to him, he wouldn’t’ even hear it.
I could say, “I have been seeing Chris Pine while you are at work honey,” and he wouldn’t even blink. In fact, even if he did hear it, he would know I was kidding. No emotion whatsoever would surface on his face. A woman on the other hand, might emote over it for days even to the point of having a mental breakdown.
And that brings me to “bridge brains.”
A male brain that has some female aspects, or a female that has some male aspects.
Some conspiracy theories think they are putting female hormones in our water to make the world full of Obama’s pajamas boys. I’m not so sure they are wrong. As for Obama’s lame action against all threats to the United States? Who knows what tremendous stress his mother was going through while flying all over the world pregnant? Maybe pajama boy really IS Obama.
Having said that…it’s all the more reason that whatever brain you have, hang on to it! Especially if you are a man, playing video’s or watching football…tell your wife to go read a book, or go shopping…it’s your man brain controlling you and unless she wants to find herself a woman to live with— it is, what it is. We need all the male brains we can muster at this point.
And if you are a man…just let your wife talk away. Zone out.
After all, her poor brain just won’t let itself rest.
Have a little pity.
Tell me that they didn’t already know this:
Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations and not heredity or risky habits like smoking.
The researchers said on Thursday random DNA mutations accumulating in various parts of the body during ordinary cell division are the prime culprits behind many cancer types.
It’s amazing isn’t it? The truth appears before our eyes day after day, and yet, someone somewhere spends billions on research to verify what they already know to be true…in other words, DNA is fact. If your mother had breast cancer, odds are, you might get it too.
Every time you go to the doctor’s office you have to give your family’s medical history…and why is that? Because they ALREADY know this.
So here’s the question: If genetics is two-thirds of the reason you might get your parents disease, can we also conclude that you will also get other things from your parents like the proclivity to love to climb trees or play basketball, or have a higher IQ?
The Bell Curve authors were blasted out of the scientific community for saying that the Jews had the highest IQ’s of the human race, god forbid the facts should also support that. It’s not to say that some races are smarter than others, because, as Thomas Sowell has pointed out, in evolutionary sense of the world, geography has played a major part in the development of the different races, but if the proclivity to be 7’6″ tall, gives you an advantage to be on the winning NBA teams, then doesn’t the proclivity to be able to figure out schematics in your brain without a computer also come from some genetic DNA?
Of course it does.
Strokes run in my family, so when my doctor tells me I should be concerned about my heart, I always tell them right up front: “Doc, I will either die of a stroke or pneumonia, and if you want my heart, go ahead and take it….just be sure you don’t give it to a politician, genetically speaking. because–trust me–if given to a politician like Hillary Clinton. it would immediately stop beating.
And someday some scientist will tell you why.
Nobody Reads Email and BOOK:
If I was going to be in outer space for a while, I think I’d want Reid Wiseman up there with me. What a GREAT attitude!
Here’s a little something I thought fascinating from this morning’s read. It’s from an interview with John Lear, who was the son of the inventor of the Lear Jet, a pilot and X-CIA agent himself, who was taken to Area 51 with a man called Bob Lazar some time ago, and shown proof of UFO’s. Bob was hired to reverse engineer a downed UFO years ago, and Lear explains the technology of the energy fuel used by “aliens” below in this passage:
Lear also said that Bob Lazar gave him detailed accounts and descriptions of the work he was doing at S-4. “He was trying to reverse engineer the same system that propelled these craft hundreds of thousands of light years away.” To illustrate how Lazar explained it to him, Lear displayed a model of the propulsion generating system the create used the Lazar worked on. He took the domed cap off the model to show what looked like an upside down water spigot. Inside the cap covering the spigot was a piece of fuel called element 115. “Bob said that we have five hundred pound of this stuff at Los Alamos, ” Lear revealed.
John explained that the generator shoots protons in the tip of the element 115 fuel source, bumping the 115 up to element 116, at which point, because it is highly unstable, it instantly decays, releasing enormous amounts of energy. This incredible release of energy, according to what Lazar told Lear, allows the craft to violate the conventional laws of physics and travel at unheard-of speeds. In harnessing the energy, the speed of the craft is actually an illusion, because the craft doesn’t move through space in conventional ways, as an aircraft does, but moves space through and around it.
“What they do, “Lear said, “Is to pull space around them and wrap it around them and that’s what allows them to travel so quickly across the vast distances of space. They are not traveling through space, but pulling it towards them. ” He also explained that in pulling space, slipping it around the craft like a stream, the propulsion system also warped time inside the slipstream itself. It would give the perception that time was standing still.
Many people think UFO’s are just silly topics, and others think they are real.
As for me, I’m open-minded about it all. EVIDENTLY, they have no clue how to make this 115, or they do know, and have no plans to disrupt Google’s Windmills.
Just thought I’d share the passage, because I thought it would go along with this very fun video.
(From the book: UFO: Hunters, William J. Birnes)
I know I am suppose to get excited by moon eclipse, but I also know, that most people in the world, find it…just so boring.
Yes, I think it’s safe to say that only one percent of the population is getting excited by the fact that tomorrow morning, there will be a selenelion:
Tomorrow morning almost everyone on the east coast in the Americas, eastern Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Australia will get the rare opportunity to see a special type of lunar eclipse called a selenelion, or horizontal, lunar eclipse.
A selenelion only occurs when a lunar eclipse happens around the same time as sunrise. Because of its timing, observers have the chance to see both an eclipsed moon-set and sunrise simultaneously.
How do I know this? Because I remember years ago, I tried to get a handful of teenagers really excited about a full moon eclipse. It was a Saturday night, and many of them were hanging out in my house, as they tended to do on summer nights as my teenage son, loved to have them all gather at my house, and I keep telling them all that the event that was about to happen was pretty exciting.
You can imagine my surprise, as I watched the earth darken, the eerie shadow cast upon the earth, the almost surreal feel of the earth being engulfed upon a once in a lifetime event, as if the very cells in my body had oozed darkness inside my own warbled brain…and the teenagers around me said “Oh cool.” and went back to partying and telling jokes, and flirting with their girlfriends, the girlfriends laughing at their silly banter, not even looking up…and I remember shouting at them all…
“HEY! Don’t you realized how RARE it is to see a full moon eclipse?”
And one of the girls said “really?” as if I had made the whole thing up, and went back to looking at her nails. They were actually bothered by the fact that it got too dark and they had to WAIT till it was over.
So, if you are one of the few who even try to witness (or can) this rare event coming up in just a few hours…
Consider yourself one of the few remaining people on the planet who do.
I —-will probably be asleep.
Where creativity comes from. You can read all the neurology books you want, the latest research, and they STILL don’t know why some people are more creative than others. When they say robots are going to take over the world…think again. Do you really think a robot will be as creative as a human?
Only by transplant.
(Although, I wouldn’t mind replacing Joe Biden with one.)
I was watching a documentary on Jimi Henricks last night, and remembering that I once saw him onstage, perform this very song. He was amazing to watch.
Jimi Hendricks could not only play the guitar in his sleep, he was incredibly original–from his clothes to the sound of his feedback, he did it all HIS way. No other guitar players sounded like him.
I don’t know how many millions of people dropped acid when they went to see Jimmy, but I bet some of those people are running the country right now.
When Einstein said that imagination was worth more than knowledge, I think he was talking about creativity. If you ask the really creative people, they have no clue where their ideas come from, most will say, it just comes from out of the blue. And as you will hear, the planet needs them, more than ever.
I found this video today on Glenn Becks’ site, and I enjoyed it so VERY much…I wanted everyone to see it, and especially anyone who reads this blog.
Sir Ken Robinson gave this talk at a TED gathering in California, where lots of brilliant minds get together and do talks on most everything.
Ken talks about how creativity is being destroyed in all school systems all over the world, and he’s right.
He’s also extremely funny, creative, and just like Jimi Henrick, puts his thoughts into YOUR head, like nobody else does.
So, I hope you can find the twenty minutes of your life, which if you are like me, is a lot….and watch this guy…I did. And now, I’m a big fan.
Here’s a Hovercraft made by some guy for his kids using a vacuum that the kid can control.
Now, tell me, why is the world are our scientists not developing hovercraft cars?
Is it really all about oil? Is it really all about the power and the money?
Of course it is.
The other day at my local pool, the mother of a boy who used to hang out quite a lot with my son, was telling a story to a group of women…
“And THEN he told me that when he spent the night, they stayed up until THREE IN THE MORNING watching fallen stars on her ROOF!”
Okay. Call me bad. I saw nothing wrong with taking a few blankets, some snacks, and two 8-year-olds up on a roof to watch a meteor shower. We had a blast, between the three of us we counted over 200 sightings. But it still bugs that poor woman to this day. Imagine if some meteor had fallen on my house! I mean, it’s not as if I wasn’t making sure they didn’t ‘fall’ off.
Does she think I did that for the kids? HA! No, she knew me all too well. I wanted some company. Besides, everyone should do that at least once in life, and kids never forget it either.
I only wish I had a group of 8-year-olds this weekend to join me in sky watching…I don’t. But, that shouldn’t stop YOU!
I seem to be more right-brained–according to this video…how about you?
I also think the brain is much more complex than this simple test, but it’s fun.
EVERYBODY’s—-All over the world.
Yes, compared to the Homo Sapiens, our brains are puny. There are as many theories about this as scientist so—- here are the most popular:
- Men who had more muscle needed bigger brains. They also had to ‘think’ a lot more, because simply surviving was really hard. (Nobody adds, they also have larger brains than women. Sorry girls)
Because our brains are getting smaller, we are actually, stupider.
When animals are domesticated, their brains also shrink. Therefore, because man became domesticated, his brain also, shrunk.
One scientist, (obviously a progressive) said :”NO! we are actually getting smarter because our brains are more compact!”
Since the brain gobbles up 20 percent of the calories we eat, a larger brains needs more meat. Sitting around at the computer all day requires very little energy. We should present this to Congress to support the fact, that we all need MORE protein…not less. (And my other mind remembers what my husband always says when I say this, which I can’t repeat here.)
And by the way, some scientists think the REASON the brain grew so large is because man went from eating berries to eating MEAT.
BUT…in the end, studies show that the bigger the brain the higher the IQ. Brain volume really does correlate with intelligence, which is why I plan to adopt an elephant when I win the lottery.
And on that note, I’d like to see the brain of the guy who conned the European Union out of billions of dollars in order to build the first human brain. Henry Markran says he is going to need even MORE money, and I believe him!..His brain is working well.
As for the rest of us? What do you think? Are we all dumber now? If we look at our leaders, I think the answer is obvious, don’t you?
There is one good thing that I got from this information: If you doctor wants you to go on a diet , you can now say…
“But doc! I HAVE to eat a lot to keep my big heavy brain in top shape!”
Michelle Obama will just have to deal with it.
(From Discover Magazine: THE BRIAN)
I have a friend who thinks this is just the coolest thing he’s ever seen, and what’s funny, is that today I was watching a program on the History Channel–and some geneticist scientist, who was splicing different genes from different species to make more or less monsters, said, she just thought it was so ‘cool.’ that she could do that.
Have we come to the point in science that we do stuff just because we can, and it’s cool?
For instance, would you buy this car?
Sure, the way the door go under the car
is cool: But is it practical? Picture that car pulling up to the castle in a heavy downpour. The rain would BLAST into the car, getting the seats, the floor, the dashboard, not to mention everybody sitting in it, soaking wet. When getting out of a car now, only a small space is exposed to the outside and you can hop out in a flash, shut the door quickly, and be off.
But: More importantly, what if you are in a car accident? Your door is jammed. It won’t go down. It won’t go up. You can’t get out. The gas tank explodes.
You’ll more than likely: burn up.
And yet, obviously whomever put the money into making this car thought it was ‘cool’ regardless of its setbacks. And someday, when hybrid humans are walking the planet, and we have members of the species who are abominations to nature, will we all look back and say:
“Look! He has gills! That’s just so cool!”
It’s in. Finally, after billions have been spent on trying to prove that women are just the same as men, somebody figured it out. (Although, wisely, these scientist will not reveal their names because of the fear of the feminist backlash.)
Hey, our brains are different. Who knew?
According to this article in The Independent
Researchers found that many of the connections in a typical male brain run between the front and the back of the same side of the brain, whereas in women the connections are more likely to run from side to side between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
This also explain why men can skate backwards while watching a hockey puck.
Along with that extreme advance in medical science, they gave us a few pictures, where we look deeply into the different brains: The scientists decided to look into this study simply because they couldn’t understand why their wives did not understand why their husbands would rather watch football or play video games than take them shopping. It also explains why the cell phone was invented. Women need to communicate while they’re shopping.
But….there is one finding that this nobody found puzzling:
“Men tend to outperform women involving spatial tasks and motor skills – such as map reading – while women tend to better in memory tests, such as remembering words and faces, and social cognition tests, which try to measure empathy and “emotional intelligence”.
Every man I have ever known could not read a map. Worse…they refuse to read maps, ask directions, or even READ directions. It’s been a problem since Attila the Hun got lost in the Swiss Alps. If only he had listened to his wife, China today, would have found their way to the moon by now, and we would all be speaking Chinese.
Anyway, I don’t know why we are all so excited by this news, because, according to other scientists we have the brains of pigs and monkeys. Nobody Thinks they will soon find out that pigs brains are wired front to back, and chimps brains are wired side to side, because everybody knows, chimps are much better communicators than pigs. And pigs like to eat. Lots.
And that’s why they deserve to be citizens and given Obamaphones.
This was reported on July 30, 2013, by NASA. Nobody suggests that Al Gore might want to redo his hockey stick….Yes Al..there is a bigger ball of gas in the universe than you, and hopefully, it hits you in the head.
This morning on the local radio station, there was a discussion on the big problem we have with the low-income students not being able to get help, when a progressive educational public school system cannot seem to teach them anything. Richer people can afford to get Johnny a tutor when he cannot seem to understand fuzzy math, but not the poor kid. I was waiting for the conclusion that “We need to spend MORE money on the poor kids.”
A minute later, I picked up the book I was reading (The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan) and read this;
“Science is more than a body of knowledge: it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time–when the United States is a service and information economy: when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries: when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues: when the people have lost the ability to see their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority: when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.
The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30-second sound bite (now down to seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentation on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance. As I write this, the number one videocassette rental in America is the move Dumb and Dumber. “Beavis and Butthead” remain popular (and influential ) with young TV viewers. The plain lesson is that study and learning–not just of science, but of anything are avoidable even undesirable.”
Carl makes an excellent point. The reason Obama got elected, was because the majority of our population would rather watch Vampire and Zombie programs then read a book, or delve deeper into Obama’s sound bites: whether they are true or not.
Our schools have shaped our kids to be zombies, listening to sound bites of movie stars and politicians who cannot even add.
Every President says he is going to fix our schools, and no President ever does. And our kids know it. What kind of future can a kid dream of today?
The book was written in 1996. It’s now 2013. Mr. Sagan used science to predict the future.
And he wouldn’t be surprised to know: Zombies are among us now.