Human Memory Human memory is a very squirrely concept. Everybody has memories of studying hard for a test, and getting a C. This is case of knowing exactly what to remember, but not being able to remember this effectively. Other times things happen unexpectedly, and don’t know how to remember this. […]

## The Death of Hippocrates

Health Expo I went to this health expo a few weeks ago. It was kind of non-main stream expo, mostly supplements, lots of homeopathic based medicine. They had a lot of booths, mostly books and supplements. They also had a lot of talks, some by doctors, some by dieticians, but they were […]

## Lion Debt and Extinction Events

Hunting Documentary I saw this interesting documentary about lions and how they hunt. Lions, like all other animals, have instincts that are calibrated for their environment. And like all other animals, they need to energy to survive, and they have to expend energy to survive. This is essentially the difference between any […]

## Energy Harvesting Strategies

Origins Of Imperialism Human imperialism has been around for a long time, in a lot of different forms, and under a lot of names. Imperialism, of course, is when large societies have become empires are specifically and strategically attempting conquest. But even smaller bands of raiders like the Vikings of the middle ages […]

## Infinite Goal Pursuits

Approaching Infinity There are certain mathematical functions that are only interesting around infinity. Of course, since infinity is not really anything that we can think about, we have to think about this in abstract terms. So these mathematical functions can’t really be solved, like normal algebraic equations, where X is some specific number […]

## CIA Remote Seduction

Lame Sci Fi Movie I saw what I thought was going to be an interesting movie the other night but I ended up not even finishing it. It had an interesting concept, but this turned out to be a gimmick. One that wasn’t enough to overcome the weak story and character development. […]

## White Bear Triangles

Geometry Origin Story Euclid was an old school mathematician who came up with several geometric principles that still hold true today. Many of these are intuitive, and Euclid came up with these ideas simply by imagination. And many of these seem very true, without needing any proof. If you were to take […]

## Hidden Insanity Revealed

Differential Equations I had this really cool differential equations teacher once. He would always be halfway through an equation and then he’d stop and tell a story. They weren’t the kind of stories that helped to illustrate the underlying idea of the equation. It was just that he would be talking about […]

## Jesus Pyramid Scheme

Happy Hour Taquitos I went to my local bar a couple of weeks ago. They have a pretty good happy hour. Drinks aren’t really all that cheap, but between 4 and 7 they have a free appetizer buffet. It’s not healthy, it’s the same kind of stuff you’d find in the frozen […]

## Science, Magic and Brainwashing

Doctor Lecture I was watching an interesting lecture by this doctor a few weeks ago. He was talking about how, when he first was a doctor working in the ER, he remembered having more compassion for some patients and less compassion for other patients. This was because he assumed that some patients were […]

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