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Educating Autistics

Asperger’s dropped from revised diagnosis manual | General Headlines | Comcast xfinity.comcast.net Asperger’s will be dropped from the next revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the book that standardizes diagnostic criteria for mental illness. Brilliant. By eliminating an autism spectrum, the psychiatrists will be encouraging discrimination against “Aspies” (their word for […]

Goodbye, Dewey Decimal

I’ve discovered that the Dewey Decimal System is too exact for what I am doing here. I’ll be changing the categories to something simpler and deleting some tags too.  Related Taxonomy   Believe it or not, I’m still  redoing the categories… Dewey Decimal System Almost six years after beginning this blog I have realized… YARPP […]

Epiphanies

Cthulhu: Genetic risk and stressful early infancy join to increase risk for schizophrenia Me: Dr. Fuller Torrey says schizophrenia caused by cat shit. Pfffft! Cthulhu: Ah, the Toxoplasmosis link? Yeah, I’m a little wary about that myself. I’d have to see more data on that published than has been. Me: Empirical data shows that sometimes […]

Death Panels

Your private insurance company decides when you die, not the government.  Related Mental Health Rules Put in Bailout http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/financialsvcs_dem/essabill.pdf The above link is to the full text of… Pathologizing Poverty The 2002 report of the US Surgeon General says that… Back in the Saddle Again I haven’t been blogging for quite a while. There’s no… […]

Lamento Di Arianna by Monteverdi

Lamento Di Arianna by Monteverdi (1608) Arianna has been abandoned, left to die on the island of Naxos by her lover Theseus. Arianna’s despair is conveyed most eloquently. The opera itself has been lost to time but this achingly beautiful aria has survived and is still performed. This lament reshaped the nascent genre of opera […]

Mouse Song

Male mice sing ultrasonic songs. I’d like to hear them. Singing Mice, Songbirds, and More: Models for FOXP2 Function and Dysfunction in Human Speech and Language Although the most widely appreciated vocalizations of mice are audible, it has been known for several decades that mice and other rodents also vocalize at ultrasonic frequencies. In the […]

“middle income” vs. “the middle class”

void57 Romney says “middle income,” $200K-250K. Obama says “the middle class,” $19K to $91K. They aren’t even speaking the same language! [Source]  Related Taxpayers foot the bill for the uninsured void57 #thisweek Doctors and hospitals shouldn’t get a tax writeoff… Twitter: As for physics… void57 As for physics, what does reality look like when… Democratic […]

TFTD: Shark Week

  Live every week like it’s shark week.   Photo credit: Source: Flickr Author: WIlly Volk  Related The Relative Risk of Shark Attacks to Humans Yes, but a chainsaw doesn’t look at you with black,… Mouse Song Male mice sing ultrasonic songs. I’d like to hear them…. In Spiritus Sanctum To the Native Americans, breath […]

My 1990s Reading List

Found an partial list of books I read in the late ’90s to early ’00s. In some cases I had read earlier books in a set and included them in the same year. In the interest of actually publishing the blog entry, many entries have no Amazon link yet. 4/1997, J. Frøyland, Introduction to Chaos […]

Twitter: As for physics…

void57 As for physics, what does reality look like when one doesn’t know the first thing about math or classical mechanics? Oh, right, God. [Source]  Related Taxpayers foot the bill for the uninsured void57 #thisweek Doctors and hospitals shouldn’t get a tax writeoff… “middle income” vs. “the middle class” void57 Romney says “middle income,” $200K-250K. […]

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