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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 […]

Dewey Decimal System

Almost six years after beginning this blog I have realized that a blog is more easily browsed if the categories are predefined and logical rather than added haphazardly as new posts require new categories. For that reason I’ve decided to use the Dewey Decimal System. The Library of Congress Classification Outline (LCC) is more widely […]

On Meddling

“Is it not in the nature of complex social systems to go wrong, all by themselves, without external cause? Look at overpopulation, look at Calhoun’s famous model, those overcrowded colonies of rats and their malignant social pathology, all due to their own skewed behavior. Not at all, is my answer. All you have to do […]

Animals As Intelligent Beings

Tuning into your pet’s needs – BlogPaws My cat turned me on to a new blog for pet owners called BlogPaws. There is some mention of a conference for bloggers, writers and pet supply companies. The first emphasis brought to my attention was the SEO aspect of writing a blog. kittehboi.com is a fun blog, […]

Christophobia

“Vocatus atque non vocatus… deus aderit Called or not called , GOD will be present.” — Inscription on Gravestone of Professor Dr. Carl G. Jung, Kusnacht, Switzerland Quoted from Heaven’s Register Have you read any Jung? Jung was a medical doctor whose father was a philospher and pastor. Jung believed that God is not “out […]

TFTD: Thinks you think up

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” — Dr. Suess  Related TFTD – on persuasion TFTD – Gimmicks and gadgets TFTD from The Hacker’s Diet TFTD: Self-reflection TFTD: Sin YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by

Let’s Burn Something

The Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act X-Originating-IP: [209.158.227.171] From: RepGerber@pahouse.net Reply-To: info@pahouse.net Subject: Energy crisis demands action now Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 10:00:13 -0400 Energy crisis demands action now As the war in Iraq continues, energy and fuel costs rise and America’s energy consumption continues to cause climate change, the need for a […]

Waking the Dead

UPenn’s Center for Resuscitation Science Interesting web site. It’s about how we define the moment of death. They are turning Emergency Medicine on its head. If you have advance directives, a living will or a DNR order, it’s because you don’t want to wind up a vegetable after a medical emergency or because you have […]

Geometry Puzzle

Fun conversation. Just wanted to share. The boss sent me a geometry puzzle as revenge for one I sent him to solve. I shared it with my favorite philosopher. This conversation ensued. ME, quoting the boss: You have a rectangular piece of material out of which are cut two regular polygons of arbitrary number of […]

Borderlines

Before you think I’m defending the borderline, let me state uncategorically that I avoid them like the plague in real life. Here’s a good article that explains why borderline personality disorder is often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bpd.cfm While a person with depression or bipolar disorder typically endures the same mood for weeks, a person […]

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