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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 26th, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Views: 30,166
Posted By James Brody
Arrow McCarthy's Mistake

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: War and Sharia in AfgPak

“News Flash One: The war in Afghanistan, an Islamic land, is a war waged by infidels (that would be us) against Muslim forces — the Taliban,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 24th, 2011, 03:18 PM
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Views: 23,152
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Women in Politics

John Lott told us in 1999 about the effects of women's voting on election outcomes, government size, and government budgets.

A new study pinpoints 2010 as the important year and seems to ignore...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 14th, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Views: 25,133
Posted By James Brody
Talking Weiner Chickified by Liberal Women?

According to Rush Limbaugh, “…‘We cannot blame what happened to Weiner on testosterone. We’re looking at a guy here who is kitty-whipped. If you want to get down to brass tacks on this, we’re looking...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 14th, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Views: 22,231
Posted By James Brody
Talking Tit for Tat, Business, and Our Government

Honesty is a winning strategy only in extended relationships. Otherwise, the dollars go to the one who cheats and leaves town. This has been the finding of researchers for the last fifty years and...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 5th, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Views: 23,707
Posted By James Brody
Talking Among the Truthers: A Review

Kay, Jonathan (2011) Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground. NY: Harper. 340 pages, includes index. List $27.99. Wait for the paperback.

Kay teased out...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 17th, 2011, 03:57 PM
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Views: 23,970
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Racism or Personal Responsibility

“African Americans have the highest unemployment rate of any ethnic group in America, and the disparity is raising eyebrows.
“According the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the black...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 7th, 2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 25,037
Posted By James Brody
Arrow bin-Laden Betrayed by #2????

Intentions again…is Bentley truthful or throwing agitprop in some terrorists’ eyes?

Paul Bentley, Daily Mail:
“Osama Bin Laden's deputy led U.S. troops to the Al Qaeda leader's hideout so...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 6th, 2011, 10:33 AM
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Views: 23,707
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Here Come the Worms

Hungarian physicist Peter Csermely described the stages in network growth and collapse, stages that also occur in Bose-Einstein condensates. Bin-Laden’s death is now a handy example of a collapsing...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 5th, 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 25,037
Posted By James Brody
Ob-L Betrayed?

Twenty-four special ops guys did a very good thing. Now we can tell stories.
First, psychology students can watch a movie and remember a red head driving a convertible. They are indignant when...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 22nd, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Views: 24,153
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Our Age and Our Leaders

“An Arkansas couple split up. It was not peaceful: The woman moved in with her granddaughter, the man lived alone. However, he still craved the sweet potato pies that his ex-wife made.

“The...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 17th, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Views: 22,784
Posted By James Brody
Arrow The Speech: We Are Not His Audience

Speakers move into synchrony and rally with people who agree with them. Crowds grow. So do volumes of shouts, applause, and groans.
You also need an opposition to organize yourself. For example, on...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 10th, 2011, 11:47 AM
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Views: 23,565
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Useless to talk to a Dem unless you're a Dem?

“The race to become the most powerful politician on earth is well under way, and the US is gripped by election fever. In newsrooms and bars across the land, liberals and conservatives are slugging it...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 27th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 24,106
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Re: Imprinting Diversity

Very very cool and good news but no surprise...could be a player in the nature of national characteristics after a war...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 22nd, 2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 26,624
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Fight of our Lives

Bennett, William J & Seth Leibsohn (2011) The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, & Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. $20 minus...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 19th, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Views: 23,807
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Breitbart's ADD

Andrew Breitbart runs a news column and five specialty sites … he’s conservative, he’s surprising, and he can rant in print and kick ass in convention speeches.

GQ interviewer Lisa DePaolo...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 14th, 2011, 09:45 AM
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Views: 22,840
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Cashill Buries Obama, Again

Jack Cashill’s New Book: Deconstructing Obama

Cashill could be Horatio at the bridge! I read his many articles before the election and remain a dedicated fan. It’s good to have his latest...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 5th, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Views: 23,135
Posted By James Brody
Cool Pitty-Pat, Thump Thump Thump. Stare at Breasts…

Frank Galton wrote late in his life of an ideal society composed in part of "throughly mammalian" females. His daughters burned most of the text. Still, he was probably onto something and their...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 16th, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Views: 23,262
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Where's the Money Go?

It Buys the Next Election…

“I felt like a protester in Cairo yelling at Mubarak. This guy just doesn’t get it.” James Pethokoukis

Last year’s radio ad featured a soft whisper, “I have what you...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 10th, 2011, 05:09 PM
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Views: 21,468
Posted By James Brody
Cool The Average Woman

The Brit evolutionists did facial composites ten years ago. Now other people give it a try…

http://www.businessinsider.com/faces-of-tomorrow-2011-2#
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 10th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 16,207
Posted By James Brody
Exclamation Winner-Take-All in our Financial Markets

Whether on Wall Street or Bose physics, Winner-take-all corresponds to Stage 3 of emergent network formation…jb

By Ted ...

"History does repeat itself. Thanks to the Fed buying our own debt...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 9th, 2011, 05:40 PM
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Views: 15,042
Posted By James Brody
Arrow John Fund, WSJ: Reagan's Foundation

We each make worlds specific to our particular nature. How many 100,000 other young males read that book without major inspiration? It’s almost as if those of us with some talents scatter seed and...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 8th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 16,803
Posted By James Brody
Talking SchizObama

“Paranoid Schizophrenia” may be applied to individuals with strongly-held, culturally atypical beliefs. This form of schizophrenia is not characterized by word salad, confusion, bizarre costumes,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 8th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,363
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Re: Fred Hussey's Hello

Emergent Deity also allows for the possibility of emergent "sub deities" ... all consistent with network theory and our Bibles. "Vger" once came back as a network sub deity... we sent out a seed and...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 4th, 2011, 12:35 PM
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Views: 13,141
Posted By James Brody
Arrow School Voucher: 2nd Look

An old friend explained that corruption happens when an agency controls its fees, referrals, evaluations, and programs. Most school districts do exactly that. They should have to pick one of the...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 30th, 2011, 06:02 PM
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Views: 15,455
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Egypt: Cherchez la femme

A psychiatrist from Texas once remarked, “Impulsiveness is humanity’s biggest problem.” He was correct.

1) Impulsive males are restless, have a limited sense of the future, develop lower IQs, and...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 22nd, 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 18,816
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Imprinting: Attacks on Palin & Bachmann

First, our national polarities are a replay of what we saw in the War Between the States: New England and Manhattan merchants insisted on support from southern tax payers. Those merchants are now...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 20th, 2011, 12:13 PM
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Views: 16,953
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Ken Ono: Fractal Partition Numbers

"On Friday, Emory mathematician Ken Ono will unveil new theories that answer these famous old questions.

"Ono and his research team have discovered that partition numbers behave like fractals....
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 16th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 18,465
Posted By James Brody
Talking Libs & Facts of Living

I remember listening to a single neuron firing while its owner purred. As I moved my “listener” closer, the neuron increased its rate of firing and died in a prolonged, staccato burst. White rats...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 15th, 2011, 12:15 PM
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Views: 11,013
Posted By James Brody
Arrow American Fractals

“Loughner is a product of Sheriff Dupnik's office”

“This is the report that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has been dreading since the tragic event on Saturday January 8.
“The sheriff has...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 14th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,693
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Mental Health True Stories

- The first community mental health center, built in New Haven in the very early ‘60s, increased the rate of mental illness. Plant a doc and social worker and they will discover pathology and...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 11th, 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 18,486
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Conservative Fear Center? Nope!

“Scientists have found that people with conservative views have brains with larger amygdalas, almond shaped areas in the centre of the brain often associated with anxiety and emotions.
On the other...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 10th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 13,997
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Tucson Murders: Bullets

- They were premeditated. However, ideas have persistence, struggle with each other for your time and money, and – in some case – take over your life as is true for the guy who has to have a new car,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 28th, 2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 14,007
Posted By James Brody
Exclamation Epigenetics & Trauma

from Journal Watch-Psychiatry

Epigenetics is the process by which experience alters gene expression. One epigenetic mechanism is DNA methylation, which usually silences genes but sometimes turns...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 20th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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Views: 15,288
Posted By James Brody
Cool Hooters Cheer from NOW

We start at a breast immediately after birth but no one between 2 and 18 can look at one except in a National Geographic.

There’s a more subtle aspect: “endowed,” athletic women may well be...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 10th, 2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,363
Posted By James Brody
Lightbulb An Emergent God

Fred and Todd used to debate theology and science. I stayed out of it because 1) their debates were so good, and 2) I’m an agnostic, a genuine one who genuinely reveres “maybe” in both science and my...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 10th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,363
Posted By James Brody
Arrow A Balloon for Mommy

Friendly’s has been a second home for 35 years. My ten-year-old son introduced me to Fribbles and fried clams during our “visitations” that went on until he was eighteen and off to college. At...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 8th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,363
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Fred Hussey's Hello

Fred Hussey died in September 2009. He was into physics, his faith, and his debates with atheists and agnostics. Many of us still miss him. By way of his wife, Shelley, he sent me a letter that...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology November 29th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 11,568
Posted By James Brody
Cool Qaddafi - F---ing or Feeding?

Galton developed an obsession with mammaries; I’ve become less of a “leg and fanny man” and more of one distracted by cleavage. My hypothesis is that males have a U-shaped developmental curve: we...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology November 27th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 18,610
Posted By James Brody
Arrow Big Easy Rising

Victorian leaders assumed that "top down" was the essential step in the making of mice, men, and cathedrals. Few, aside from Chuck Darwin, appreciated the millennia of worms, vertebrates, and mud...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology November 27th, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Views: 13,046
Posted By James Brody
Arrow TSA: Impulse

Many of our toys are made in China, sold to us in Wal-Mart, and underwrite China’s military. On the other hand, much of our software and electronic innovation comes to us from Israel. There are...
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