An Homage To Alternative Points of View: An Exercise in Objectivity

This one is for all the bloggers. I don't know why we all choose the blog as an outlet. For some people, it's a away to feel like you are being heard - if even only by your friends and family and anonymous strangers - in a world where it seems like you just can't … Continue reading An Homage To Alternative Points of View: An Exercise in Objectivity

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Putting Federal Ruling about Gay Marraige In Context: A Look Back to Roe V. Wade and A Discussion of Human Opinion V. Social Science

One funny thing about being human is we tend to get pretty emotional about the topic of human rights.   Hilarious, right?  I mean, why do we have to take this stuff so personally?  😉   And that's not the only funny thing about humans.  Another is, on the one hand - especially in America where we … Continue reading Putting Federal Ruling about Gay Marraige In Context: A Look Back to Roe V. Wade and A Discussion of Human Opinion V. Social Science

The Race to Eliminate “Race” – How Will The Science of Genetics Affect the Social Construction and Consequences of “Race” As We Know It?

A couple of days ago I received an email from the Department of African and African American Studies and The Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy at Duke University, inviting me to take a survey. The email content read: "We invite you to participate in an important survey about race, ancestry and genetics. Statements about … Continue reading The Race to Eliminate “Race” – How Will The Science of Genetics Affect the Social Construction and Consequences of “Race” As We Know It?

Is The Food Industry in America Ready To Start Paying Its Karmic Debt?

It's no secret that in the food industry, whether you are selling fruit or fried snacks, "the selling of food matters as much as the food itself. A little bit of marketing strategy goes a long way (something I would know a few things about) and the companies who make the stuff you buy spend … Continue reading Is The Food Industry in America Ready To Start Paying Its Karmic Debt?

Score One For Perspective: Science Proves Relaxation Makes You More Productive!

I know what you're thinking:  "I've got too much to do to be spending time reading this blog".   You, like most worker bees probably wake up checking emails, call a latte on the elevator "breakfast", work through lunch and spend way too many hours at your desk or running to meetings - followed by an … Continue reading Score One For Perspective: Science Proves Relaxation Makes You More Productive!

Sex And Dating: Culture Versus Nature?

Did Darwin have it wrong when it came to evolutionary biology and mating behavior?  An article in this Sunday's NY Times poses an interesting argument about the influence of culture. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/opinion/sunday/darwin-was-wrong-about-dating.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Darwin Was Wrong About Dating A COUPLE of evolutionary psychologists recently published a book about human sexual behavior in prehistory called “Sex at Dawn.” … Continue reading Sex And Dating: Culture Versus Nature?

A Maladaptive Moo For Modified Milk

Humans have evolved over time to become allergic to many of the foods we eat. I have allergies to soy and intolerances to lots of yummy fruits and vegetables, for instance. Then there are things like wheat and peanuts and milk that many humans just can stomach. Some attribute this to blood type or environmental … Continue reading A Maladaptive Moo For Modified Milk

What’s So Important About Fathers?

Yesterday, I read a pretty fascinating article in the new york times (the origin of the image above)  called "Why Fathers Matter" ( http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/opinion/sunday/why-fathers-really-matter.html?pagewanted=all) that talked about how a father's lifestyle choices can affect the genetics of his offspring.  I thought blogging about this would be a perfect follow-up to this weekend's POV on lesbian … Continue reading What’s So Important About Fathers?

Who Wants To Be Blinded With Science?

      So, in honor of Freshly Pressed (for featuring my 99th blog / 99th day of this experiment this weekend) I took a more purposeful spin through the freshly pressed features and found one blogger whose point of view on art and science I found pretty interesting:   http://anatomyofstory.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/science-and-art/comment-page-1/#comment-31   This blog is … Continue reading Who Wants To Be Blinded With Science?