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    Interesting News Thread

    ...for sharing news that is interesting, without the expectation of discussion!

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    Same Genetic Basis Found in 5 Types of Mental Disorders

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    Re: Interesting News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    ...for sharing news that is interesting, without the expectation of discussion!

    My contribution for the day:

    Same Genetic Basis Found in 5 Types of Mental Disorders
    I just heard that on the news this morning. I don't think anybody is surprised, unless it's the Freudians...
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    I just heard that on the news this morning. I don't think anybody is surprised, unless it's the Freudians...
    I'm not surprised that there is a genetic component to most things...I am a bit surprised about the connection between the five particular disorders and how differently they can be expressed in the same families.
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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    Re: Interesting News Thread

    This is really cool too -

    Brain-To-Brain Interface Allows Transmission of Tactile and Motor Information Between Rats

    We are only a few steps away from direct mind-to-mind communication - technological ESP.

    (actually, I wouldn't want it myself - I like the privacy inside my head. However, for all the cell phone addicts, this would be just the thing)
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    Re: Interesting News Thread

    Depends on the addict, I love my phone's net connection. I'm wary of any form of direct mental hookup. Way too many potential headaches. Still a cool toy though.
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    Re: Interesting News Thread

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/0...ter-being.html

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    Re: Interesting News Thread

    I saw that in the news - crazy. A guy is sleeping in bed, and suddenly, he drops into a 50 foot deep sink hole that materializes inside his house... I read that he is presumed dead, but they can't recover the body until they are sure the sinkhole has stabilized...
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    Re: Interesting News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    This is really cool too -

    Brain-To-Brain Interface Allows Transmission of Tactile and Motor Information Between Rats

    We are only a few steps away from direct mind-to-mind communication - technological ESP.

    Nobody in their right mind would want a direct link into my head. And those that *would*, I'm guessing, would wind up being caged up (institutionalized) in very short order.




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