13/8 Meter showcase
Macross Frontier. K-On. This list needs to die.
Whoever funded this research is a god among men.
Argument of semantics. Instant thumbs-down.
No. The fact that you chose to be an unemployed, crappy cartoonist over some decent job is not your parent's fault. The fact you have no health insurance is not society's fault. The world is not only good for a vast minority, but for those who actually lead a goal-based life rather than making existential-yet-worthless long comics. And, having worked as an EMT tech in an ER, beside getting a bed itself faster via ambulance, standard of care does not change based on how you came in. In fact, not even insurance coverage or money does; my state required everyone to be treated upon receiving a bed, regardless of situation. So no. Fuck you and fuck your rant. Is the world perfect? Nope. Would increasing taxes (on people with incomes, unlike yourself) to pay for universal health care be good? I think so. But, in the end, the world is shit only for people who piss their career away and major in liberal arts or decide that they're "too talented" for eleventh grade. So, congratulations, your situation is your fault; not society's.
...Also, whoever labeled this as "bizarre/oddities" is a douche.
If only this stuck around...
A top 100 review that DOESN'T make me want to punch a critic in the mandible? I mean, sure, I disagree with some selections that could have been swapped for something better, but wow. What is this I don't even.
This makes me want to punch something adorable.
I actually lolled. Saying "the cortex plays an essential part in emotional learning" is almost like saying "we use our legs to move around." Article itself is cool though; talks about specific regions, awesome imaging techniques, etc.
Agreed. A good discussion (although a bit too much Lyell in there for my taste), however, this article can too easily be twisted by creationists. His signature will indeed be used merely as a statistic for brandishing "increasing" creationist numbers, and the pointing out of the rarity of transitional fossils will be re-construed as an argument against evolution rather than one for refinement of original Darwin's theory.
Still, I disliked how the author painted everyone as unquestioningly accepting Darwin's vanilla evolution. Punctuated equilibrium is pretty much the accepted model by now. Oh well.
From the page: "In human bodies there is a natural cancer fighting human cell, the mitochondria"
...and that's when I stopped reading.
There was a link in the topics posted to a more primary source. Read that; it's more tempered, with less demonization of drug manufacturers.
Invented by a person who's never cooked a single real meal in his/her life. Lol at the plastic knife thing.
We need more voices like him.
From the page: Memorize the names of every country, world capital, and current president or prime minister in the world. Cost: $0 + 3-4 hours once.
AHAHAHAHA no. Unless you only mean the US/UK pres/PM, which is... useless...
Also, you base your assumption that one would go to grad school in retarded liberal arts fields as you did. If you do any serious grad schools (engineering, science, etc.), you teach and get tuition, so you MAKE money overall. And, you'll end up being an actual productive member of society. Go away, narrow-minded IA major. The Economist is not the way to achieve a good education. And yes, I got trolled :/
Cool! However, the descriptions must be taken with a grain of salt:
- N=2 is awful for an organ as variable and plastic as the human brain. My PI's lab functions on an absolute minimum N=6, and that's just for simple rat brains.
- MRI does not have terribly good resolution. The actual map site says that they used microarray data, which is superior; this should be mentioned on a positive note.
- We've had brain atlases for a WHILE. This is cool in that it provides an interactive and packed-with-information tool.
- The 82% comment is misleading. Many of those genes are common between the brain and the rest of the body. Seriously, all cells need proteins like Na/K ATPase...
Highest quality available of any site I've seen, and updates are wonderfully prompt. Highly, highly recommend.
Seriously, everyone should take this test; this test basically can tell if you are a good scientist or not, as well as logic. While some questions are a bit cheesy, I do think the test is valid and actually tests good reasoning skills (although the term "logic" is a bit too specific for this)
-For people complaining about the validity of statements in the test: that's not the point. Logic does not depend on whether premises are true, it only depends on synthesis. The strength of this is that when we observe that a premise is true despite going against all previous knowledge, we can process the new info just as well despite some people believing that it is "wrong." Think of it this way: if you need to do your math homework, and type the wrong values into your graphing calculator, you will likely get the wrong answer on the homework question, but that does not make the answer your calculator gave you any less correct.
-For those bitching about #15, that was actually one of my favorites. True, "logic" is a poor classification for such a question, but still. The nice thing about 15 is basically that it says that even if a theory has insanely widespread support and evidence, and is thought of as the absolute truth, even one instance of contrary data (assuming it is valid data) IS possible and CAN very much fuck said theory. Example: Newtonian Mechanics before and after quantum. Basically, Einstein reduced classical mechanics from an absolute natural law to a useful set of working tools in certain systems. Seriously, all scientists need to have #15 drilled into their brain.