Is 90% of All EvoPsych False? | Richard Carrier Blogs

(4) “Human behavioral genetics has also identified genetic variation underlying an extensive list of cognitive and behavioural characteristics,” thus challenging any claim that certain traits were adaptively selected for—when clearly, after tens of thousands of years, the variance was clearly adaptively selected for. That’s why it remains robust across all populations. Notably, for example, psychological […]

The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers: Mayim Bialik

Neurons are my shiiiiiiiiiiiittttttt! Explosion. But seriously. Yeah, Brain and Mind Studies had me learning everything there is to know about how we think and how we feel and everything in between. And in my spare time I studied cosmology. Never really stopped learning about either, really. Or anything else that interests me. ❤ #alwayslearning […]

#AdultSexEdMonth: The Clitoris – Let’s #GetCliterate!

Ahh, my other great passion: all things sexual. Even though many of my characters are something other than human (hence the term Others) I have always done my best to depict the realities of sexuality, including the astoundingly and glaringly absent fact in most media: different people like different things, even at different times! As […]

Scientists have built artificial neurons that fully mimic human brain cells – ScienceAlert

So I kind of lied. I love nerdy stuff, too. And this is the beginning of a beautiful breakthrough. It has implications for health, quality of life, and the author even thinks it could lead to artificial improvements to our brain power. That would all be pretty amazing. But first, they’ll need to shrink it. […]

WHAT IS LIFE? A 21st CENTURY PERSPECTIVE | Edge.org

So many implications. As Venter described the way that DNA, ribosomes, yeast, bacteria, and chemicals worked my mind lit on fire. Imagine the day where they can physically manipulate DNA, rNA, and everything else by standing in a digital cloud. It will be like the screens in Minority Report, except encompassing, with them waltzing through […]

Writing Saved My Life

My stories are…unique. They read like dreams and cover vastly divergent topics. Yet somehow, there are strong core threads that link many of them together, weaving one through another like twining branches on the tree of my artistic ability. The first series I ever wrote is called The Black Tree and it has become a […]