Sewing Machine Magic

I really like the gif that accompanies this post on “How a Sewing Machine Works“.  It is a bit silly however to say it isn’t magic but mechanics.  At any rate, it moved me to post this quote: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”  Arthur C. Clark I’m not entirely sure if a…

Brain Development

http://visual.ly/brain-develpment Nicely done comic /infographic on Brain development found through Neurobollocks via Mindhacks.  All these connections on the internet of blogs linking to other blogs linking to a myriad of sites…is not unlike the neurons connecting to so many others within the brain…so that we are like part of one large metamind.  I know this isn’t…

Trace

Faded letters like dusty flowers fill the windowsill I stare out and think of you. The remnants of your life ..in baubles and torn faces scattered mattered so much to you. I want to keep them ..to keep you..to keep the ineffable from drifting away. But they cannot stay.  We cannot stay. Beloved trinkets, balls…

Why French Kids don’t have ADHD.

Why French Kids don’t have ADHD. This article discusses why is there such an epidemic of ADHD in the US compared to France.  The reason is a different classification system and approach to child rearing.  Many new articles could and should be written about the DSM  (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) system of classification in the…

What is Ugly?

Steven Heller at the Atlantic, reviews a new book by Stephen Bayley titled,  “Ugly:  The Aesthetics of Everything” and asks What is Ugly?  Certain psychological studies have shown there are some universal standards of attractiveness in regards to human figures such as facial symmetry. Other studies point towards the complexity level of what we view as an…