Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Biochemistry of Spirituality: Brain Hygiene

This little fellow is generating a lot of interest recently: Researcher Paul Zak, a professor of economics and director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University in California, has shown that subjects who inhaled oxytocin gave away … Continue reading

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Thanks for reading!

Thanking a higher power for the beauty of our lives or when things go well is something often jumped upon as absurd.  After all, a higher intelligence would hardly care if we thanked them or not.  Unfortunately, like other criticisms … Continue reading

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Atheism and Autism

People with mild forms of autism are more likely to be atheists, according to a new study, and more likely to shun organised religion in general. The University of Boston study looked at posts on autism forums and focused on … Continue reading

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Leo Fender: designing instruments for angels

A remarkable element of human life is a prevailing zeitgeist, or spirit, of each age.  Into this spirit people seem to have pre-allotted roles, and depend for their success on others born with complementary skills at the same time.  The … Continue reading

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Conquering Hearts

It must have been early 1979 when I took a night job in Toronto as a security guard, to save for my escape to England, away from a place where everything closed on Sunday.  Late one night in the labyrinthine … Continue reading

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Prize Winner’s Painting Nears Completion!

The painting won by a lucky reader in Arizona is nearing completion – the main thing to finish now is the lettering, which has already been laid out in pencil.  And the stripes on that damn surfboard.  Once it’s all … Continue reading

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