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  • Speech By Mugabe 'Proves He Is Losing His Mind'

    06/09/2005 7:50:31 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 851+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-10-2005 | David Blair
    Speech by Mugabe 'proves he is losing his mind' By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 10/06/2005) President Robert Mugabe was accused yesterday of displaying "senile dementia" when he boasted to Zimbabwe's parliament that "great strides" were being taken towards "economic recovery". The president hailed the march of progress in a capital where bulldozers have demolished thriving factories and township shacks alike, throwing tens of thousands on to the streets. Robert Mugabe at the opening of parliament The opposition Movement for Democratic Change denounced his stumbling, hesitant performance at the official opening of parliament, saying that Mr Mugabe had finally lost...
  • Mind-reading machine knows what you see

    04/25/2005 10:15:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 756+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4/25/05
    It is possible to read someoneís mind by remotely measuring their brain activity, researchers have shown. The technique can even extract information from subjects that they are not aware of themselves. So far, it has only been used to identify visual patterns a subject can see or has chosen to focus on. But the researchers speculate the approach might be extended to probe a personís awareness, focus of attention, memory and movement intention. In the meantime, it could help doctors work out if patients apparently in a coma are actually conscious. Scientists have already trained monkeys to move a robotic...
  • ZOT! Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

    04/15/2005 9:58:22 PM PDT · by sushil yadav · 127 replies · 1,573+ views ^ | 16/04/2005 | sushil yadav
    Dear Group Members, I am sending you an Article to read. This is about the link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues. Can you (and your colleagues) help me in circulating this message among the right people? Thank you, Sushil Yadav [ My background is given in the first letter ( letter No. 1 ) under the topic " Correspondence with neuroscientists " on the website : ] MAIN ARTICLE & EXPERIMENT Please note : The article has been written in short sentences rather than paragraph-form because it is about subjective experience / emotion/ reduction of thought. Industrial Society...
  • Busy Minds May Slow Alzheimer's

    03/11/2005 8:13:49 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 549+ views
    Forbes ^ | March 10, 2005 | Robert Preidt
    THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping the brain busy may help stave off signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. The University of Chicago study found that mice that lived in an "enriched environment" with chew toys, running wheels and tunnels that helped keep their brains and bodies active had lower levels of Alzheimer's-associated brain plaques and protein buildup than mice that lived in less stimulating surroundings. "This goes back to the old idea of use it or lose it, that using your brain keeps it more active. It's more common sense than anything, but what we didn't previously appreciate...
  • The Renewed Mind and How to Have It

    02/20/2005 5:16:55 PM PST · by HarleyD · 129+ views
    Desiring God Ministries ^ | August 15, 2004 | Dr. John Piper
    Romans 12:1-2I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. As I have thought and prayed about these verses, it seems to me that there are two more very large issues we should deal with before moving on to verse 3. I would like to...
  • Dean Seeks Media Blackout, Changes Mind

    02/16/2005 4:05:48 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 68 replies · 2,060+ views
    abcnews ^ | 2 16 05 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    PORTLAND, Ore. Feb 16, 2005 ó Howard Dean, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee, requested a media blackout of a debate with top Pentagon adviser Richard Perle, then quickly changed his mind Wednesday after news agencies complained. "DNC Chair Howard Dean has declared a news blackout of his appearance and requested the media not quote, record, and/or paraphrase his remarks," event coordinator Gabrielle Williams wrote in an e-mail sent to news agencies Wednesday morning. "We apologize for the late notice, but we were just informed of this request." Less than two hours later, Williams called to say: "We...
  • Thinking about the mind - [review of John Searle's latest book]

    01/11/2005 12:24:10 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 6 replies · 675+ views ^ | December 19, 2004 | Troy Jollimore
    Thinking about the mind Cal philosopher takes a stab at explaining why we have consciousness - Reviewed by Troy Jollimore Sunday, December 19, 2004 Mind A Brief Introduction By John R. Searle OXFORD UNIVERSITY; 326 PAGES; $26 Self-knowledge is difficult, as Socrates and virtually every philosopher since Socrates has pointed out. Of all the subjects into which human beings have chosen to inquire, the most resistant to understanding has turned out to be human beings themselves. Indeed, that we researchers have turned out to be our own most recalcitrant subjects must surely constitute one of the leading ironies of post-Enlightenment...
  • Sharper minds (Drugs That Make You Smarter)

    12/20/2004 4:45:02 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 75 replies · 6,732+ views
    LA Times ^ | 20 December 2004 | Melissa Healy
    It would be hard to imagine improving on the intelligence of computer engineer Bjoern Stenger, a doctoral candidate at Cambridge University. Yet for several hours, a pill seemed to make him even brainier. Participating in a research project, Stenger downed a green gelatin cap containing a drug called modafinil. Within an hour, his attention sharpened. So did his memory. He aced a series of mental-agility tests. If his brainpower would normally rate a 10, the drug raised it to 15, he said. "I was quite focused," said Stenger. "It was also kind of fun." The age of smart drugs is...

    12/18/2004 10:54:20 AM PST · by forest · 53 replies · 1,217+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #330 ^ | 12-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    One useful fact all Americans should keep in mind is that they have no "right" to be protected by the police. American police are reactive, not proactive. They don't usually "prevent" crime. They catch lawbreakers after they have committed a crime. This was by design of the Founding Fathers. Because, as we see today with the anti-terrorism laws, in order to "prevent" crime, police would need all sorts of obnoxious powers that would trample all over our rights of life, liberty and property. Instead, Americans were intended to have the means of self defense. Put another way, the Constitution does...
  • Anyone seen "What the Bleep Do We Know"?

    11/28/2004 9:27:58 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies · 819+ views
    November 29, 2004 | TBP
    I'd love to hear your comments on the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know." I thought it was the most impressive movie I have seen in a very long time. Has anyone seen it? "What the Bleep" is a movie that deals with quantumm science, the power of thought to shape our experience, the scientific basis for the power of thought. It ries to explain the nature of reality, both scientifically and theoretically. It is about "how the quantum world invites spiritual and mystical interpretations of reality." "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" talks about the science of possibilities...
  • STILL undecided? (What the heck is wrong with you?) Never mind - take the on-line test...

    10/30/2004 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 457+ views
    Click on the link above. Answer the questions. Get your number. (One HUGE surprise to me - stopping Sosha Security payments to the 'rich'.)
  • 9/10 vs. 9/12 on 11/2

    10/26/2004 7:56:44 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 368+ views ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I can wage a better war on terror than George Bush has." So speaks Senator Kerry in the U.S. presidential campaign's final days, again reminding voters that the key issue in this race remains as it was a year earlier - deciding which candidate will better protect Americans from terrorism.As with so many topics, the basic difference between Kerry and President Bush is one of character, with the challenger repeatedly changing his mind and the president sticking with one position.On occasion, Mr. Kerry adopts Bush-like terminology. For example, in September 2004 he talked about the war on terror being "as...
  • The Arab Mind Revisited

    10/11/2004 3:11:02 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 383+ views ^ | October 11, 2004
    Editors' preface: In the spring of 2004, the Abu Ghraib prison scandal drove headlines in the United States and the Middle East. Journalist Seymour Hersh wrote a report in The New Yorker, entitled "The Gray Zone," describing the abuse of prisoners as the outcome of a deliberate policy. Hersh also made reference to a book, The Arab Mind, by the cultural anthropologist Raphael Patai (1910-96): The notion that Arabs are particularly vulnerable to sexual humiliation became a talking point among pro-war Washington conservatives in the months before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. One book that was frequently cited was...
  • "Wrong Channel" CARTOON featuring John Edwards and Teresa Heinz

    10/05/2004 9:47:46 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 5 replies · 1,201+ views ^ | 10/5/2004 | IPWGOP
    Oct. 5, 2004[NOTE: Ambulance-chasing trial attorney John Edwards is known for his "channeling" tricks during jury trials, where he would "hear" the voice of the deceased "telling" him what to say. Thus, the following statement by Edwards warrants a strong 'Consider the Source' warning.]John Edwards: "I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind." † This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use†in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Consciousness, God, and the Human Soul

    09/23/2004 6:39:32 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 4 replies · 331+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson Commentary #040923 - 09/23/2004 Are Humans 'Computers Made of Meat'? Consciousness, God, and the Human Soul Three years ago, the British journal Resuscitation published a remarkable article about human consciousness. It described a year-long British study that offered evidence that consciousness continues after a person's brain has stopped functioning, and he has been declared clinically dead. As former journalist Lee Strobel notes in his book The Case for a Creator, "It was dramatic new evidence that the brain and mind are not the same," but are rather distinct entities. As Reuter's journalist Sarah Tippit put it,...
  • In The Neanderthal Mind

    09/22/2004 5:32:57 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,473+ views
    Science News ^ | 9-18-2004 | Bruce Bower
    Week of Sept. 18, 2004; Vol. 166, No. 12 , p. 183 In the Neandertal MindOur evolutionary comrades celebrated vaunted intellects before meeting a memorable demise Bruce Bower Call a person a Neandertal, and no one within earshot will mistake the statement for a compliment. It's a common, convenient way to cast someone as a stupid, brutish lout. From an evolutionary perspective, the invective has no basis in truth, say archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge. This interdisciplinary duo, based at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, has drawn on a range of scientific research and prehistoric...
  • Who Am I?

    08/05/2004 10:25:09 PM PDT · by · 21 replies · 2,334+ views
    Dennis Prager ^ | 8/05/04 | Red Fox
    Who Am I? I donít believe in the concept of evil, But I think the Bush administration is evil. I care more about getting my social security and Medicare Than I care about genocidal dictators. I weep for whales and dying animals, But I am unconvinced of the goodness and global necessity of freedom; even after mass graves are discovered. I want world peace, But Iím not willing to export freedom. Despite the success of the war against terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq; Despite the success of the tax cuts and the rebounding economy, I will continue to undermine the...
  • Coffee 'Can Make The Mind Go Blank'

    07/19/2004 8:18:05 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies · 1,758+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-20-2004 | Nic Fleming
    Coffee 'can make mind go blank' By Nic Fleming (Filed: 20/07/2004) Drinking coffee can cause tip-of-the-tongue moments when the brain struggles to retrieve information, according to a study. Caffeine, widely held to make people more alert, can make the mind go blank or struggle to switch between trains of thought. It can help the brain process information rapidly but interferes once the brain tries to switch between subjects, researchers claim. Volunteers were split into two groups, with one given 200 milligrams of caffeine - the equivalent of two cups of coffee. They then answered 100 questions after reading 10 "priming...
  • FDA Approves Human Brain Implant Devices

    04/14/2004 5:40:59 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 29 replies · 456+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, April 13, 2004 | By JUSTIN POPE
    BOSTON (AP) - For years, futurists have dreamed of machines that can read minds, then act on instructions as they are thought. Now, human trials are set to begin on a brain-computer interface involving implants. Cyberkinetics Inc. of Foxboro, Mass., has received Food and Drug Administration approval to begin a clinical trial in which four-square-millimeter chips will be placed beneath the skulls of paralyzed patients. If successful, the chips could allow patients to command a computer to act - merely by thinking about the instructions they wish to send. It's a small, early step in a mission to improve the...
  • Hate The Bushes If You Like But Mind How You Do It

    12/05/2003 6:48:45 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 148+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-6-2003 | Alec Russell
    Hate the Bushes if you like but mind how you do it By Alec Russell (Filed: 06/12/2003) Many in Europe believe that America after September 11 will not brook an angry word against George W Bush. Well, those days are now over - at least as long as you follow American etiquette in how to hate a president. Mr Bush on the Time cover Denouncing Mr Bush is the latest trend to dominate the talk shows. This week the anger industry moved into new territory with the launch of Michigan's equivalent of the "Calendar Girls". "Babes Against Bush" is a...