Monthly Archives: November 2009

Book Review: Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Suppose that you were in charge of a school district and you were given the responsibility of making the students healthier.  Thus, you have a few options: Take away all of the candy and soda from the vending machines. Serve … Continue reading

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Seven Hours of Feynman Physics Lectures

All I can say it “WOW!” Bill Gates has personally bought the rights to these lectures that you can view online.  Freaking amazing!  But then again, physics has always been my thing.

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Trying to Achieve Immortality Through Genes and Memes

How does one gain immortality?  There seems to be two ways: genes and Memes. In terms of genes, Richard Dawkins brings up some really interesting ideas about how genes work in his book The Selfish Gene. At some point in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent

Imagine that you posed as the opposite sex for a year and a half.  You’re still the same sex, but your outward appearances are changed through makeup and different clothing so that you look like the opposite sex.  Now imagine … Continue reading

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Why do we like horror?

Well, Halloween has come and gone and so the scary stuff is pretty much at ease.  But the more I think about it, being scared makes no sense.  Think about it.  I wrote a previous blog about evolution and emotions.  … Continue reading

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