I made a video discussing what MECP2 duplication syndrome is. Below are links to the video as well as a transcript of the video. https://youtu.be/QUyJnqmIOpk https://vimeo.com/228488126 What is MECP2 Duplication Syndrome? MECP2 Duplication Syndrome is a genetic disorder primarily seen in males that causes several symptoms such as autism, intellectual disability, motor dysfunction, delayed growth, … Continue reading What is MECP2 Duplication Syndrome?
I was listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast Revisionist History Season 2 episode 3, Miss Buchanan's Period Of Adjustment, which is about school integration, when a few thoughts stuck with me. Who were the people that objected to their schools becoming integrated? Who were those people in those black and white photos standing outside of schools … Continue reading How Do You Reduce the Racial Inequality Gap?
Why I Chose this Book I once searched for the most influential books of all time. I figured that would be a good list to check off some books. At the top or one of the top books was The I Ching. Sometime later, I went to the library. Among the religion section or Ancient … Continue reading Review of The Original I Ching: An Authentic Translation of the Book of Changes by Margaret Pearson
Have you ever gained a few extra pounds and attempted to shed those pounds by hitting the gym? Did it work? No? Yes? Well, the truth is that for a while now, research has been telling us that that workout won’t get rid of that muffin top. In Herman Pontzer’s article The Exercise Paradox in … Continue reading Exercise Contributes Little to Weight Loss
Why I Chose this Book Relatively recently, I realized or admitted that I think science fiction and fantasy maybe some of my favorite genres, for both film and books. A few months ago, I finally started watching the show Game of Thrones and binge watched it as much as I could. It really is a … Continue reading Review of Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
Mind wandering frees our mind to make new connections, have fresh ideas, and even solve problems that the focused mind has difficulty doing. Scientists such as Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton revered the capability of the wandering mind. The researcher Felicity Mellon criticizes the current atmosphere of collaborative research believing it doesn't value the importance of … Continue reading In Defense of Daydreaming
The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection We think that we have a decent understanding of how biology evolves over time. A certain group, a certain population, has a set of traits. With each successive generation, new traits will appear due to random genetic mutations. If these gene mutations result in traits that make the … Continue reading Cultural Evolution
Why I Chose this Book After the last audiobook I listened to, which was a nonfiction book, I thought to myself “I think stories, especially fiction probably work best with audiobooks.” No surprise. I then decided to look for a fiction audiobook, either fantasy or sci-fi, on overdrive.com. I’ve listened to Orson Scott Card books … Continue reading Review of Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Part 1 by Orson Scott Card
Read the first comic story of Captain Science: Fantastic Adventure Stories. This Golden Age comic tells the beginning of the adventures of Gordon Dane aka Captain Science and his assistant RIP Gary. The comic was first published in Youthful Magazine in 1950. This comic is in the public domain. I got the idea to add … Continue reading Captain Science: Fantastic Adventure Stories-Tracking the Flying Saucers
I am thinking about trying something different. Ideally, I would like some of my posts to be long finished pieces. This mostly applies to posts in which I have done some research . Part of this reasoning is I don’t want to publish posts with unanswered questions that do already have answers. It feels lazy. … Continue reading New Blogging Game Plan: How I Might Make the Sausage