The MILF Hypothesis
Feb18

The MILF Hypothesis

Now we all know what I’m talking about here; the whole young males wanting to hook up with older married women (demonstrated quite graphically in porn sites). At first I thought it was a matter of taste, a personal fetish, a variable. But after thorough investigation, I found out that there seems to be a unanimity concerning the issue. Most guys I know have either experienced it (regardless of reality), or agreed that it was on their...

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Tinbergen: The Four Questions & Super Stimulus
Feb15

Tinbergen: The Four Questions & Super Stimulus

Nikolaas (Niko) Tinbergen (1907 – 1988) was a Dutch-born Ethologist and Zoologist who moved to England shortly after World War II and went on to teach many bright young sparks – Richard Dawkins included – at Oxford University. Together with the Austrians Konrad Lorenz (1903 – 1989) and Karl von Frisch (1886 – 1982), Niko won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973, helping to establish a new science – Ethology:...

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MUTAAION
Dec28

MUTAAION

Five years of heavy meticulous biology courses, and it all boils down to one single idea: DNA -> RNA -> Protein This is known as the central dogma of Biology. Really, that’s all there is to it. Every single life-form on Earth follows this universal norm (except for retroviruses- these are the viruses that have an RNA rather than a DNA genome and so they go the other way around, hence the “retro” prefix. That group includes the...

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Just Another Species of Big Mammal
Dec26

Just Another Species of Big Mammal

“It’s obvious that humans are unlike all animals. It is also obvious that we are a species of big mammal down to the minutest detail[…]That contradiction is the most fascinating feature of the human species.” – Jared Diamond   The genetic distance separating us from chimps is roughly 1.7%. Let me put this in another way for you to appreciate the significance of that figure. The genetic difference separating humans from...

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