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Dedicated to GD...

I started re-reading my Vlad Tepesh bio today..

Fuck, 15th century Europe was a nightmare...

"Strong wind. Destroy our home. Many dead tonight, it could be you..."

Just watched a cool 25th anniversary documentary about this album.. what an epic journey, and a timeless classic, beginning to end.

Which makes me wonder...

Can I dangle my dongle in Representative Dingell`s office? Or would that lead to me being paid a visit by Lieutenant Dangle??

Why did the chicken cross the road??

(Apologies if this is a dupe)

Rest in Peace, Alvin Lee.




Well, it was looking like it was going to be a bust of a season for wild mushrooms, but my buddy just came back from the coast last night with a huge bag of Saffron Milkcaps and Deceivers. He made us a couple omelettes, and I've still got probably two pounds in the fridge. Then, this morning my neighbor sent me some pictures of some fairy rings in her yard... Long story, short, we got a bunch of HUGE Shaggy Parasols out of her yard. I'm thinking wild rice & wild mushroom soup this weekend. Any other ideas?

Big Ed is having way too much fun on his radio show today!

lol.. opening by playing "Like a Rolling Stone" singing along and adding hootin and hollering!

My sister, an EMT in Eastern Connecticut is in the middle of a 38 hour shift.

Kudos to her, and to all the first responders out there for everything you do.

Evolutionary Psychology and anti-intellectualism.

I've noticed from time to time, the utter disdain some of our radfem friends have for the field of Evolutionary Psychology. Now, being a huge fan of Anthropology as well as Psychology as academic pursuits, I always thought the concepts were pretty sound. Upon doing further research, I discovered that while the field can trace it roots back to Darwin, there is a more modern movement afoot. At the risk of falling into an appeal to authority fallacy black hole, I further discovered that the two people considered as the "founders" of the modern EvoPsych field are a married couple, Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, who have their Harvard PhDs in Cognitive Psychology and Biological Anthropology, respectively. Not exactly what I, or any other serious person, would consider "woo." So, where exactly does this anti-intellectual hatred for the field come from? Now, admittedly, I probably did study some of this material back when I thought it would be neat to get a degree in Clinical Psychology, but didn't realize there was a separate field apart from Anthropology, but I'm not 100% up to speed on everything about the field. Does seem to have some damned fine credentials behind it though (Twisty's derision notwithstanding lol)
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