I am sure that a number of you have notice two things around here, and both involve our banner.
First is the disappearance of our "Old Lady", HP Blavatsky. Although beloved for what she was, and what she wasn't, it was felt that her name had to go. For some reason, sadly, there is something about invoking HPB's name that draws the wrong kind of discussion and temperament. There is a tendency to worship her all out of proportion to her real accomplishments, and any differing opinion…Continue
Yes, everyone knows someone at their work who is the BFF of the boss, and everyone doesn't like the "suck up". It turns out that this activity seems to have the side effect of helping the person avoid psychological stress. It's really counterintuitive as I have always been taught that it's your level of skill that moves you forward.
As a part of the article, there is an excellent discussion on ostracism and shunning. This topic finds itself in everything from the behavior of…Continue
Added by Joe Fulton on June 11, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments
This is one of those hot-button issues where the first impression is to go "duh". According to this press release from the Hastings Center (via Eurekalert) the American Board of Anathesiology has acted against two physicians for participating in lethal injections.
How far do we go in complying with the wishes of those who want to terminate their existence? The range of responses I have heard range from "everyone has a right to end their life" to "terminating life prematurely causes…Continue
In this press release scientists have captured images of the brain going unconscious due to the effects of anesthesia. Unfortunately the movie will not be available for the rest of us until after the conference. Bummer.
This is from Eurekalert.
On our site, recently a new member posted some photos of the local fauna, including a Roadrunner. This has sparked one of the most enjoyable chats/exchanges I can recall here.
What seems so interesting is that it also represents the forming of those kinds of bonds that bring people together as a community. Yes, the ideas inherent in all of the…Continue
Added by Joe Fulton on June 10, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments