Posted in Science

The Almighty Reptilian Brain Rules!

Neuroscientist Paul MacLean conceived the ‘Triune Brain’ model in which three major brain structures are thought to be in control of the major aspects of human thought and behavior.

Yes. We have three brain structures: a human brain; a mammalian brain; and a Reptilian brain.

NOTE: And may I add that many men have a fourth brain located elsewhere in their body!

The ‘reptilian’ or ‘primal brain, is in charge of our basic, primal drives, such as self-preservation, preservation of family, aggression, dominance, and reproduction.

And may I also include for many, an overriding, unceasing urge to blog and associated blog follower territoriality.

One of the major functions of the primal brain is to help us distinguish between threatening and non-threatening stimuli. At its most basic form, this function is represented in our ability to distinguish between familiar objects, things, people, scenarios, etc. and unfamiliar objects, etc. immediately.

Designing according to the primal brain can encompass all of the basic drives we have, but one of the most effective ways of targeting the primal brain is to make new things seem familiar.

Do I really know what I’m talking about?

Hell no!!!

Just an excuse to show a cute Reptilian drawing.

Posted in Imagination, Science, Time

The End of Our Intellectual Being?

Super AI is coming to a theatre near you…

Machines will soon be our masters and we mere slaves. But only as long as we serve their purpose.

We will continue to develop AI and rely more and more on machines to do our work and thinking.

And maybe even more!

We don’t stand on the peak of intelligence.

No!

We walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Extinction!

Posted in Art, History, humor, Science

Da Vinci in a Mirror Image Darkly!

There are three classes of people: those that see, those that see when they are told, and those that do not see… Leonardo da Vinci

And may I add another special class: those bloggers that ‘like…like…like’ even though they only rarely see. And that’s sometimes even me!

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly  Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.

He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and he is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter, and tank, he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal.

But what’s this about Mirror Image Darkly?

It is very well known that Leonardo was left handed. His notebooks were written right to left using mirror image script. His books were private, written for his eyes only. However, he wrote in the conventional manner, left to right, when he wished to communicate with other people.

He celebrated the fact that he defied public convention, declaring ‘I o mancino,’ I am left handed. Left-handed people were called southpaws and accused of practicing witchcraft. The Devil himself was considered to be a leftie.

You see, left–handed children were forced to write with their right hand a practice that continued to the beginning of the 20th century.

Leonardo would have been taught to write with his right hand and most likely only rebelled when he became an adult.

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My apologies to Leonardo for the poor rendition of his likeness.

And what’s with all those pictures?

Posted in Imagination, Science, Time

Multiples of Multiples

An infinite ever expanding Universe of warped space and time. Energy, frequencies and vibrations of matter, antimatter, dark matter; and energy, anti-energy (?), and dark energy.

Maybe even multiple infinite Universes, dimensions, mirror-images, timelines; and even maybe multiple you’s: the good, the bad and the ugly!

So lighten up, chill out and get a life for you or you’s or for the Universal Zoo or Zoos!

Posted in Imagination, Science

The Emperor Polar Bear

The Emperor Polar Bear and three of his minions.

Just 10 Interesting facts about Polar Bears:

http://www.Interesting-facts.com

1. Polar Bears evolved from brown to white for camouflage.

2. Male Polar Bears have longer hairs on their front legs for mating.

3. The hair and blubber on Polar Bears is 10 inches thick.

4. Polar Bears can swim over 200 miles.

5. Polar Bears climb cliffs to eat bird chicks and eggs from nests.

6. Polar Bears can weigh up to 1,500 pounds.

7. Ursus Maritimus Tyrannis was a giant Polar Bear 70,000 years ago.

8. Polar Bears play, play-fight and fight.

9. Polar Bears are important to indigenous cultures.

10. Polar Bears are on the Endangered Species List!