You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus
December 6, 2015
June 8, 2015
John Williams (1980) plays Granada (Albeniz): http://youtu.be/rdb9efEXz8o
May 29, 2015
I more than often blog so that I have the links of interesting articles at hand.
This article was in http://www.skepticnorth.com/2012/12/ten-books-for-skeptics/ from December 2012. You see people that are gullible and hold onto stories not based in fact are a real irritation to me. It is dangerous, it puts science in reverse. It destroys the planet!
The problem is of course that there is little success in arguing with these idiots.
Everybody may have an opinion, but to express it is another story. It may be not politically correct for one and then you will be in trouble, remember the truth is not always politically correct.
Racism is not new it has come with us through the ages; it is part of protecting one’s own. So if somebody looks different, think different even smells different, your clan had to get rid of them.
Lots of people love to believe in pseudoscience, based on personal experiences that they somehow take as some miracle. And of course the media laps this up, Religion does too.
Most people that follow banting has never read up on the medical issues. They cannot even answer the most basic questions. They follow Noakes ( South Africa’s Dr Oz) (who is in it for the money and NOT a food scientist) blindly. They may end up skeletons with serious liver problems. Now how did they get so fat in the first place? And Dear Noakes will never tell you how bad bacon is for you. He probably does not know!
Maybe the general level of intellect has drastically dropped in the last fifty years.
People waste time on complaining, they love to, but nothing on the solution to the problem. That they love to leave to others!
April 30, 2015
Even insects. There is no denying it.
Found this interesting article on bumblebees that use nicotine to self medicate here
So far, the majority of evidence for animals self-medicating—either by ingesting or applying substances with medicinal properties to treat or prevent disease—has been documented in vertebrates, and more specifically chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). But there is a growing body of evidence that a wider and wider range of animals seek out plants and other substances specifically for their healing properties.
Known as zoopharmacognosy (literally “animal-drug-knowing”), the most common examples involve parrots eating clay to absorb toxins in the gut or dogs eating grass to make themselves sick. North American brown bears (Ursos arctos) are also known to make a paste of osha roots and saliva to rub through their fur to repel insects in a similar way to how many species of birds wipe ants through their feathers to rid themselves of lice. But evidence of self-medicating in insects has until recently remained scant.
Recent research has shown that certain species of bumblebee might seek out nectar high in alkaloids—such as nicotine—when infected with a gut parasite. The alkaloids were shown to reduce the number of parasites after the bees had had their tipple of nectar.
Now what Charlie is looking for I suppose is ….. probably a rat? He and Bully sometimes catch a rat when it comes over from the veld. They bring it to me (Ugh!) and then I buy it off them with a treat. I do not want them to eat rats see.
But Oh Dear for the plants.
from the veld. They bring it to me (Ugh!) and then I buy it off them with a treat. I do not want them to eat rats see.