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Human Brain Size Shrinking For Last 10,000+ Years

An article at Scientific American offers some explanations, but nobody knows why with certainty. Maybe it’s simply related to the decline in average human body size that started about 10,000 years ago, the dawn of the Agricultural Revolution. 72 more words

Peculiarities of the Asperger Experience of Time

The subject of time is itself peculiar: we don’t know exactly what time is, or maybe we do (see link below to Quanta Magazine.) Our familiar measurements, whether phases of the moon, the unwinding of a spring, or the vibrations of a Cesium atom are not measurements of time, but rather tools that keep track of the rate of recurrence of recurring events. 635 more words