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“From their ‘mature adult’ heights adults only too frequently look down patronizingly upon the ‘childish’ qualities of the child, without any understanding of their real meaning.  25 more words

Mental Illness

From "The Neoteny Society" by Cheyenne Tosiyetto

Taking Stephen Jay Gould to heart, the Neoteny Society was dedicated to the idea that humans, as a species, were just the larval stage of another organism. 172 more words


Social (Experiment) Distortion

There has been a lot of buzz recently about dating websites and the responses that women receive from the men on them. Whether it’s creating social media accounts to share horror stories… 1,157 more words

Social Issues

Human Neoteny - From Tadpole to Salamander

What an incredible phenomenon… this is a must watch! Two minutes of pure hope for humanity.  A very short excerpt from the workshop Terence McKenna presented at Esalen in December 1994.

Terence Mckenna

Christmas Goes Viral: Festivus for the Rest of Us

Everything is a caricature of itself now, and entertainment is king. So Christmas in America is when we all get to return to our childhood fantasies, beyond sugar plums and into consumer gluttony—or not. 719 more words


Diebuster Made Me Change How I Viewed Gunbuster

Over time, and several viewings, I have reconsidered my attitude to the classic 1988 OVA Aim for the Top! Gunbuster. It is a well-constructed, entertaining and aesthetically spectacular piece of television, but precisely what it represents – to me, anyway – has changed as my knowledge of anime of its time has increased. 1,285 more words

Animation & Film