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Educational Games

There’s a lot of games that attempt to be educational out there.  I break them down into the following categories.


You do the exact same work, but receive stickers or points or badges for doing so. 1,050 more words

Mental Alchemy

“Dreams of gold; Heart of lead

Riches untold; Lust most dread

Tongue whetting lips; Fingers a flurry

Expectations; Born of worry

Lead to gold; The alchemist’s greed… 1,216 more words


Why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Cried in Court

Savagery is harder than you think. As members of a highly social species, genetically coded for cooperation, compassion, and the powerful, nearly telepathic ability to experience what another person is feeling, we should not be terribly surprised that convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev shed at least a few tears in court on Monday when his aunt took the stand in the trial’s penalty phase to plead for his life. 471 more words

Social Justice Warriors and The Narcissistic Cycle of Abuse

In Part 1, we covered what it means to be a malignant narcissist, and how it differs from regular narcissism and psychopathy. We also explained how a malignant narcissist, through the exposure of ideas that allow them to shift blame of their failures from themselves and onto the rest of society, could become a social justice warrior. 865 more words


Just because you’re paranoid

Don’t mean they’re not after you.

∼ Kurt Cobain & Joseph Heller ∼


Sympathy (of a Sort) for Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez belongs in hell—literally. If the fiery pit really exists, the former New England Patriot who was just sentenced to life without parole for the murder of a friend, is awaiting trial for two earlier murders and is being sued by man whom he allegedly shot in the eye and left for dead, deserves a confirmed reservation in the lowest circle. 917 more words

關於Nature 還是 Nurture 這個問題

這是一個科學家每天都在解答的難題, 到底是經歷引導人的發展,還是天生的條件引導人的發展. 我們試著用人類導航能力來解釋吧.

新生嬰兒在前三年的時候,大腦中的Synapse 比他們成年後有的Synapse多近兩倍. 不是說新生嬰兒的大腦還在發展嗎, 怎麼會有比成年人還發達的結構? 這些Synapses 其實在人的頭三年會經歷很多Blooming and Pruning. 從外界接收到的信息, 例如聲音, 會一直刺激傳送到大腦的路徑. 路徑同時間亦會因為不斷的刺激而更加強壯. Synapses 作為大腦中信息的傳媒, 在這路徑中,自然亦然也變得活躍而穩定下來. 而其他沒有多用到或是沒用到的Synapse 也就會退化然後死亡. 經過這個Blooming and Pruning 的過程, 小孩子大腦中留下了最強壯穩健的信息傳達網絡, 對以後的所有的學習起了一個穩定的基礎。 8 more words