September 3rd, 2007

Wishful Seeing

Visual Perception Versus Reality..

Our eyes may be playing tricks on us: New research shows that sometimes people actually see what they want to see. Social psychologist David Dunning of Cornell University recently devised experiments to test whether wishful thinking can affect our seeing. 

"It's well established from evidence in everyday life and the laboratory that people think what they want to think," he says. "We're taking this a step beyond. We're asking if desires and fears can influence literally what people physically see."


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Joke of the Day

Two soldiers were having a chat during their free time. First Soldier: Why did you join the army? Second Soldier: I didn't have a wife and I loved war. So I joined. How about you? Why did you join the army? First Soldier: I had a wife and I loved peace. So I joined.


Eltanin Antenna

Eltanin Antenna...

A mysterious structure that was discovered at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in 1964, by the NSF Polar Research Vessel Eltanin. The object was described as being a pole rising from the ocean floor with a series of twelve spokes radiating from it. 

Each spoke had a sphere shape on the end of it, and were at an angle of 15 degress from one another. The 'Eltanin Antenna' as it was called, is some 1000 miles south of
Cape Horn
. There has been a lot of speculation regarding the origins and purpose of the object.

Some marine biologists think that it may be a type of life form, although no form of marine life is known to be of such a peculiar shape. Others have suggested that the object was intentionally put there, possibly by an ancient civilization, or even by beings from another world.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7) 

Women's Pain

Men don't feel Women's Pain

Women are the more sensitive sex. They experience physical pain more readily than men do, and they also respond more favorably to pain-killing drugs. Recent studies reveal that a single protein, called GIRK2, may explain the gender imbalance.

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Quote of the Day

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."  


Person of the Week

Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock 

The acting surgeon general of the Army was named the American Legion Auxiliary's Woman of the Year at the organization's national conference in Reno, Nev., Aug. 28.

Maj. Gen. Pollock joins the ranks of first lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other women who have demonstrated great pride in the country as recipients of the award. Proclaiming to be the world's largest women's patriotic organization, the American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members who volunteer and raise funds in support of veterans and local communities.

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