3A Essay

I needed to post something lighter after that rage. Here is Hugh Gallagher’s essay seeking college admission, which got him into NYU in the early 90’s: IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT…

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Know This, Citizen!

The United States is not a theocracy. I am ashamed to see my fellow Catholics leaning in that direction. If you want to change it, amend the Constitution. Until then, National Prayer Day should be barred, per the 1st Amendment. Of course, I have heard the argument about the Founding Fathers’ religious intent for this…

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Tom Sowell Said It Best…

when he said:

I cannot understand people who say that minorities should be represented everywhere and yet are upset when there are blacks represented in the conservative movement.

I am no tea partyer, but I found these to be telling:

Quick TED

Photos that changed the world: + Matching the new sidepane pic, some facts about kissing: In a 2007 study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, a team of researchers led by psychologist Susan Hughes examined gender differences in kissing among college students and the evolutionary foundations for those differences. What they found indicates that kissing…

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Switch!

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I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
– Oscar Wilde

I Really Didn’t Like This Much…

This blog is my thought-exploits tracker. Not Republican. Not Democratic. Thoughtfully & dangerously Catholic. Accordingly counter-culture. Unpredictably strange. Perpetually starting wars for better peace. Over all, the art of bullshitting done right. And it just so happens that this is the corner of the universe I can change. *POOF!* It’s different. Gratuitous self-pic, in my…

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TED + Study

He is only a journalist, but still, there are a few good points in there (and some totally stupid ones): +  The downside to being bilingual: Bilinguals’ virtually doubled processing load could lead to general difficulty producing all word forms or to difficulty only in specific conditions. In Experiment 1, bilinguals and monolinguals completed diaries…

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The Biophilic Universe

Antony Flew, former champion of atheism, writes: Imagine entering a hotel room on your next vacation. The CD player on the bedside table is softly playing a track from your favorite recording. The framed print over the bed is identical to the image that hangs over the fireplace at home. The room is scented with…

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Light on the Real Stuff…

So here are some thoughts and unrelated selections of art from my hard drive: If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. – Carl Sagan The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. –…

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