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The Nice Guy

In pop psychology, the nice guy is an adult male who is friendly yet unassertive in relationships with women. He gives emotional support, avoids confrontation, puts others’ needs before his own, and generally treats women well. Despite these good qualities, many women, even those who claim to want a nice guy, actually choose to date men who are less considerate, likely because they are attracted to the overt sexuality of such “jerks.” Who first used the phrase “nice guys finish last”? More…



The Crypt of Civilization

Sealed in a chamber on the grounds of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, is an elaborate time capsule called the Crypt of Civilization. Inspired by the lack of information about ancient civilizations, university President Thornwell Jacobs devised the crypt in 1935 and spent the next five years deciding what to put in it. Likely the world’s first time capsule, it was sealed in 1940 and is slated be reopened in the year 8113. What items were selected to be stored in the crypt? More… Discuss



This Is Your Brain on Drugs

Using cocaine just once may change a person’s brain structure, making him or her more likely to seek out or crave the drug again. Within hours of being exposed to cocaine, the brain cells of mice displayed increased development of protrusions called dendritic spines, believed to be involved in memory formation. Those mice whose brains were most changed by the cocaine exposure seemed to develop the greatest preference for the drug, suggesting that this is part of the process of learning addictionMore… Discuss


Dawkins Debunks and DESTROYS the ridiculous idea of NOAHS ARK (another Errata to the bookofbooks)

Dawkins Debunks and DESTROYS the ridiculous idea of NOAHS ARK

richard dawkins talks about evolution and the ridiculous idea that noah had a arch and over 40% of americans believe him 🙂

noah evolution theology rickard dawkins god bible religion fable american faith school silk road penguin funny ridiculous congress government athist athism theology agnostic marsupials…

Quotation: Henry Fielding on corruption

We are as liable to be corrupted by our books as by our companions.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

Quotation: H.G. Wells on intelligence and need for…

It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble … Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Discuss

Having any morality is better than being amoral!

Having any morality is better than being amoral! (who care about in what degree?) 

Quotation: Joseph Conrad on Almighty Hunger and powerless Hungry…

No fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does not exist where hunger is; and as to superstition, beliefs, and what you may call principles, they are less than chaff in a breeze.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Discuss

“Reality perceived is reality achieved” George-B

“Reality perceived is reality achieved” George-B

Quotation: James Madison on Government as reflection of human nature

But what is Government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?

James Madison (1751-1836) Discuss