Do you live in the New York area or will you be there on April 2?
Attend a protest at TED on behalf of free and open science:
The brain engages in electrical activity
and secretes chemicals.
It doesn’t secrete thought.
The mind controls behavior.
The mind has free will.
construction of proteins in cells.
That is all.
There is no determinism.
Your brain is changed by what you think.
Your genes are changed by what you do.
Mind does not inexplicably spring from the material.
Everything that exists is made out of mind.
The laws of physics are descriptive, not prescriptive.
Many of the most publically outspoken scientists and journalist science-commentators are actively fighting the latest in science, continuing to insist on an outdated mechanistic, physicalist, or materialist approach to scientific hypothesizing, research, and interpretation.
The persistence of outmoded scientific belief and a long-term reactionary response to new discovery and thought in science is common to a large-scale scientific paradigm shift such as we have been going through since the early 20th century.
Quantum physics and relativity have upended the old physics. What will eventually upend quantum physics?
I write about this, among other things. This is my deal.
I live on the West Coast of the United States.
I am a liberal humanist.
I am 5′ 2″, eyes of blue (I am small but feisty).
I am devoted to science (particularly to quantum physics, chemistry, astronomy, ergonomics, genetics, nutrition, and environmentalism).
I have spent every spare moment since I was 5 reading (carrying a book to read between classes in school, for instance). I decided when I was a teenager that fiction was wasting my time as I learned more from non-fiction; I began to focus on science, psychology, and medicine.
My B.A. is in psychology, with concentration in objective and statistical analysis and special interest in consciousness, cognition, personality, relationships, child development and welfare, abuse and trauma studies, and gender issues.
I love writing and editing, watching movies and television, art and natural history museums, downhill skiing, uphill swimming, oil painting, photography, and reading, analyzing, and writing about science, psychology, medicine, biography, history and politics, finance and economics, and humor.
I have always been health oriented. I don’t drink alcohol (toxic to the body’s cells, it causes cell death and whole-body disease), smoke anything, or use illegal drugs, and I avoid most legal drugs. I love to cook and bake from scratch using organic ingredients (I loves me my homemade whole-wheat bread, chocolate cake, and mint-frosted brownies); I have dairy products two to four times a day – hot chocolate when I can get it; I also love butter, cheese, and eggs (I never believed the “science” that told us that they were bad for us – I analyze logically rather than trust sheep-like in authority. I’ve always shunned margarine and shortening, instead; that is common sense, people); I eat fruit, salads, meat, nuts, and whole carbohydrates (I also never believed in the authorities who once tried to tell us that salt, peanut butter, nuts, and even fatty fish – think salmon – were bad for us; I was right about those foods, as well); I keep my fiber intake high; I avoid processed foods. (A micro post on how to keep your health up and your weight down.)
Acting is the only thing I ever wanted to do with my life. Music is my life. (Vivaldi was the greatest composer of all time; I like Bach; not that big a fan of Mozart – too many notes.) Cats and horses are my favorite non-human animals.
Most recently, in the offices of a university public health program, I was the senior editorial assistant, submission administrator (Thompson Reuters’ ScholarOne), instruction writer and editor, managing editor of special issues, and ad hoc manuscript reviewer and copy editor for an international public health journal.
Please hire me to act, write, or edit. I am loving, empathetic, forgiving, intelligent, talented, ambitious, creative, communicative, and perfectionistic.
Old Motto: That’s what I said.
New Motto: I would never deliberately lead you astray.
General thing to know about me: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
(I am not a vixen, however.)
Dream: To live in L.A., to love and be loved equally, to be swept away by the great joy that only great art can give, and to dance at home on the weekends.
Disclaimer: The size of the title at the top of these pages was not my idea.
Myla, Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington, 2000.
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