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.
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scientists and journalist science-commentators are actively fighting the latest in science, continuing to insist on an outdated mechanistic, physicalist, or materialist approach to scientific hypothesizing, research, and interpretation.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 1905.
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. Quantum physics is my favorite. I have spent over fifty years reading astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, genetics, psychology, nutrition, ergonomics, and environmentalism.
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, finance, humor, and current events.
I am health oriented; I don’t drink alcohol, smoke anything, or use illegal drugs (and I avoid most legal ones). I love to cook and bake from scratch using organic ingredients (I loves me 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; also butter and eggs weekly); I eat fruit, salads, meat, nuts, and whole carbohydrates; 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; love 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, online manuscript and review submission website 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 science journal.
Hire me to act, write, edit, or copy edit your manuscript. If I do say it myself, 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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Last Updated: June 2013. Happy birthday to me.