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The ‘investigative press’ is quite concerned about President Trump’s height. If he is 6 foot 3 and 239 pounds, he is overweight but not obese, if he is 6 foot 2 he is obese. All this is a matter of definition by a single number — the...
What if I told you that a very important neuronal synaptic protein Arc (Arg3.1) is acting like like a virus, sending copies of itself (and its messenger RNA) across the synapse? Would a team of shrinks, who’ve never examined me, tell you that I was crazy...
Prions existed in yeast billions of years before humanity came on the scene. What are they for? Immediately we are back in the Aristotelian world of teleology, where everything had a reason for existence and a purpose. http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/aristotle/themes.html....

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The ‘investigative press’ is quite concerned about President Trump’s height. If he is 6 foot 3 and 239 pounds, he is overweight but not obese, if he is 6 foot 2 he is obese. All this is a matter of definition by a single number — the...
What if I told you that a very important neuronal synaptic protein Arc (Arg3.1) is acting like like a virus, sending copies of itself (and its messenger RNA) across the synapse? Would a team of shrinks, who’ve never examined me, tell you that I was crazy...
Prions existed in yeast billions of years before humanity came on the scene. What are they for? Immediately we are back in the Aristotelian world of teleology, where everything had a reason for existence and a purpose. http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/aristotle/themes.html....