Did you realize that the variegated surface of our brains is actually divided into a number of distinct areas? Korbinian Brodmann identified 52 different cell patterns in the cortex in 1909 and today we know the functions associated with most, if not all, of them. My friend, Osan Gar, set about to develop a teaching…

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“Philosophy is a talk on a cereal box… Philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks… “ Words in a song attempt to define philosophy but like some abstract Buddhist teaching they leave us with nothing definite to hang on to. But these words do point to the fact that philosophy is a bit hard…

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In science, questions are phrased in terms of hypotheses. Usually, two hypotheses are developed and then an experiment is designed to see which hypothesis is more likely to be true. For this column, I’m engaging in a little hypothetical slight of hand. It seems to me that there are many, many sims that have science…

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  Hypothesis! is a new series of articles dealing with science in Second Life. They are written by Deepthinker Oh (call me Deepy), who is just off a nearly decade long stint at Maniera SL magazine where she was the managing editor. She has presented at the Science Circle and some of her favorite discussions…

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