Jerry Coyne Says Some (More) Really Dum Things – Again…….Good Grief!!

Sweet, weepy jesus…what a shame to see a good mind default to the dumest of human faults.  With Sam Harris leading the charge with his plea that words/statements mean something, Coyne acts as Harris’ lap dog by hand waving and wanting to really, really propose that beliefs cause behaviors.  The science says, at best beliefs are […]

“Even “Forgotten” Trauma May Trigger PTSD Symptoms in Adults”

Even “Forgotten” Trauma May Trigger PTSD Symptoms in Adults August 29, 2014 Michael S. Fanselow, Ph.D. It is well-known that the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are precipitated by traumatic events or highly stressful experiences, including events that happened early in life…it may not be necessary for one to explicitly remember a stressful or […]

“…a mother rat trained to fear a peppermint-like odor transmits that fear to her infant pups when she expresses her fear in their presence. “

a mother rat trained to fear a peppermint-like odor transmits that fear to her infant pups when she expresses her fear in their presence. This is the experimental equivalent of a non-normal, pathological fear—for example, being undone by loud sounds because one has been exposed to trauma in a war zone.

Jerry Coyne Has to Be Lying…Why are Atheists Getting Away with This!?: Religion as Cause of Bad Behavior

Either Coyne is lying or…….? Well, he is being dishonest – not consciously, of course.. In a current post he says this: “Second, Ugyar just won’t accept that religion itself can be the main reason for malevolent acts.” First, a statement like this needs scientific evidence.  Where are the peer-reviewed studies?  How about just one? […]

Dopamine – Not Just About “Reward”

Here is a good alternative perspective to the now widely accepted view of dopamine as the reward necurotransmitter.  It is more complex, of course. Dopamine, Behavioral Economics and Effort Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience http://www.frontiersin.org September 2009 | Volume 3 | Article 13 | 1 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE REVIEW ARTICLE published: 07 September 2009 doi: 10.3389 Against […]