Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Quotations

6/29/09.

He's an animal lover...People he don't like so much.

--- Tom Stoppard (1937 - )


Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

--- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)


Chutzpa is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan.

--- Leo Rosten (1908 - 1997)

Autism - The Non-Hollywood Version

6/29/09. A memoir of his autistic brother.

http://www.city-journal.org/2009/bc0626sk.html

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Interview with Robert Wright

6/24/09. Robert Wright's new book "The Evolution of God" traces the many moods of God throughout human history - see post 6/8/09.

http://www.salon.com/env/atoms_eden/2009/06/24/evolution_of_god/

Not Every Child is a Genius

6/24/09. The idea of multiple intelligence is an appealing concept --- but is it true?

http://chronicle.com/free/v55/i39/39ferguson.htm

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Myth of Prevention

6/20/09. A doctor explains why it doesn't pay to stay well. Decoding what works, what falls short in Obama's plans to reform health care.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204005504574235751720822322.html

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Capitalist Manifesto

6/18/09. Fareed Zakaria in Newsweek's cover story, describes the system of capitalism --- an economic system - with all its faults - that has created more wealth for more people than any political system in history.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/201935

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Health Risks and Stimulant Medication for ADHD

6/16/09. Despite 60 years of research, controversies about using stimulant medication to treat ADHD remain a never-ending story. Here are links to recent balanced responses from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and an editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry to the latest - but not new - controversy about the use of stimulant medication.

FDA:

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/DrugSafetyInformationforHeathcareProfessionals/ucm165858.htm
The American Journal of Psychiatry

http://www.furiousseasons.com/documents/stimulanteditorial.pdf

Monday, June 15, 2009

Borderline Personality Disorder

615/09. Jane Brody, superb science writer in the New York Times, discusses BPD --- a disorder difficult to treat, and harder to live with.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/health/16brod.html?_r=1&ref=science

Monday, June 8, 2009

Book Review: "The Evolution of God"

6/8/08. Robert Wright has also written "Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny," and "The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life."

"Can religions in the modern world reconcile themselves to one another, and can they reconcile themselves to science? I think their history points to affirmative answers."

--- Robert Wright

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124443046235593295.html

Monday, June 1, 2009

Frequent Moves and Adolescent Suicide Rate

6/1/09. Study finds teens who have moved a lot are more vulnerable to suicide.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/health/02teens.html?_r=1&hpw

The Labyrinth of Race

6/1/09. Victor Davis Hanson describes the conundrums of race and diversity in America. You may not agree with all of his ideas, but you will be forced to rethink yours.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/05/31/lost_in_the_labyrinth_of_race_96763.html