Monthly Archives: December 2008

Mind over Matter

I decided to click my computer mouse this morning. Or did I? There is good evidence that my brain anticipated my conscious decision by a fraction of a second or even, as the latest research shows, by up to seven … Continue reading

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Keep the Anglicans at Bay

Here is a passage from an authoritative manual of moral theology. It makes interesting reading: “It is not, as a general rule, permitted to Catholic nurses in hospitals to send for non Catholic ministers to attend non Catholic patients for … Continue reading

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Me Jane, you Tarzan

Sexual attraction is a strange phenomenon, and we are often unaware of the factors which play a part. Men, faced by photographs of ostensibly identical twins, tend to choose the one whose eyes have the larger pupils, without knowing why. … Continue reading

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