Today’s News About:
- Researchers Uncover Why Some People Are Dumber Than Dirt
- 20 Climate Change Myths Exposed
- 9 Kinds Of Intelligence
- Successful Anti-Aging Pill Scheduled For Human Testing
- How To Win The Game Of Life
And, we’ll begin with the following:
Researchers Think They Know Why Some People Are Dumber Than Dirt:
You might want to start cutting stupid people some slack…
Stupidity just might be caused by an virus found in a strain of algae, according to researchers at The Johns Hopkins Medical School & The University of Nebraska.
The virus, a chlorovirus labeled ATCV-1, seems to cause a gradual loss of cognitive abilities, i.e. makes people dumber and dumber, until they finally achieve full dumb-ass-hood.
The virus, commonly found in freshwater lakes and ponds, was also discovered in 40 of the 92 people tested.
Although the microorganism was already known to infect humans, until this test, it was thought harmless.
…our bodies are colonised by millions of bacteria, fungi and viruses that are deemed harmless, new research is suggesting more and more that the tiny strains can have subtle, less obvious affects that develop over time…”
Before you conclude that someone you know is just a dumbass because they aren’t known to frolic in freshwater, the virus can be handed down from generation to generation…
If you find this kinda stuff fascinating, as I do, you can read more at: Researchers Uncover Why Some People Are Dumber Than Dirt
20 Climate Change Myths Exposed:
Speaking of dumbasses, I read a post at Forbes.Com, which debunked 20 falsehoods about climate change that some people insist are true, despite scientific research they’re b.s.
Regretfully, climate change, global warming, etc., has become somewhat of a political issue, but we’re gonna go ahead with this anyway…
Sampling of the climate change myths exposed:
- All climate changes are naturally occurring events.
- The sun is behind global warming.
- Climate changes are limited to Arctic & Antarctic poles.
- Some scientists don’t believe the proof is convincing.
- Al Gore, a well known dumbass, believes it…i.e. he’s pretty much always wrong.
I thought the post was entertaining and enjoyed reading it. You can get it when you click on the following blue link: 20 Climate Change Myths Exposed
9 Kinds Of Intelligence:
From dumbasses to smartasses in just one short post?
Yep, we can do that!
Case in point: People like to talk about other people, especially behind those other people’s back.
A popular subject of those kinda conversations involve how so & so, is maybe book smart, but is challenged when it comes to commonsense – and other such discussions involving other absent people’s intelligence.
Most of us realize intelligence comes in different forms and we try to make allowances for other’s areas of lack.
With that in mind, here’s a link to an interesting post arguing there are 9 types of smartness:
- Naturalist Intelligence
- Musical Intelligence
- Logical Intelligence
- Philosophical Intelligence
- Social (interpersonal) Intelligence
- Kinesthetic Intelligence
- Linguistic Intelligence
- Intrapersonal Intelligence
- Spatial Intelligence
Because I didn’t really see myself as strong player in any of these aforementioned areas of intelligence, I guess I’m one of the dumbasses I’ve enjoyed talking about today.
On the other hand, the post ends with a link to a rather innocuous test that’s supposed to reveal the true nature of your kind of intelligence (uh, I’m a # 7 on the above list)…
Get the definitions of the types of intelligences and take the test when you click on the following blue link: 9 Kinds Of Intelligence
Successful Anti-Aging Pill Scheduled For Human Testing:
Thanks to how new anti-aging pill reversed many of the aging processes in old lab rats, the pill’s now scheduled for human trials.
The pill, so far labeled as a vitamin, essentially works on how the test animal’s DNA repair is controlled. Researchers (Harvard Medical School) reported that it’s anti-aging effects showed up in only 1 week.
Researchers are calling the pill as ‘revolutionary’. (Maybe, but let’s wait and see…)
Yet, they may be onto something because one researcher is already taking the pill daily.
Hope it works out for him, and eventually us kids on the far side of 55…
Learn more when you click on the following blue link: Successful Anti-Aging Pill Scheduled For Human Testing
How To Win The Game Of Life:
You’ve probably heard some ‘self-help’ charlatan claim to have the key to, quote: how to win the game of life unquote, or something similar.
And, I guess viewing life as game we play, is as good a template of the human condition, as any other.
Personally, I’m inclined to think many of us make living far more difficult than we have to. (See my post: 2 Extraordinary Ideas That Will Make You Happy Today
It seems author Mark Manson, agrees with me.
In his fast-moving post, The Formula For Winning At Life Is Actually Incredibly Simple, he says that the game of life is so simple that it only has the following 5 levels:
Level 1 – Find food; find a bed to sleep in at night
Level 2 – Know you’re not going to die
Level 3 – Find your people
Level 4 – Do something that’s important and valuable to both yourself and others
Level 5 – Create a legacy
Game instructions, Mark says are:
The goal of life is simple: it is to level up as much as possible. Each level in life presents a particular challenge that you must overcome.
Once you overcome that challenge, you get to move on to the next level. The goal is to complete as many levels as possible.
At the end of the game, the person at the highest level gets to have the best funeral…”
With the exception to #5, the rest sounded pretty good to me.
After reading his explanation of #5, “means making sure your life mattered when you’re dead”, I can see that, too.
Anyway, fun post and an excellent read that you can get when you click on the following blue link: How To Win The Game Of Life
That’s if for today’s news, until next time,