Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Sex and the Bible

Not exactly what I thought it’s going to be.  Just shows how important it is to go to the actual source and try to understand it in the context of the times.  From Time magazine, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010:

What the Bible Has to Say About Sex

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November 8, 2010 Posted by | Bible, religion | , | Leave a comment

Love or sex for creative thinking?

Check out “Solve that baffling problem” for an exploration of how psychological distancing helps creative thinking.  Then read the article below how being in love does the same — but thinking of sex does not!  From Scientific American, September 29, 2009:

Does Falling in Love Make Us More Creative?

A new study demonstrates that thinking about love–but not about sex–causes us to think more “globally,” making it easier to come up with new ideas

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October 2, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, brain, psychology | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Secrets of the Phallus: Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

Funniest scientific article I’ve ever read…. from Scientific American:

Bering in Mind –  April 27, 2009

Secrets of the Phallus: Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

Evolutionary psychologists decipher the “Rosetta stone” of human sexuality

By Jesse Bering


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April 28, 2009 Posted by | evolution, fun | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Girls gone wild … for monkeys

From Seed Magazine:

Girls gone wild … for monkeys

What you are into may surprise you

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June 17, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, brain | , , , , | Leave a comment

Your face tells about your sexual behaviour

It seems your sexual behaviour is present in your face, for all to see. I guess “she looks like a slut” means she is one…

Here for a ring? Or just a fling?

Hot for a one-night stand? Longing for a lifetime of monogamous love? Your romantic intentions may be written all over your face, new research has found

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May 16, 2008 Posted by | anthropology, behaviour | , , , , | Leave a comment