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Training the Adult Brain

From today's New York Times: "With a brain already full of well-connected pathways, adult learners should “jiggle their synapses a bit” by confronting thoughts that are contrary to their own..."

So scramble a few cognitive eggs once in a while to keep your brain building new pathways and making new connections.

Here's an idea to get you started, from Cornell University Professor Emeritus Thomas Gold, who for 20 years directed the Cornell Center for Radiophysics and Space Research. Dr. Gold proposes the striking and controversial theory that "a full functioning ecosystem feeding on hydrocarbons, exists deep within the earth, and that a primordial source of hydrocarbons lies even deeper."

In other words, oil and natural gas are not decomposed, prehistoric plants but the natural result of ongoing biological activity deep in the earth's crust. (Thanks to http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/ for the heads-up.)

What if...he's right? So much for the notion of peak oil. Ah, I love having my neurons scrambled.


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