Monthly Archives: August 2014

On Sleep, Non-REM Sleep in Particular, and Asperger’s Syndrome

Sleep is important. This is something with which no sane person consciously disagrees. People do sometimes ignore it — not on purpose, usually — but they do so at their own peril. If such people drive, the risk-pool extends, greatly, … Continue reading

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“I would accept that as an axiom.” ~Spock

I would also accept this as an axiom. It’s obviously true, but I see no way to prove it. It is not what Spock was referencing in the above quotation, but the content of the quote still applies. Amazingly, though, … Continue reading

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Losing my atheism

It’s gone. I don’t miss it, either.

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The Misadventures of Jynx the Kitten, Chapter Two: Jynx vs. My Computer

Jynx: 1, Computer: 0. Tonight’s feline insanity started while we were watching Star Trek — the episode where Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock go up against a planet full of nuclear-armed Space Nazis. Apparently, cats — or, at least, this … Continue reading

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These phrases, and questions, are likely to confuse people with Asperger’s. Unless confusing us is your goal (and why would you want to do that?), please consider alternate wordings.

Throughout this post, I will refer to people with Asperger’s as “Aspies.” This is not considered a derogatory term; it’s simply how we refer to ourselves. First, we are not stupid. We also are not trying to be difficult when … Continue reading

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Ten Easy Ways to Oppose Secular Superstitious Nonsense

It is a common mistake for skeptics, such as myself, to focus too much attention on religion. Do I understand why so many people lack religious belief, due to a lack of evidence to support it, and/or bad experiences with … Continue reading

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Names for Black Cats and Kittens

Once our new kitten came home today, I asked my Facebook-friends for suggestions for a name. That particular, very simple status message (“Name suggestions for a black kitten, please?”) now has well over fifty comments. In alphabetical order, here are … Continue reading

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