Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monkeys Doubt Themselves Just Like Humans, Study Finds humans aren't the only ones filled with self-doubt and uncertainty. A recent study found that certain monkeys question their own thinking as well.

Professor John David Smith and Michael Beran trained macaques, which are of the Old World group (native to Africa, Asia, and Europe), to play a computer game where if they got an answer right, they received a treat. A wrong answer meant no treat, but a brief pause before the next question. But there was a third option -- the question mark. By selecting the question mark, the screen skipped the present question, considered too hard, and moved on to the next.

The macaques responded in the exact same way as humans -- the monkeys chose to skip the tricky questions. (Unlike Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston who recently hit the evolution question head on when he stated, "I came from God, not from a monkey.") Meanwhile, Dr. Smith told the BBC, "Monkeys apparently appreciate when they are likely to make an error... They seem to know when they don't know..."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What's Amentior About This?

Albrecht Durer's Virgin and Child with monkey I saw this print today and thought of someone.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Give Me a Head with Hair

A few days ago I saw a trailer for a film about the life of Justin Bieber. I admit I busted out laughing. The trailer was so pompous and made it seem like Bieber is some kind of legend and as much of a God's gift to humanity as Jesus Himself. Is Bieber even 15 for crying out loud?

For those of you over 25 or who don't have teen daughters, Bieber is that singer with the Beatles (or Dorthy Hamill depending upon the wind direction) hair cut.

One day he'll be doing reality shows with Danny Bonaduce and Leif Garrett.Hey, where is Shaun Cassidy these days or Rex Stewart? Is Tiger Beat still published?

Don't know any of the names I just listed above? They were all guys who were teen idols for about a year who had great hair!

I don't know for sure what kind of hair Jesus had,but, be assured He's the only guy worthy of continued Adoration.