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But beneath my feet I felt the sting of the earth remembering - Slythhearted - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Most families have secrets, Stiles’s family has more than most. Bucky Barnes was too late finding the daughter Natasha smuggled out of Russia, but there’s a grandson in California he really wants to stalk meet. An adventure with Werewolves, hunters and substitute teachers.

Written for the 2013 Teen Wolf Crossover Big Bang
crossover  f:teenwolf  f:avengers  au  family!fic  hunters  c:natasha.romanoff  c:bucky.barnes  c:stiles.stilinski 
july 2019 by miss_speller
IQ is Largely a Psuedoscientific Swindle
Background : “IQ” is a stale test meant to measure mental capacity but in fact mostly measures extreme unintelligence (learning difficulties), as well as, to a lesser extent, a form of intelligence, stripped of 2nd order effects. It is meant to select exam-takers, paper shufflers, obedient IYIs (intellectuals yet idiots), ill adapted for “real life”.
intelligence  ecology  hunters 
january 2019 by jaypcross
Days When the Rains Came - HugeAlienPie - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Allison and Stiles have rogue hunters on their tails. Derek has a bar and three overly helpful betas. Stiles and Allison are devising a fake dating scheme to throw off the hunters. Derek is never getting his quiet bar back.
f:teenwolf  au  fake.relationship  hunters  pack!fic  bar  p:derek/stiles  pre.ship  friendship  c:allison.argent 
january 2019 by miss_speller
Higher altitude means much lower death rates
Extremely compelling evidence for longevity by living in the mountains. Exciting!
hunters 
december 2018 by jaypcross
Beef Tongue: A Hunter / Gatherer Delicacy
The archaeological record for virtually all stone age hominids and historically studied hunter gatherers demonstrates that tongue removal and consumption in prey mammals was a nearly universal practice.2-4 Similarly, modern humans living in 19th century America seemed to also have a great fondness for tongue. In just four short decades, American buffalo hunters slaughtered bison almost to the point of extinction, reducing their numbers from an estimated 30 million to less than 1,000 animals. The tongues were one of the only pieces of meat the hunters took.

To put it simply, tongue is one of the highest fat organs in mammals, and our hunter gatherer ancestors realized that tongue prevented symptoms of protein poisoning, was more satiating than muscle meat and simply made them feel good. If you can get over the western stigma of eating “tongue,” you will taste one of the ancient delicacies of humankind. Why does properly cooked tongue taste so delicious? Let me enlighten you with the very first study ever of tongue fatty acid composition."
hunters  nutrition 
november 2018 by jaypcross
Book snippet of Paul Erdos talking about amphetamines and creativity
"You've shown me I'm not an addict. But I didn't get any work done. I'd get up in the morning and stare at a blank sheet of paper. I'd have no ideas, just like an ordinary person. You've set mathematics back a month."

- Paul Erdos, on the 30 days he went without amphetamines to prove to a friend that he could. Quote came from the book "The Man Who Loved Only Numbers"
amphetamine  creativity  hunters 
september 2018 by jaypcross
Human vocal behavior within competitive and courtship contexts and its relation to mating success
"Men displaying faster articulation rate and louder voices reported significantly more sexual partners."

[MY NOTE: I don't doubt this. Although I must point that if any group of men were disproportionately more likely to inflate their partner count...]
hunters 
july 2018 by jaypcross
To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future
Intro: A controversial theory suggests that perception, motor control, memory and other brain functions all depend on comparisons between ongoing actual experiences and the brain’s modeled expectations.

Gurwinder's summary tweet: "Human perception is like predictive text, filling in the unknown with what is already known, reshaping the foreign into the familiar, sacrificing fidelity for intelligibility."

[MY NOTE: This seems extremely relevant to my argument about school homogenizing the anchors we have access to in our minds and thus limiting creativity.]
anchors  creativity  hunters  to-read  perception-training  where-no-man-dares 
july 2018 by jaypcross
5 Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done
• Personal Exceptionalism
• Dichotomous Thinking
• Correct Overgeneralization
• Blank-Canvas Thinking
• Schumpeterianism

[MY NOTE: I love this list...but if these traits cause effectiveness, then how can you call them "distortions" in any meaningful sense?]
creativity  hunters 
july 2018 by jaypcross
Driven by Compression Progress: A Simple Principle Explains Essential Aspects of Subjective Beauty, Novelty, Surprise, Interestingness, Attention, Curiosity, Creativity, Art, Science, Music, Jokes
"I argue that data becomes temporarily interesting by itself to some self-improving, but computationally limited, subjective observer once he learns to predict or compress the data in a better way, thus making it subjectively simpler and more beautiful. Curiosity is the desire to create or discover more non-random, non-arbitrary, regular data that is novel and surprising not in the traditional sense of Boltzmann and Shannon but in the sense that it allows for compression progress because its regularity was not yet known. This drive maximizes interestingness, the first derivative of subjective beauty or compressibility, that is, the steepness of the learning curve. It motivates exploring infants, pure mathematicians, composers, artists, dancers, comedians, yourself, and (since 1990) artificial systems."

[MY NOTES: What a gem from 2008 that has not been appreciated or understood anywhere near enough in the decade since. Highly relevant to my work!]
anchors  creativity  hunters 
july 2018 by jaypcross
Treatment of ADHD with methylphenidate may sensitize brain substrates of desire: Implications for changes in drug abuse potential from an animal model
"Aims. Currently, methylphenidate (MPH, trade name Ritalin) is the most widely prescribed medication for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We examined the ability of repeated MPH administration to produce a sensitized appetitive eagerness type response in laboratory rats, as indexed by 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations (50-kHz USVs). We also examined the ability of MPH to reduce play behavior in rats which may be partially implicated in the clinical efficacy of MPH in ADHD.

Design. 56 adolescent rats received injections of either 5.0 mg/kg MPH, or vehicle each day for 8 consecutive days, and a week later received a challenge injection of either MPH or vehicle. Measurements. Both play behavior (pins) and 50-kHz USVs were recorded after each drug or vehicle administration.

Results. MPH challenge produced a substantial 73% reduction in play behavior during the initial treatment phase, and during the last test (1 week post drug), 50-kHz USVs were elevated approximately threefold only in animals with previous MPH experience.

Conclusions. These data suggest that MPH treatment may lead to psychostimulant sensitization in young animals, perhaps by increasing future drug-seeking tendencies due to an elevated eagerness for positive incentives. Further, we hypothesize that MPH may be reducing ADHD symptoms, in part, by blocking playful tendencies, whose neuro-maturational and psychological functions remain to be adequately characterized."

[MY NOTE: Jesus! A 73% reduction in play? So many lost anchors. So much squandered creativity.]
adhd  play  hunters  proof 
july 2018 by jaypcross
A Flash of Illumination on the Greyhound Bus: Physicist Freeman Dyson on Creative Breakthrough and the Unconscious Mind
"To arrive at the frontiers of physics is like breaking through a crust, after which one finds plenty of room to move in a lot of directions."
creativity  hunters  quotes 
june 2018 by jaypcross
Hunter's Moon - Bridgesto - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Scott has a hero-complex; Stiles has a staying-alive-complex with an override button the size of Texas.
f:teenwolf  p:derek/stiles  alwaysagirl!Stiles  alwaysagirl!derek  rule63  pre.ship  pack!fic  hunters  torture  wolfsbane 
june 2018 by miss_speller

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