Surfing The Brain WavesNeuroscientists say
that gay men have brains like straight women, with larger right hemispheres than straight men. Apparently this means that they are better navigators.
So, how do you explain that once I've been somewhere I can generally find it again whereas 'Er Indoors always gives wrong directions to taxi drivers?
And can we now argue that because religious conservatives are opposed to gay men and women having full participatory rights in their churches
that these religions have lost direction?(NB. Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, but it is in 26 other countries with Muslim majorities, seven of which carry the death penalty for persons presumed guilty of homosexual acts. A reasoned article about this issue, with readers' comments, can be found here.)Prescient, or what?Take away our clothes, our food, our liquor, our quaint sexual pleasures, or fatiguing little conversations and our loathsome excitements about this and that: what's left? A hollow thing, like one of those silver Christmas-tree ornaments, with no more blood or warmth. Let the snow fall and we're cold as ice, let the wind rustle the branches and we drop and shatter once and for all.
Nothing's left, because we never really lived anything, we never rose above the world of objects, we never deep down within us were alive. It's the age of inversion, the negative age. We're changing into tremendous plants, and soon we'll be breathing carbon dioxide, at the rate we're going.
- Frederic Prokosch The Asiastics (first published 1935)
"I was surprised when I heard of the suspension. I just said some words which are usually heard in the Premier League
China's Sun Jihai
finds Asia's referees are tougher than British ones after being handed a five-game ban and fined £3,450 for verbally abusing Lebanese referee Talaat Najm in a World Cup qualifier.
While he was on the bench.Careless or Carless?
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