Category Archives: Body science

Ideas that add up #216

There’s neural circuitry that monitors the level of glucose in our blood, constantly. This is all unconscious, because if we were constantly aware of this and monitoring all the bodily functions consciously, our conscious mind would be overwhelmed. So, when glucose … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #116

The pace wasn’t too fierce; the Bushmen average about ten minutes a mile, but many of those miles are in soft sand and brush, and they occasionally stop to study tracks. They’d still fire the jets and take off at … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #111

“Okay, man, lesson one….Don’t fight the trail,” Caballo called back over his shoulder. “Take what it gives you. If you have a choice between one step or two between rocks, take three.” “Lesson two,” Caballo called. “Think Easy, Light, Smooth, … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #63

Martha Kearney: The way you’re talking about men in this … evolutionary-driven way. Is it fair to look at them as animals, in that sense? Dr Glen Wilson: Well yes this is behaviour we share in common with all other mammals, and … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #42

Despite clothing themselves in animal fur, our ancestors would never have survived unless simultaneously they had acquired a mechanism to maintain their core temperature constant (at around 96 degrees Fahrenheit) irrespective of the fluctuating temperatures — from blazing heat to … Continue reading

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