study: "autistic facial characteristics identified"

Heck, I suggested there was a link between autism and the human face 12 years ago.  Originally in my defunct website, later here.

And now there is this. Which seems likely to be trashed, as bigoted or something.

Note how they describe this as "a step toward understanding cause of autism" (sic). What the fuck do they think the cause could possibly be? It's as if they do not understand existence at all.

If we take the study at face-value, a third-eye would not be enough, the autistic would have to go on to violate another a deep breath taboo at least, to change the shape of their face.


one about politics, again about liars, and about TED

Today, Reddit has a thread about a video called "How to spot a liar".

No commenter in either forum seems to get that in the 21st century the actuality of the liar is waved like a red cape to maneuver dumb animals.

Of course, running through a list of actual liars is called 'brilliant'.

To me the subtext seemed to be:  you, the lovely audience, with your fake sciences, fake anthropology, fake history, bad economics, and relentless spin are not the problem, those bad people who blatantly lie are!

I admit I did not watch all of it. TED makes me grit my teeth.

I will try to be succinct - with a few exceptions the world is not poker. It is more like, poker but where most of the other players hallucinate each time they glance at their hole cards.


audio podcast - me talking about 3 types of yoga

Which is the most enlightened - to meditate on a mountaintop, go with the flow, or be your face?

An unscholarly comparison of Raja yoga, Kripalu yoga, and a yoga that nurtures personality.