Be grateful that you are broke law students, otherwise you'd have been assessed a meaty judgement against given what you've said here ...
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Handling a gun stirs a hormonal reaction in men that primes them for aggression, new research suggests. Psychologists at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., enrolled 30 male students in what they described as a taste study. The researchers took saliva samples from the students and measured testosterone levels.
They then seated the young men, one at a time, at a table in a bare room; on the table were pieces of paper and either the board game Mouse Trap or a large handgun. Their instructions: take apart the game or the gun and write directions for assembly and disassembly. 15 minutes later, the psychologists measured saliva testosterone again and found that the levels had spiked in men who had handled the gun but had stayed steady in those working with the board game.
The "taste sensitivity" phase of the experiment was in fact intended to measure aggressive impulses. After the writing assignment, the young men were asked to rate the taste of a drink, a cup of water with a drop of hot sauce in it. They were then told to prepare a drink for the next person in the experiment, adding as much hot sauce as they liked. "Those who had handled the gun put in about three times as much as the others — 13 grams on average, which is a lot," said Tim Kasser, one of the authors. He worked with Francis McAndrew, also of Knox, and Jennifer Klinesmith, a former student who had the idea for the study, due to appear in Psychological Science.
Critics of research linking guns to aggressiveness have argued that people who handle guns in experiments tend to act out or think violent thoughts simply because they sense the expectations of the experimenters. The same could be true of this study: the students might have perceived the nature of the study, consciously or not, and acted differently. Yet the aggression was not entirely psychological: the higher the peaks in testosterone, the more hot sauce the students dumped into the drink. And once they learned the real aims of the study, several were disappointed that their cocktails would not be served to a fellow student.
« on: November 07, 2006, 12:31:03 AM »
Mother Nature has created all these nice and beautiful things for us to live with/by/for .. it's sad we don't have the courage to face the fact that we're nothing else but an extension of nature; or pretend that we can label as 'evil', 'dangerous,' whatever, things that we could use to our advantage and live more comfortably ..
« on: November 07, 2006, 12:25:50 AM »
Here's the deal guys:
They screwed you in the ass so that you'd not be able to transfer out. The fact that your GPA is going down could prove disastrous. But you never know, the schools you apply to may well be able to figure out the dirty tricks of your mutha school and give you a spot nevertheless ... in any event, transfer out, even if that means you'll have to go to a T2 .. believe me, I know what I am talking about ..
« on: November 07, 2006, 12:20:38 AM »
Well, to say the truth, I feel sorry for him, I mean, he understands it full well he is a pawn, yet he can't help being a pawn ... look at they way he speaks, it's just like "you know, I know what this is all about, but I have to play the game" ...
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