Battle In Old Ireland

These texts reveal stories from old Ireland which describe people going to and from battle mostly, and details of the fight and recovery and travel and story. They mention that the bands carried booty such that they could end the fight by giving theirs up if they lost.

It is interesting to read about ancient war because the people had a plan really in most cases. They were not amiss of honor. They knew their would be generations who had conflicts, and sometimes there would a battle. Or a war would break out.

Was Destroyed Totally

Social Communication In Sperm Whale Dyads

Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:20:54 -0000
From: “Luke Rendell”

The following paper is now available online at Animal Behaviour; full text is available at, or by emailing me (

Overlapping and matching of codas in vocal interactions between sperm whales: insights into communication function
Tyler M. Schulz, Hal Whitehead, Shane Gero & Luke Rendell

Many animals engage in dyadic vocal exchanges. Studying the patterns of vocal output and spatial arrangement of individuals in these interactions can often reveal information concerning their function. Sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus, frequently exchange short sequences of clicks, termed codas, in social contexts. We analysed the coda vocalizations of sperm whale social units encountered in two different oceans to test hypotheses about how coda exchanges are organized. We also used a dynamic recording array to estimate the spatial scale of these vocal interactions. Coda production was influenced by the timing and types of codas produced by other unit members, resulting in the production of duet-like sequences of coda exchanges between pairs of whales. Codas were more likely to be made within 2 s of another coda than expected by chance, and whales were more likely to match previously produced codas than expected by chance, although matching appeared to be largely a result of the matching of one particular coda type within each social unit. Patterns of overlapping and matching exchanges did not seem to be correlated with relatedness or social affiliation. These exchanges occurred over a range of spatial scales, and are thus likely to be functional both between whales that are near and between those that are comparatively far from one another. The context of these exchanges, reciprocity in coda overlapping, and the sequencing of exchanges into duet-like chains all suggest that coda overlapping and matching function to reinforce social bonds between whales.
– Dr. Luke Rendell Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Tel: (44)(0)1334 463499 E-mail: WWW: School of Biology, University of St. Andrews Bute Medical Building, Queen’s Terrace St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9TS U.K. Social Learning Strategies Tournament – 10,000 Euro prize: The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland : No SC013532

Look Carefully

To Prevent Breast Cancer

To prevent your breasts’ lactal glands from of the birth control pill‘s pregnancy simulation which does affect them over a nine month period of time, leading to confusion for the body- you can choose a healthier approach, which is the three month shot. Sexual relationships in college, for example, sometimes last less than several months. Your breasts should be free of glandular impropriety if you use the shot (which lasts three months) one or more times instead of being “on birth control”. If you are not in a relationship it is good to wait a month or more between shots to allow the body’s health to adjust normally.

A Good Event

The Moscow Biological Museum Fuck-In

Roll Plane

I am the Cenobite Pinhead, not Zippy the Pinhead, assholes.

thank you

In the Year of the Rat

My yin yang stands spinning.

I am dragon, rat, ox, tiger, horse, ram, rooster, and pig.

I would prefer not to be known as a pig, though it be the year of my living birth, for the yearling piglet has been bad to my image. I was conceived upon an island in the Aegean Sea one year before I came to California. So like Romulus and Remus, I was born dog. Woof.

With wood and fire I am the witch king.

With water and earth I purify and make the world better.

Do you know my metal?

Dog, monkey, rabbit, where are my dreams in sleep?

I have been nipponium of discovery, technium of truth, and rhenium of hardness.

I am the rainmaker.

I am dead of limb and body like wood. I have been without breath. I have been without electric limbs. I have been an electroctopus. I have been a water captain.

I burn. It is a burning that others do not have like I do. Homo sapiens aeratus.

I am the world druid.

I balance like atlas these spinning cycles.

In this year and the last there have been many visits from the media.

Do you think desist not strong enough? I do not believe that all of the visits have been of the establishment of order. Some have been follows upon a corruption that is bleeding contempt. It is sickening to those who know to see such madness grow like cancer. During the aeon flux we must be most careful, and a few sickening fools have cultivated their own illnesses of the mind in a context of false prophecy that has crippled society. They fumble with great magics, unknowing the effects. Cast down these charlatans now.

Tim Berners-Lee Posted His WWW Ideas To Usenet As Graphics Files Dr. Livingston


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.