Las palabras: símbolos para recuerdos compartidos

Ingreso de Paz Battaner
Feb 2, 2017
3:50 despertar interes, curiosidad y gusto por la lengua espanola

10:44 refran vasco: “Lo imposible, con esfuerzo se logra”

el significado abstracto
13:09 nominalizaciones de verbos o los adjetivos en sustantivos

45 sentido del humor

<54:32 Borges
las palabras [son] símbolos para recuerdos compartidos

1:11:25 el uso de la lengua puede ser espontaneo, mientras que su analisis no lo es nunca

1:14:28 las palabras las llevamos puestas, de modo que corren con nostros cuando las perseguimos, porque la comprension que buscamos es la de nuestra propia naturaleza, como hispanohablantes.


¿Castellano o español?


El valor económico del castellano será central en el Congreso de la Lengua
– una lengua que nos une y nos integra
– celebrar el idioma

7:34 contribuir al buen uso y la unidad del idioma comun


Nobody Is Normal

Yale Research Confirms What You’ve Always Suspected: Nobody Is Normal
We’re all weirdos, science has confirmed, and that’s something to celebrate.
March 19, 2018.
By Jessica Stillman

Every day, millions of people around the world ask Google some variation of the question, “Am I normal?” Burdened by shame, we turn to the internet to figure out if our behavior, our bodies, and our deepest emotions mark us as outside the mainstream.

original article:
The Myth of Optimality in Clinical Neuroscience
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 22, Issue 3, p241–257, March 2018
Avram J. Holmes, Lauren M. Patrick


That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact
July 18, 2017

The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates …

A dozen of the 14 compounds were still as potent as they were when they were manufactured, some at almost 100 percent of their labeled concentrations.

Intelligence genes

The Economist.
December 16, 2021


A combined analysis of genetically correlated traits identifies 187 loci and a role for neurogenesis and myelination in intelligence
W. D. Hill, et al.
Molecular Psychiatry (2018)
Published online: 11 January 2018

Systems genetics identifies a convergent gene network for cognition and neurodevelopmental disease
Nature Neuroscience (2016) 19, 223–232
Michael R Johnson, et al.

journalistic version:
Intelligence genes discovered by scientists
By Sarah Knapton
21 Dec 2015
Darren Griffin, Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent, said: “Genetics is the science of inheritance, not pre-determinism, and there is no substitute for hard work and application.”

In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence
Carl Zimmer
MAY 22, 2017


The growing global battle against blood-sucking ticks
Scientists have no shortage of ideas about how to stop tick-borne illnesses. What is holding them back?
Melinda Wenner Moyer
25 August 2015

Ticks then thrive on the rodents, which are poor groomers.
Studies suggest that larval ticks have a 50% chance of surviving when they feed on mice, but only a 3.5% chance on opossums.

Eisenia fetida: an epigean organism


How to Identify Wild Red Wiggler Worms – Eisenia Fetida
Tim Rosanelli
Jun 26, 2014

Why Am I Raising 4 Different Kinds Of Composting Worms? Well Let Me Tell You Why!

  • red wigglers (Eisenia fetida)
  • African night crawlers (Eudrilus eugeniae)
  • Alabama jumper
  • European night crawlers