Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Prayer

Sorry for the day off; nothing happened, really. Except for the release of a study that draws predictive parallels between the growth of brain cells, internet networks, and galaxies. As readers of the manifesto will know, I strongly feel that we network in all areas of our life and our existence, so it is gratifying and intensely interesting to see a scientific study formally investigate and recognize what religions have suspected for eons.
When the team compared the universe's history with growth of social networks and brain circuits, they found all the networks expanded in similar ways: They balanced links between similar nodes with ones that already had many connections. For instance, a cat lover surfing the Internet may visit mega-sites such as Google or Yahoo, but will also browse cat fancier websites or YouTube kitten videos. In the same way, neighboring brain cells like to connect, but neurons also link to such "Google brain cells" that are hooked up to loads of other brain cells.

Powerful, yes.  But not a beautiful quote. In the spirit of Youtube distractions, let me offer this rendition of my holiday favorite. Also, stay tuned for a piece in PolicyMic on Hannuka!

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