1. Anonymous asked: Don't be fucking transphobic and you wouldn't get any messages.

    It seems we need to get back to recipe blogging.

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    1/4 cup Nutella
    1 overripe medium-sized banana
    1 large egg
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

     
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    Anonymous asked: Draven is not a man, do not refer to them as one.

    Draven get out of my inbox, using proxies doesn’t make you inconspicuous. In fact it makes it so much more likely to be you, or your croonies, in which case you get out of inbox as well. 

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    Apology for the fucked up formatting, statcounter appears to have some serious html issues right now. 

     
  3. Anonymous asked: In regards to artificial sweeteners, I've heard claims that their use can cause the adrenal glands to be overworked. That the sweetness 'prepares the body' for glucose, but when it doesn't arrive, it causes a reaction. Is this a load of hoo-hah, or is there evidence for this? Or any other reaction to a sweet taste that is not a sugar? I know that artificial sweeteners can cause hypoglycemia in some animals (humans not being one), but is there anything related to that or adrenals in humans?

    There are a few studies on the subject out there, but most of them have been done on rats so transferability can be a bit of an issue. For example this study found that sucralose doesn’t trigger an insulin response. Here is a review/meta analysis that also supports the notion that aspartame doesn’t trigger insulin release, either. So I would conclude that at the current point we don’t have the reaction people propose we do. That the idea still is popular can probably attributed to the fact that it’s such an apparently logical idea. 

     
  4. Anonymous asked: but your icon is an owl LIKE MOLOCH THE BIG STONE OWL IDOL AT BOHEMIAN GROVE. Suddenly it is all so clear; biologyweeps is the Illuminati that's why you are so pro-vaccine and wont admit that chemtrails are real and and keep making fun of my sweet tinfoil hat. YOU CAN'T FOOL ME I SEE THROUGH YOUR DISGUISE YOU EVIL REPTILIAN OVERLORD YOU

    soloontherocks:

    biologyweeps:

    *pets Nony’s head* 

    I love you a lot right now and I don’t have an owl gif to express my feeling accurately, but be assured that they are feelings of delight and entertainment. 

    i got you covered on the owl

    *uses her reptilian overlord powers to bestow great riches upon Solo* 

    Thank you, that owl is perfect. 

     
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    Anonymous asked: What does a 'purple and shiny' world mean? Is that supposed to mean like rose-tinted or...? I can't think of anything.

    Hell if I know, but I assumed that it was something like that, maybe with an additional metaphor for royalty thrown in (since purple used to be a very expensive color). 

     
  6. Anonymous asked: but your icon is an owl LIKE MOLOCH THE BIG STONE OWL IDOL AT BOHEMIAN GROVE. Suddenly it is all so clear; biologyweeps is the Illuminati that's why you are so pro-vaccine and wont admit that chemtrails are real and and keep making fun of my sweet tinfoil hat. YOU CAN'T FOOL ME I SEE THROUGH YOUR DISGUISE YOU EVIL REPTILIAN OVERLORD YOU

    *pets Nony’s head* 

    I love you a lot right now and I don’t have an owl gif to express my feeling accurately, but be assured that they are feelings of delight and entertainment. 

     
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    Anonymous asked: Did you ever get an ask about artificial sweeteners and adrenal activity? I sent it a few days ago. Thanks!

    I don’t think I did, Anon! can you please resend it? 

     
  8. Anonymous asked: I read your new post on tumlbr. And i cant help but wonder, what do you know about Bilderberg Group? How old are at all? Because and here me out now, i think you dont know anything about it. And not only that but you think this world is purple and shiny... that is directly connected to welth of your family. Would i be far from truth?

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    that’s my face right now. My very first tinfoil hat anon! 

    I’m 23 at least I assume that was the question you wanted to ask. I hate to inform you but my family’s not rich. My mum’s worked as a nanny before me and my sis happened and right now she’s working as a cleaning lady in a saddlery. My dad’s a skilled car mechanic. For fuck’s sake, I get government support for my study period and so does my sis (Bafög, look it up). The most ‘royal’ I can trace my back my family is them being field-workers on a bohemian estate. 

    I just… oh honey if you could see me giggling right now, it’s amazing how deluded some people can be. 

     
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    Anonymous asked: does consciousness come from the brain? and if so is there a way you could successfully implant someone's brain in another body and would that allow them to have consciousness in that body?

    Yup. No brain no consciousness, at least we’ve not yet found an organism that can do consciousness without brain (computers are an entirely different book….). And yes theoretically you could transplant a brain and take all the memories and personality with it.

    The problem is that transplanting a brain with current technology is basically impossible. Nerve cells die too quickly to cut off all the blood supply to the brain, take it out, put it into another body and reconnect all the blood vessels in time to end up with anything else but a useless gelatinous blob of dead cells. Plus, the connection from the brain to the spinal cord is sort of crucial to get right and we’ve not yet reached the point where we can produce that sort of precision work. 

    I wouldn’t rule out that at some point in he far future we might be able to transfer a brain from one body to another, but we’re a far call from that yet. 

     
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    anothersmoothmove asked: My parents (Christian) were saying at the weekend how modern medicine is God's way of healing you, and that praying for healing works more often through the medium of medicine rather than, like, "poof! you're better". I'm unsure how they think medicine works for people who haven't been all prayed for and Jesus. (I'm an atheist.) Anyway, do you know of any studies on faith healing etc? I was also wondering if it had a placebo effect that had been studied?

    tbh, I’d rather have people go ‘medicine is how God heals you’ instead of going ‘god heals you, medicine is fake!’. At least the former group will actually get treatment. I would think that people who don’t get prayed for, in this world view, get healed because divine mercy or something like that. I’ve met Christians who were on the train of thought that even though if someone didn’t personally believe in God, they could still have God take care of them as an act of love. Sort of a ‘it’s true whether you believe it or not’ approach to religion. (I hope that made sense it’s been a while since I talked to these people)

    As for the studies, yes there have been studies done on the effect of prayer on the progress of medical treatment but most of them face certain set-up problems a discussed here. It’s simply very hard to set up a truly controlled but also truly double blind randomized test venue.

    Otherwise it’s generally assumed to be a placebo, or play into the ‘moral support’  part of a treatment, especially in the treatment of diseases like cancer. Now, not to dismiss this, the moral/spiritual support can be a very important part of treatment, so it can be a situation-dependant good idea to incorporate into treatment. (here)