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Yesterday, Research, Morning Reading

It’s Monday and honestly, I’d rather put the failings of last week behind me. Eric’s going to take a stab at the scene I apparently cannot get a hold on. In the meantime, I’m moving on with other Model Species issues. I have a bad habit of getting jammed up on one thing and letting the rest go to hell. The weekend was pretty quiet filled with much EverQuest and a little Rifts. Felt like I was coming down with a cold yesterday. I really hope that’s not the case.

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Passage of Darkness forced me to look up the following:

emic – definition of emic by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.:

Of or relating to features or items analyzed with respect to their role as structural units in a system, as in behavioral science or linguistics.

etic – definition of etic by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.:

Of or relating to features or items analyzed without considering their role as a structural unit in a system, as in behavioral science or linguistics.

I should finish reading that book soon.

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And “news” bit of the morning:

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | North East/N Isles | Attraction ‘down to testosterone’:

Colleague Dr Lisa Welling added: “We tend to think that attraction is relatively stable over time.

“However, our research shows that attraction is affected by fluctuations in testosterone levels.”

These statements are treating attractiveness as an all or nothing thing. While fluctuations might increase what is preferred, I’m guessing that in many of the match-ups the face that wasn’t “preferred” would garner at least I-wouldn’t-kick-’em-out-of-bed status as well.