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Programmer/Systems Analyst working mostly in PHP/HTML/CSS. Enthusiast follower of User Experience topics and solutions.


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awarded  Explainer
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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comment If the brain has no pain receptors, how come you can get a headache?
The brain "has" nerves, depending on how you define it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranial_nerve more accurately as January notes it lacks nociceptors.
Sep
18
comment Ramifications and possibility of a diet consuming exclusively of human semen
@MCM it may concern human biological processes, but it's not relevant for anything. I don't see how this is any more valuable than any other "how long can I live eating only X" almost all of which are simply rhetorical "just curious" questions with nothing particularly useful about them.
Aug
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awarded  Excavator
Aug
23
revised When do most mammals mate?
All mammals are animals
Aug
23
comment How did butterflies evolve to have eyes on their wings?
All evolution is due to random changes which are selected for. Change is random, selection is not.
Aug
23
suggested suggested edit on When do most mammals mate?
Jul
26
comment Are mature trees as susceptible to mutation from exposure to radiation as seedlings?
Ionizing radiation is harmful because of damage to genes. It's thus far more damaging, to everything, earlier in the development cycle; down to the point of the very first cell, where relatively small doses of radiation can render the potential organism non-viable (like killing the cell outright). Random mutations all over a tree are unlikely to amount to much
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awarded  Critic
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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revised Is it possible to lose synapses over time?
added 177 characters in body
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awarded  Teacher
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awarded  Editor
Jul
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revised Is it possible to lose synapses over time?
Making the question look less silly
Jul
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suggested suggested edit on Is it possible to lose synapses over time?
Jul
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answered Is it possible to lose synapses over time?
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15
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
15
comment Why are melodies/harmonies perceived as pleasurable by humans?
Why was this asked on Biology and not Cognitive Sciences?