When I look at the amazing description of the Universe created by science, I find that it is anything but meaningless

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Neurons in the brain of a mouse. Confocal microscope image by Hermes Solenzol

Meaning and ethics


Why some animals deserve to be treated better than others

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Fleas by Twokinds, DeviantArt

What is Speciesism?


What happens in the skin, the nerves and the brain during a spanking, and how it can help you improve your experience

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Bakugo spanking Liz, by CherryS-12, DeviantArt

Does a spanking produce pain or just sensation?


You are in the army and you are ordered to take part in a coup. What would you do?

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Antonio Tejero and his policemen taking over the Spanish Congress. Source The Guardian.

A chess game that I never got to finish

The entire government, the Senate, and the Parliament was taken hostage. The country was effectively decapitated.


I am 64 and newly retired. I want to stay in shape and have fun. Wish me luck!

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Big Bear ski resort on January 26, 2021. Photo by the author.

First shot


Understanding the different sub-spaces and their neurological basis

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© SPNKD


Who should get vaccinated first? Should we allow anti-vaxxers to skip the vaccine? Should we still confine vaccinated people?

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Engraving of the sinking of the Titanic by Willy Stöwer. Source.


Death means losing everything. Death is the final liberation from suffering. Death is disappearing into nothingness.

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Deaths-Head Moth by AngelaRizza, DeviantArt

My father just died


UTIs are one more way in which women pay a higher price for sex than men

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Mount Tom viewed from Bishop, where Nancy was hospitalized. Photo by the author.

A cautionary tale way more scary than it should be


Human sexuality does not fit the procreation-centric view promulgated by both religion and evolutionary psychology

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Cho x Cedric x Harry by upthehillart, DeviantArt

The procreation-centric view of sex

Hermes Solenzol

UCLA professor. Neuroscientist doing research on pain. Writes about science, philosophy, politics and kinky sex. https://sexsciencespirit.blogspot.com/

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