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Speech and Thought

           The relationship between thought and speech has long been a question. Steven Pinker, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and renowned linguist, takes on the challenge of parsing out thought and speech (among many other things) in his book, “The Language Instinct”. He begins his chapter on this topic with a long quote from “1984”, the classic dystopian novel by George Orwell. In “1984”, Orwell writes about Newspeak, which is a governmentally controlled language that has been carefully constructed to eliminate all dissent by controlling what words the language contained and the meanings of those words. “The word free still existed, bu

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Conflicting Diagnoses

    Concussions are a frighteningly common occurrence for many athletes.  Athletes in contact sports are at the highest risk, but just about every sport carries some risk of head injury.  The CDC estimates that between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports and recreation concussions occur each year. (1) Perhaps over a quarter of those who suffer Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI, the label for concussions now most common among non-athletic medical professionals) do not report their injuries, a statistic that my own personal observations would seem to confirm.

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Steroids in Baseball

           
Steroids in Baseball
 
It is common knowledge that steroids have ruined modern baseball. Thousands of books and articles have been written on the scourge of what was once an innocent game, played by men with nothing more than pure kindness and goodness in their hearts. A nation once enthralled while watching Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chase Roger Maris’ longstanding record of 61 home runs in a season

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