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  1. When I use my brush my mortars using my electric toothbrush and watch the clock of my microwave oven, it vividly vibrates due to the vibrations of my skull, yet when I turn off the light and look at the light of my printer, it's perfectly still, even though the surroundings appear totally dark. Why does my brain react differently to the numbers of the clock than to the light of my printer? Why do only the numbers vibrate, and everything else in the environment, even if isolated in darkness, appear still? Is this an optic effect, caused by a possible lower frequency in the light of the clock, or some kind of neurological or other effect, perhaps caused because my brain interprets the numbers as concepts rather than ordinary visual input?
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    With "new material," I meant new theories or hypotheses. Apparently, to most magazines the theories or hypotheses must already have been propounded by others, and they merely present these in a more accessible form to the public. Actually, I have many essays I would like to publish, covering subjects ranging from psychology to physics and geology to biology.
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    Are there any actual magazines that publish new material? The ones I've tried all explicitly stated that new material would be rejected.
  4. A book is a bit of a bulky answer to a single question. It will usually take reading the entire book to find the answer, and the rest may be too abstract (too much focus on mathematics and too little on logic), too hypothetical, too much metadata (when who what where), or not on my level (either below it, above it, or, most likely, both). Surprisingly, after a second search with one search term less, I did find a lot Google results for private physics teachers, and contacted them.
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    A paper similar to mine… hm, I tried a few search terms on Google, but then I realized that it is very unlikely that I'll find a paper that it similar. My papers are rather unorthodox. They, are, after all, speculative, but in a way that contradicts many mainstream science. It's not that it uses a lot of speculation, mind you: but the little speculation it uses is rather heretical. Another problem is that some ideas in my papers, while original, are often very simple, making it difficult to make the paper of a length that is considered respectable. Since it contradicts mainstream science, I have little mainstream science to build on — only deductive method. Moreover, they often concern things of which little is known yet, anyhow, and the mainstream hypotheses they contradict have an equal lack of arguments because of this. I think I'll just consider myself a quack. I do not see how viXra would harm the reputation of my hypotheses.
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    How do I best publish papers that contain new, and often hypothetical material? Most science magazines reject new material.
  7. In the impossibility of public education, how could I best find a private teacher for advanced, master level physics?
  8. I thought humans belonged to a separate order. Apparently simians is the correct term for apes and monkeys collectively.
  9. I did read that alcohol doesn't destroy the neurons themselves, only the dendrites, and that these dendrites, unlike neurons, could regrow; when they do, however, they may do so in another way than the original way, causing loss of earlier memories. This may be somewhat compared to the brain damage from extasy: the serotonergic axons regrow after they've been destroyed, but in the wrong direction, with nearby areas becoming hyperinnervated and more distant areas remaining denervated.
  10. Is there any proven way to prevent brain damage from alcohol, for example through combination with supplements?
  11. Some capuchins go through great lengths to obtain the kernel from certain nuts, first peeling, the drying, and finally cracking them open with a rock and anvil (BBC Life: Life's Challenges), I was therefore wondering if chimps are really the most intelligent primates, or if we're just biassed because they're our closest genetic relatives.
  12. Yes, but it's the "correspondence between fermions and bosons of identical mass" that I don't understand.
  13. "The correspondence between fermions and bosons of identical mass that is postulated to have existed during the opening moments of the big bang and that relates gravity to the other forces of nature" How and why does this correspondence relate gravity to the other forces of nature?
  14. Are there any comparative studies of the prevalence of schizophrenia, depression or other mental illnesses over the years?
  15. Mouses apparently contribute to causing RSI, so how about keypads? Are keypads okay, or are waccoms the only solution. I'm using a laptop keyboard and as yet can't find a wristpad, but does it suffice if I simply raise the keyboard at the back, so as to create a slope? That way, there's no contact with the corners of the keyboard. Also, are there any exercises for RSI?
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