Essay 2: On the Importance of Cell Signaling in the Fight or Flight Response

When someone is startled, their heart rate increases. They didn't run or perform any physical activity, so why did their heart rate increase? Humans, and most other animals, under the proper circumstances (fear), are readied by their bodies to make a decision. Either to stay and fight, or to make a run for it (commonly … Continue reading Essay 2: On the Importance of Cell Signaling in the Fight or Flight Response

The Disagreement Between Socrates and the Sophists

Socrates and the Sophists were fundamentally opposed. Socrates believed that truth and morality are never-changing constants that hold true for every human being. The Sophists, led by Protagoras, believed that truth and morality are relative. That what is true for one person may not be true for another. The Sophists taught argument, which was important … Continue reading The Disagreement Between Socrates and the Sophists

Sanctions in the Psalms

In the psalms, God is repeatedly asked to destroy evil-doers. He is also asked to deliver His people. These are forms of sanctions. The destruction of evil men is a negative sanction, while the deliverance of believers is a positive sanction. The theme of positive and negative sanctions recurs  throughout the psalms.