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(Local6)   Researchers find peeling an apple stimulates the most highly evolved section of your brain   (local6.com) divider line 132
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2004-01-04 09:17:02 AM
Hey, this is a Mainichi article disguised as something legitimate! Talk about odd newswires...
 
2004-01-04 10:14:06 AM
Still no cure for cancer?

/got nothin'
 
2004-01-04 10:16:34 AM
They found blood flow increased "conspicuously" when the subjects actually peeled....Would that be before or after they cut thier finger?
 
2004-01-04 10:17:48 AM
This must be why I see dead people when I slice 'maters.
 
2004-01-04 10:21:38 AM
I want my 15 seconds back.....
 
2004-01-04 10:22:01 AM
Is the frontal lobe stimulated by pinching a loaf? If not, why must I simultaneously read?
 
2004-01-04 10:22:35 AM
From around the globe to your frontal-lobe.
 
2004-01-04 10:24:30 AM
Not to change the subject...but the mars rover is sending back pictures.....still no cure for cancer
 
2004-01-04 10:25:27 AM
Don't rub it - peel it!
 
2004-01-04 10:26:50 AM
Here comes the science:

Why is this the most highly evolved section of brain? Because food prep is the oldest skill set, the most pertinent to survival, or what? Opinionate away.

/real question for real sci-people; anyone else, please divert to 'are apples evil?' questions
 
2004-01-04 10:28:30 AM
If most Japanese peel apples like a lot of Koreans do,it is rather complex. My Wife always tries to peel one in a one-piece spiral,from the top to the bottom,while minimizing the amount of apple cut with the skin. Me,I just hack away at it.
 
2004-01-04 10:28:44 AM
Don't rub it...suck it,bite it,but please don't peel it!


/I'll go back to my cave now :(
 
2004-01-04 10:30:40 AM
I just peeled two apples and still find FARK entertaining. Guess it didn't work.
 
2004-01-04 10:38:06 AM
I just eat the damn apple with the skin on it.

...does that mean I am a less-evolved person?
 
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2004-01-04 10:43:48 AM
anyone else ever wish you could reorganize their brain to put it's resources towards what you want? I don't give a shiat about peeling an apple. Now if I could divert that brain power into getting a better kill ratio while playing enemy territory...that would be cool.
 
2004-01-04 10:44:47 AM
stop peeling apples.

go back to making the teenage pron we all love so much.
 
2004-01-04 10:45:06 AM
The headline was more interesting when I thought it said peeing an apple stimulates the brain.
 
2004-01-04 10:46:41 AM
stop peeling apples.

go back to making the teenage pron we all love so much.
 
2004-01-04 10:46:44 AM
Doh! Having read the article, its faulty conclusion (but better than my not-RTFA hypothetical question), and its statistically meaningless sample size... I'll just say "meh."
 
2004-01-04 10:47:52 AM
damn, hit the refesh button

/doh
 
2004-01-04 10:48:03 AM
In my obscure metaphysical mind, I always find curves, circles, spheres and the like to be superior to the linear, straight-line world. Linear is easier, it's powerful, it conforms to straightforward math (pun intended). But the great forms of the universe are all spherical. Many of our great sports and pastimes are reliant on control of a spherical or tubular object. PI remains a mystery - it cannot (or will not) conform to rational math. Boobies.

When peeling an apple, one's mind must continually recalibrate so that you don't fly off the surface, or cut too deeply into the apple. To get that nifty spiral peel, one must have a concurrent circular calculation going. That's a lot of calculation.

Yes, I know that an apple is not perfectly spherical. Its assymetry adds to the complexity.

/hates apples
 
2004-01-04 10:48:39 AM
So if you did the hand stabbing scene like in alien you'd become a Genius ?
 
2004-01-04 10:51:36 AM
I'm planning on peeling four apples today to make pie.

Get my nobel prize ready.
 
2004-01-04 10:51:49 AM
That led to the conclusion that a complex task involving the use of a potentially dangerous tool was activating the frontal lobes.

Fooling around when your wife is a member of NRA must really activate the frontal lobes then. Odd how close this evolutionary leap is to a Darwin Award.
 
2004-01-04 10:52:50 AM
I've always wanted to peel this apple:

 
2004-01-04 10:53:43 AM
That's nothing...try peeling grapes with you toes.
 
2004-01-04 10:55:05 AM
dorf11

We started really advancing once we developed the opposable thumb. What takes more advantage of an opposable thumb than peeling???
 
2004-01-04 10:58:15 AM
doesn't anyone think about the rearal lobes? some of them are pretty advanced too
 
2004-01-04 10:58:21 AM
We started really advancing once we developed the opposable thumb. What takes more advantage of an opposable thumb than peeling???

How about picking it off the tree
 
2004-01-04 10:59:01 AM
Why does it stimulate the mind? hmmmm both hands holding a small object while one hand is using a sharp object that cuts away soft organic material. If you ain't paying attention you lose hunks of skin. That always makes me more alert.
 
2004-01-04 10:59:26 AM
Dorf11

Why is this the most highly evolved section of brain? Because food prep is the oldest skill set, the most pertinent to survival, or what? Opinionate away.

The serious question that came to my mind is "What the fark do they mean by 'most highly evolved'?" Is this the part of the brain believed to be related to the things that humans are so much better at than other animals? Do they mean it's been part of human (and predecessor) brains longer than any other?

I am skeptical that they even have a good definition for that. The whole thing reeks of bad science to me. I admit I don't expect revelations about brain functioning from 'The National Food Research Institute' and am extra skeptical about any scientific studies 'soon to be published'. Not to mention the obviously worthless sample size of 14 adults already criticized on this thread.
 
2004-01-04 11:06:21 AM
Human brains have not evolved.

http://bevets.com/evolution.htm
 
2004-01-04 11:08:17 AM
Yes they have, Bevets. And I just read that entire page and I'm very sorry I did.
 
2004-01-04 11:10:58 AM
Human brains have not evolved.

Not all of them.
 
2004-01-04 11:13:46 AM
An apple a day....
 
2004-01-04 11:14:44 AM
Did our tax money pay for this research?
 
2004-01-04 11:19:11 AM
I agree with Bevets, if the human brain had evolved we would not have so damn many idiot humans who believe in invisible men in the sky that run the planet.

Frankly, I'm shocked Bevets would make such an anti-religious statement...maybe that athiesm thread from a few days ago prompted a change of heart in him.
 
2004-01-04 11:21:59 AM
WannaFark, if by "our" you mean the Japanese people.
 
2004-01-04 11:30:39 AM
What a stupid article. I hope there was some decent science there that just didn't get reported.

Anyway, I peel an apple the old fasioned way. By digging into it wit mah teef.
 
2004-01-04 11:30:55 AM
That led to the conclusion that a complex task involving the use of a potentially dangerous tool was activating the frontal lobes

So this one time, at band camp.....
 
2004-01-04 11:33:24 AM
leave it to Bevets to turn a thread about peeling an apple into a friggin' religious flamewar.
way to go, Bevets!
 
2004-01-04 11:34:10 AM
A nationally circulated Japanese newspaper, Mainichi, reports that scientists at Japan's National Food Research Institute have shown that peeling an apple stimulates the most highly evolved section of the brain.

Here is the Mainichi article

Can someone find the part where the original article referred to evolution?
 
2004-01-04 11:36:38 AM
How about peeling the clothes off a girls "apples"?
that stimulates some part of my brain.
 
2004-01-04 11:39:11 AM
"My God, it's like a baby's arm peeling an apple!"
 
2004-01-04 11:39:56 AM
Wrong brain Impudent Domain
 
2004-01-04 11:42:33 AM
Greek

leave it to Bevets to turn a thread about peeling an apple into a friggin' religious flamewar.
way to go, Bevets!


You may have missed the title of this thread.

Evolutionary propaganda saturates our culture. The original writer never mentioned evolution, but the AP writer apparently sensed an opportunity to shove the gospel of evolution onto his readers. Apparently proselytizing is ok as long as you are a secular fundamentalist.
 
2004-01-04 11:44:49 AM
This study was bought and paid for by the national committee for Apples.
 
2004-01-04 11:49:32 AM
Brevets is engaged in the dishonest activity of quote mining: thinking that quotes are evidence while never actually providing evidence. Plus he ignores the context of the statements.

Brevets, provide evidence and not quotes.

He might actually consider learning what the evidence for evolution is.
 
2004-01-04 11:52:03 AM
While i am reading a book on how people use propaganda to control and maniplate people. I seriously doubt he picked the word evolution for any reason other then to make this articale actually news worthy. Because anything that talks about Evolution or mentions it in the title is hot stuff.
 
2004-01-04 11:53:51 AM
In other news, researchers discovered that posting on Fark stimulates the part of the brain responsible for ass-scratching.
 
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