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Scoring Appearances - You're more right, most of the time, yet when you're wrong, it's time to concede.

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I recently had an encounter of a chance nature over text message. A guy contacted me about a transaction that began, over craigslist, of which there had been scarcely any such thing going on, in my life, as far as craigslist goes. I was going to purchase a laptop from him, at a given price. When I showed up to meet him, though, he quoted me $400 over what I was expecting to pay, which was the scraping edge of my budget, set aside for the computer in question.  I couldn't purchase the computer, obviously, given the discrepancy. I was legitimately confused, but then again, I felt; "whatever. He's just saying that it's such and such price, and he figures something or other about it."  In Elizabeth Kübler-Ross' séminal work (in the field of psychology), the first stage of loss is disbelief. I didn't quite believe the guy was being genuine, or that I was unsober enough, from then, until the time I met him, after I'd traveled out a good distance to meet him,

Reblog: Free Press Journal: Indore scientists back algae drug to combat COVID-19.

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Here's an inspiring article hailing some recent scientific findings pertaining to the study of algae as an antiviral, with potential to combat COVID-19, produced from a research establishment from central India: https://www.freepressjournal.in/indore/indore-scientists-back-algae-drug-to-combat-covid-19 Combatting viruses is a classic medical and scientific endeavor: as the economics of price elasticity of a viable cure, or preventative measure, for an illness such that is classified as a virus, some things come in to play:  Viruses, in a most basic sense, are living organisms that have evolved in superiority over adversity in lower animal kingdom etymologies'  battles of the consecration and consumption of filthy refuse, diseased and decaying organic matter (death, and disease, itself), and that it had found opportunistic gains in procuring prolific and robust numbers in autonomous host environments, whereas, in many cases, the human hand, of evil intention, as only humans have