The stars in the heavens, the adults in the house

A new paper relates the apparent clumpings of stars to those of humans. Astronomer Alon Retter, who earlier posited a mathematical similarity between astronomical objects and human children, gives full details of his work: “An Intriguing Correlation between the Distribution of Star Multiples and Human Adults in Household,” Alon Retter, International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. […]

Self-Esteem of Steamy Actresses: High There

Further findings on the self-esteem front: “Pornography Actresses: An Assessment of the Damaged Goods Hypothesis,” James D. Griffith, Sharon Mitchell, Christian L. Hart, Lea T. Adams and Lucy L. Gu, Journal of Sex Research, epub November 20, 2012.  The authors explain: “The damaged goods hypothesis posits that female performers in the adult entertainment industry have […]

Astronomical objects & human children

University of Tel Aviv astronomer Alon Retter alerts us to his provocative paper positing a mathematical similarity between astronomical objects and human children. Retter’s monography is another example of the spectacular nature of many research papers in the small, new viXra depository (profiled here recently; see “Alternate everything: the joy of viXra“) as compared to […]