Jun 192015

The science of Phrenology claims that the personality, emotional traits, and mental ability of a human being are linked to the size and shape of the head. New scientific research claims to have discovered that a happy looking face with upturned eyebrows and upward curving mouth cause others to view that person as trustworthy, and that a wider face is interpreted as belonging to a competent person.

This study shows that whether scientists or the general public actually believe Phrenology is a valid science or not, they react as if Phrenology is true. Treating a wide faced individual as if they are more competent is a Phrenological connection because a wide face is being associated with mental ability. Treating people with upturned eyebrows and mouths as more trustworthy is a Phrenological connection, because trustworthiness, a personality trait, is being linked to upturned eyebrows and mouths.

The original news story is reprinted below.

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Jun 192015

Scientists claim to have discovered that eating pickled foods reduces neuroticism. They speculate that it is chemical changes that are causing the reduction in neuroticism.

“Research conducted by University of Maryland and published in the Psychiatry Research journal claims to have found a link between pickled foods and social anxiety.”

These scientific findings support Happeh Theory, because Happeh Theory claims that the entire body and brain are connected. Because the story is claiming that something occurring in the stomach is changing behavior associated with the brain, it is indirectly claiming the stomach can change the brain, which is a claim most scientists would reject if they were presented with it.

According to Happeh Theory though, it is not chemical changes in the stomach that are causing the reduction in neuroticism, as the scientists suspect. It is a physical reaction of some kind that is causing the reduction in neuroticism. It would be necessary to study the physical structure of the stomach and surrounding area to discover what changes they are experiencing as a result of consumption of pickled foods to determine what the physical linkage between the stomach and brain is.

It could be something as simple as the overall stomach becoming physically stronger to deal with the usually strong sour taste of pickled foods. Which would mean it was the overall stomach becoming stronger that is reducing neuroticism, and not chemical reactions within the body that is reducing neuroticism.

The original story is reprinted below.



If you’re the kind of person who leaves the pickle on the side of the plate after finishing your burger, you may want to reconsider.

Research conducted by University of Maryland and published in the Psychiatry Research journal claims to have found a link between pickled foods and social anxiety.

Those that regularly ate pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut and more were found to have reduced ‘neuroticism’.

The scientists were quite surprised to find that issues of mental health might be tied up in the stomach as well as the mind – calling it the ‘mind-gut connection’ (Descartes spins in grave).

“It is likely that the probiotics in the fermented foods are favorably changing the environment in the gut, and changes in the gut in turn influence social anxiety,” said psychology professor Matthew Hilimire.

“I think that it is absolutely fascinating that the microorganisms in your gut can influence your mind.”

Anecdotally, picklebacks have done nothing for my anxiety, but maybe the whiskey’s mitigating things.

The team is now examining data to see whether a correlation exists between fermented food intake and autism symptoms.

Jun 072015

Many people reject Happeh Theory because they feel only “scientists” can be right about anything. Happeh Theory of course claims that anyone can produce insight into any subject.

The story reprinted in this post bolsters that claim by reporting on a college student who solved a 30 year old math problem. The student has not graduated so he is not a “scientist”, yet he provided insight into a math problem by solving. A problem that no “real” scientist has been able to solve for 30 years.

Anyone can provide insight into any area of interest or study. Believing only “scientists” and “scientific” pronouncements is self defeating and will limit the understanding of the world of any person who chooses to faithfully only believe “real scientists” and “real scientific pronouncements”.


A Nigerian student has broken a 30-year-old maths equation and achieved the highest grades at a university in Japan for 50 years.

Ufot Ekong, who studied at Tokai University in Tokyo, achieved a first class degree in electrical engineering and scored the best marks at the university since 1965, the Flotilla Magazine reported.


He began his success early at the university, solving a 30-year-old maths equation in his first semester.

Throughout his university career Mr Ekong has won six awards for academic excellence.

The brilliant mathematician worked two jobs alongside his studies to pay his way as a student.

Mr Ekong also speaks English, French, Japanese and Yoruba and won a Japanese language award for foreigners. He is currently working for Nissan and already has two patents for electronic car design to his name.

Tokai University is a prestigious private university based in the Japanese capital, which was founded in 1924. It is focused on the sciences and technology and roughly 60 per cent of all students are enrolled in these schools.

May 262015


The scientific study that spurred the creation of this post claims that childbirth can affect women’s brains. The study talks about links between hormones, memory changes, and Alzheimers.

That study supports the claim by Happeh Theory that childbirth can affect the brain.

Instead of brain changes being caused by chemicals or hormones as discussed in the scientific study though, Happeh Theory claims that childbirth can cause memory changes, personality changes, learning ability changes, changes that are linked to Alzheimer’s, and any other imaginable mental changes, are caused by physical changes that childbirth makes to the brain of the woman.

 It is the opinion of the creator of Happeh Theory that the hormonal changes discussed in this story are a byproduct of the physical changes childbirth causes to the woman’s brain.

The story describing the findings of the scientific study are reprinted below.

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