44. In the 1946 filmA Matter of Life and Death (calledStairway to Heaven in the United States), David Nivens By perceiving obesity as an eating disorder, a defect of behavior rather than physiology, and by perceiving excessive hunger as the cause of obesity, rather than a symptom that accompanies the drive to gain weight, those investigators concerned with human obesity had managed to dissociate the perception of hunger and satiety from any underlying metabolic conditions. They rarely considered the possibility that hunger, satiety, and level of physical activity might be symptomatic of underlying physiological conditions. Imagine if diabetologists had perceived the ravenous hunger that accompanies uncontrolled diabetes as a behavioral disorder, to be treated by years of psychotherapy or behavioral modification rather than injections of insulin. These researchers simply never confronted the possibility that the nutrient composition of the diet might have a fundamental effect on eating behavior and energy expenditure, and thus on the long-term regulation of weight. Kopsida, E., 1 When you are blind, a hand suddenly grabs you. A voice suddenly addresses you. There is no anticipation or preparation. . . . I am passive in the presence of that which accosts me. . . . The normal person can choose whom he wants to speak to, as he wanders around the streets or the market-place. People are already there for him; they have a presence prior to his greeting them. . . . For the blind person, people are in motion, they are temporal, they come and they go. They come out of nothing; they disappear.

FAQs – Visitors




Q. Can I hold animals at the Expo?

A. Yes! We feature a FREE reptile petting zoo if you really want to get some hands on time with reptiles. Individual Vendors will allow you to handle animals on a case by case basis. Just ask! Always use hand sanitizer before and after handing animals.

Q. Are there venomous reptiles at the Expo?

A. No. The Steel City Reptile Expo is a Non Venomous Expo.

Q. Is handicapped access available?

A. Yes. Persons with disabilities may enter the Expo through a large door at the rear of the Printscape Arena (formerly IceoPlex). Please contact Tom through the contact us page to make arrangements.

Q. May I bring/sell my reptile to the Expo?

A. Yes. Guests are permitted to bring their personal pets. Just be sure to have an appropriate container to carry them in.

Q. Is group pricing available?

A. We are working on developing a Group Admission Program for larger groups or organizations. Please contact Tom though the contact us page for more information.

Q. Where do I park if the parking lot is full?

A. Additional Free parking is available at another lot near the Printscape Arena (formerly IceoPlex). Just follow the signs marked “Additional Parking”. A Free shuttle will be available to shuttle you between your car and the Expo.

Q. What are the Expo hours?

A. The Expo is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.