- Is anti-natalism unthinkable or dangerous? David Benatar says no.
- Philosopher Jean Kazez argues that pitting the Green anti-natalist against the Gray pro-natalist, the gray would win. Interesting comments as well. Looks like I’m going to have to study Cornucopianism. However, I still believe that Benatar has replied against this.
- Barbie gets a renovation. It’s $50 and it sold out quickly.
- Read or listen to an interview of Wapshott, who wrote a book about Keynes and Hayek, the two economists who have transformed modern economics.
- Occupy George gives you infographics:
- Do you need a loan but the bank won’t give you one? Perhaps you should look at Starbucks as being the middleman. “Starbucks is going to create a mechanism that will allow us citizens to do what the government and the banks won’t: lend money to small businesses. “
- “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes…You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election”:
- Chris Hedges is eloquent in this interview about Occupy Wall Street, the banks, and bailouts, and the problems of the economic crisis:
- Attractive people make more money than their ugly counterparts. Labor economist Daniel Hamermesh wants to make the ugly people a disabled minority.
- A very nice account on how objectification and being objectified may not necessarily be ethically wrong.
- Chart pertaining to each candy bar. Or go here to see the details.
- Need a good Halloween flick but can’t tell which genre to go for? Go here.
- The Atheist Scholar is an academic resource for those who want to have a serious study of atheism.
- Do you need to know what the philosophers say in a strict premise-conclusion argumentative format? Go here.
- Rawls on Wall Street.
- Santorum pledges to repeal all federal funding of contraception because sex should only be about procreation.
- “We try to be monogamous, but we’re not very good at it.”
- The science is still sketchy on whether animals can grieve or not, but it’s still a great read about how this is possible.
- Turns out that “Sybil” may have been faking her multiple personalities.
- I can’t tell if this is a joke or not, but it’s in a serious peer-reviewed journal. This article in only one page long, but this is how I aspire to write journal articles. The title is Reasons that Life is Difficult.
- Now you see the positive and negative sentiments in the bible. The black is the positive, the red is the negative. See the details here.
- So do you remember how the scientific community was surprised at finding neutrinos faster than the speed of light? Well, it could turn out to be false. Why so? The neutrinos only seemed to be going faster than the speed of light, but that’s because they forgot to add one small calculation, which is…relativity. To be more specific, clocks closer on earth go faster because of the gravitational pull, and so traveling from France to Italy will definitely have different times based the altitude of the clock. From the article: “If it stands up, this episode will be laden with irony. Far from breaking Einstein’s theory of relatively, the faster-than-light measurement will turn out to be another confirmation of it.”
- Fun stuff with superconductivity:
- Robot solves the Rubik’s Cube in five seconds:
- Men may be more likely to find more sex partners in times of economic crisis. Of course, there are many questions that need to be asked. For example, sexual response does not mean sexual behavior, and the study only focuses on heterosexual men.
- As mentioned before, the FBI was considering of changing the federal definition of rape. Now, it has changed it. Before, the definition was “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” This excluded statutory rape, same-sex rape, forced anal or oral sex, rape with an object and victims who are male or transgender or have disabilities, not to mention those who have taken drugs or alcohol and therefore had their ability to consent “diminished”. The changed definition is now: “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”
- The more power one has, the more likely one will have infidelities. It doesn’t even matter what the gender is.
- Turns out that younger women are viewing porn more than men, according to one study:
- Speaking of porn, here is a book review of an anti-porn book. The review basically says that the book is lacking evidence.
- A lot of internet searches peak on Mondays searching for STI information. Why so? Many speculate that after a weekend of fun, they become concerned about possible infections they may have contracted.