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Cute Like a Human Vs. Cute Like an X (reaction to monkey teaching human to crush leaves)
Animalia

Cute Like a Human Vs. Cute Like an X (reaction to monkey teaching human to crush leaves)

Over-analysis of a viral video or springboard into progressive philosophy? You be the judge. I’m writing because this monkey video makes me happy. We tend to think animals are at their cutest when they look or act in ways that seem human. We identify something familiar in an unfamiliar form, and want to cuddle it. … Continue reading

Standing on the Platform Today (I saw a person who made me ponder)
Interesting People

Standing on the Platform Today (I saw a person who made me ponder)

Standing on the platform was a person who left an impression on me: he had brown skin and dark eyebrows, could have been Indian, a masculine face (straight lines and sharp angles), his hands hung loosely from raised wrists, he dragged his feet and swayed a little, he had breasts, he dribbled slightly when cheerfully … Continue reading

Evolution as Determinism (i.e. rant against the comfortable denial of life)
Animalia

Evolution as Determinism (i.e. rant against the comfortable denial of life)

People hijack the theory of evolution to win arguments. It pisses me off. It gives credence to those smiley fence-sitters who say, “well, science is just another form of faith, it’s really the same as religion, isn’t it,” while they sip their Starbucks and swing their legs nonchalantly. But that’s just one reason why it … Continue reading