Category Archives: Other

The origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is still not determined

None of these scenarios have been ruled out: The virus is of completely natural origin, most likely originating in a bat population, possibly crossing over another species and finally to humans. The original virus or bat population has yet to … Continue reading

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Human character

But in fact compromises are usually reached only after various factions fight and fight until they can no more, and the dreadful cost gradually leads men to the realisation that they must learn to tolerate each other. It is very … Continue reading

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Buying tickets from Ticketmaster

While I recognise the points Marco Hietala made in his announcement of his sabbatical from music [The b]iggest tour promoters squeeze percentages even from our own merchandise while paying dividends to Middle East. Apparently some theocrasies can take the money … Continue reading

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Predictable surveys

One of the reasons why participants of surveys should not be self-selecting: If you survey members of activist groups, you get results remarkably similar to the groups agenda. — James Cantor                   … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Lake

There’s a lake in South Carolina, USA, called “Alcohol and Drug Abuse Lake“. Which would be funny until you find it on the map and see that it’s right next to “Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center”, which … Continue reading

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Game trailers

I definitely respect the effort behind this game trailer: (Youtube)                        

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Women’s rights and the WHO

This is part of WHO’s draft action plan on alcohol: Appropriate attention should be given to prevention of the initiation of drinking among children and adolescents, prevention of drinking among pregnant women and women of childbearing age [my emphasis] […] … Continue reading

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Morality and animals

I think I understand the gist of the vegan moral argument for not eating meat. I am not saying all vegans are so because of the moral argument but there are some who are. I am definitely not vegan, so … Continue reading

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Madness

If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment. … Continue reading

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Antagonistic coevolution

From David Buss’ “When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault“: Consider a spider from the family Pisaura mirabilis. To attract a female, the male must capture an insect to offer as a nuptial gift, an arduous … Continue reading

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