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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Fellow Primates / 2

Bonobos, like chimps, show empathy, theory of mind, and targeted helping. Photo by Dan Caspersz / Bush Warriors.Fellow primates / 2 Being related genetically to both chimps, who settle sexual issues through conflict, and bonobos, who settle conflict issues through … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Fellow Primates / 2

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Fellow Primates / 1

Tanzanian chimp. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Fellow primates / 1 Chimps and humans are a lot alike, except that humans, being more intelligent, do what chimps do even better. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | August 9, 2012 Last … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Fellow Primates / 1

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Leonardo Boff : In Praise of the ‘Siesta’

Did monks introduce the siesta to the West? Photo by DJW / Minnesota Renaissance Festival.In praise of the siesta “If you want to kill a friar, take away his siesta and make him eat late.” — old Spanish saying By … finish reading Leonardo Boff : In Praise of the ‘Siesta’

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Scientists : Dolphins are ‘Non-Human Persons’

Bottlenose dolphin Delphin and her baby Dolly at a zoo in Duisburg, western Germany. Photo by AP.Behavior studies:Dolphins are second smartest animal ‘The neuroanatomy suggests psychological continuity between humans and dolphins and has profound implications for the ethics of human-dolphin … finish reading Scientists : Dolphins are ‘Non-Human Persons’

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Capable of Learning Nothing from Almost Any Experience

Graceful Reprieve – art by William O’Connor.Happy Days: ReprieveBy Tim Kreider / June 2, 2009 Fourteen years ago I was stabbed in the throat. This is kind of a long story and it’s not the point of this essay. The … finish reading Capable of Learning Nothing from Almost Any Experience

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Invasive Procedures : Privacy, and Online Behaviorial Targeting

Privacy advocates meet with Obama’s people concerning online advertising and the use of behavioral research.by Wendy Davis / December 17, 2008 Privacy advocates met Tuesday with members of President-elect Barack Obama’s Federal Trade Commission transition team to urge that the … finish reading Invasive Procedures : Privacy, and Online Behaviorial Targeting

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There’s Peak Oil and then there’s (FREAK!!) Oil…

I think this might Imply that we can either try to devise techno-fixes aimed as business as usual or we can move to a more survivalist post-corporate mode of social organization dealing with an abrupt reduction in the average living … finish reading There’s Peak Oil and then there’s (FREAK!!) Oil…

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