if you need the internet to tell you how to socialize maybe you should socialize more and use the internet less.
He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
In linguistics, a phatic expression is one whose only function is to perform a social task, as opposed to conveying information.
For example, "you're welcome" is not intended to convey the message that the hearer is welcome; it is a phatic response to being thanked, which in turn is a phatic whose function is to be polite in response to a gift.
This is the sort of document which one should be doubtful of.
Statements like "prove" should make your mental antennas go crazy.
This article makes unfounded claims, such as "So the more you watch, the less you know." Is that really what the data shows? It shows a correlation between watching fox news and being misinformed. Does that mean the more you watch fox news the more misinformed you become? No.
I'm not suggesting that the claims made in this article are or aren't true, rather that they provide no definitive proof for the claims they are making and are misrepresenting an already weak bit of data.
I don't watch fox news, and my decision to not watch it isn't based on silly articles like this.
Sometimes if you look a bit closer, things which frightened you can be quite beautiful.
I'm bothered by people looking at early accounts of "moon people" like in this story - and assuming that there were ancient astronauts.
Our society doesn't put significance in logical thinking and skepticism - leading to misguided and unfounded theories.
Want a nerdy secret code? Send a coded message to your friends and ask them to try and figure out what it means!
More often than not, quotes like these aren't authentic. Look stuff up on wikiquotes if you ever want some inspiring words.
Useful list if you ever need an icon in a program.
I love the UN
" All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
This, though seemingly straightforward, represents centuries of cultural progress. If you said this to a person even as little as 150 years ago, they would have laughed in your face. We are constantly moving forward, and hopefully in a future where everyone has equal rights within society.
Should books ever be banned? Ideas? Technology?
It feels wrong. We want to know more, we hate it when our curiosity is denied food. But should every scientific domain be explored, and no stone be left unturned?
This is a tough question. But these books are good, I've read all but the first one and highly suggest them.
From the page: "Establishing an intimate connection to other animals is unique and universal to our species," said Shipman, a professor of biological anthropology. Her paper describing the new hypothesis for human evolution based on the tendency to nurture members of other species will be published in the August 2010 issue of the journal Current Anthropology.
In addition to describing her theory in the scientific paper, Shipman has authored a book for the general public, now in press with W. W. Norton, titled The Animal Connection. "No other mammal routinely adopts other species in the wild, no gazelles take in baby cheetahs, no mountain lions raise baby deer,"
When looking at an image like this, I often get a small sense of foreboding that I can't quite put to words. It's something about my smallness in the universe, my insignificance, the ultimate uselessness of humanities actions.
I think that is an important thought to have. Yet, at the same time, I don't think the story ends there.
The largest and most impressive body in the universe is a red giant - A swollen elderly star. (a well known one being Betelgeuse, the strikingly red star in the Orion constellation ) The center of a red giant is where iron is fused. In fact all heavy elements can trace their ancestry to the heart of a star. Ultimately though, a star is a simple structure - a sphere composed mainly of the light elements such as hydrogen.
How to make a human:
Take the heart out of a star. Give it compassion, awareness and curiosity. Give it aggression and perception. Let it grow, reproduce, die.
By some measuring sticks, we exist at a scale a star could never compete with.
The Capuchin Monkey (a new world primate) comes in two color varieties, one being brown and the other with a striking white face. They are unique among all monkeys in their amazing intelligence. Researchers believe that their mental abilities are comparable to Great Apes - meaning they may be as smart as a young human child!
It is important to note that monkeys NEVER make good pets - they require as much attention as a child, are incredibly expensive to care for, can transmit horrible diseases, and are naturally more aggressive than domestic animals. A cat, dog, rabbit, goat, pig, or horse will make a much better addition to your home.