Author Archives: blognobody

About blognobody

Interested in the world around me and the development of knowledge.

Talking in Euphemisms Chips Away at Your Sense of Morality 

“Indirect speech allows us to feel better about things we should feel badly about. And the better we feel about acting immorally, the easier it becomes to do it again.” Continue reading

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A Feminist Biologist Discusses Gender Differences In The Animal Kingdom

“What do feminists think of distinct gender roles in other species? I think this is a perfectly reasonable question, and it’s something I’ve spent a good part of my career mulling over. In basically all animal species, males and females do tend to behave in distinct ways…” Continue reading

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Australian Govt Still Avoiding What The People Want

“With Barnaby Joyce still insisting the idea of 50% renewable energy by 2030 is “bat poo crazy”, the prime minister had to muffle the news that it might be easily possible to go even further” Continue reading

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Satan’s Work Being Done on Earth

In the United States “Corporal punishment is legal in 19 states and over 110,000 children are legally hit in school each year with many requiring emergency room visits.” Continue reading

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Does growing up atheist make you a better person?

“A secular upbringing, Zuckerman believes, gives children a better value of what’s right and what’s wrong because their moral compass is rooted in understanding, rather than fear of punishment.” Continue reading

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The Frightening Spread of Misinformation

“Between the organic recipes and menacing stock images of syringes and pills, a clear theme emerges: Everything is rigged — by doctors, Big Pharma, Monsanto, the FDA — and the mainstream media isn’t telling us. (Also, there’s usually a link to buy vitamins.)” Continue reading

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How a Pioneer in the Science of Mistakes Ended Up Mistaken

“No one is a natural statistician, he’d argued at the time. Even scientists make mistakes. As usual, when it came to being wrong, Kahneman was right.” Continue reading

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Trump Govt Making Stuff Up

“The Bowling Green Massacre didn’t get covered because it didn’t happen. There has never been a terrorist attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky, carried out by Iraqi refugees or anyone else.” Continue reading

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Qld police appeal Palm Island decision

Justice Mortimer found the use of the Special Emergency Response Team in the raids was “unnecessary, disproportionate and undertaken as a show of force against local people who had protested about the conduct of police”.

“I have found that police acted in these ways because they were dealing with an Aboriginal community.” Continue reading

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Clive Palmer’s plans for new open-cut mine outrages sacked Queensland Nickel workers

The problem with welfare for the rich.  http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-18/clive-palmer-new-mine-plan-outrages-queensland-nickel-workers/8191546?pfmredir=sm

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