Animal Species and the Language Police

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has taken offense to phrases that they say trivializes cruelty to animals. They call it "Speciesism". In a recent Twitter post, they wrote "Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily … Continue reading Animal Species and the Language Police

Increase Your Chances of Being Right (Video)

The Quippery

In “post-fact culture”, where rationality seems to vanish in the storms of lies and conspiracy theories, beliefs about the future are crucial. - Gapminder Data System - Are you smarter than a chimp? Watch this funny, entertaining and encouraging video to see how your knowledge compares to the chimps at the zoo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5xF-UYgdg How much … Continue reading Increase Your Chances of Being Right (Video)

Message from the Queen – Revoking American Independence

My email inbox contains much garbage and a few gems from that prolific author - Unknown. I thought the following was egg-sellently written, but maybe you have to be a member of the Commonwealth to think so. "To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II In light … Continue reading Message from the Queen – Revoking American Independence