They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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I see these magnificent shells littered on the ground - in the woods, on lawns, everywhere. It's the shell of the Giant African Land Snail. In Tanzania, they are native - living in terrestrial habitats or on land...
Treebeard Joins the NRA
[Treebeard addresses the other Ents assembled in the forest]: "We come from that line of Ents who broke from Sauron to live their own lives as free trees...
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As time goes on and as I had expected might be the case, the Bush-crows continue to surprise and perplex me both in their character and peculiarity. This is hardly surprising, however, considering the historic and still very current confusions surrounding the species...
Is It Quantum Computing or Not?
This week I had a fascinating discussion on BBC Radio 4 with Dr Geordie Rose, the CTO of DWave, triggered by the news that NASA and Google are investing in DWave’s “quantum computer”.
What Rational Really Means
The word rational is widely misused. Scientists often apply it unnaturally, in ways that conflict with our biology. Nobel laureates Daniel Kahneman and Gary Becker, and their respective schools of thought, are on opposite sides of this breach with our nature...
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Is Homosexuality Natural? Yes. So is male lactation.
As Gwenn Seemel points out in her richly illustrated book, Crime Against Nature , the non-human animal kingdom is chock-full of examples that challenge many of our deeply held beliefs about what is "natural" behavior in everything from sexual preference to lifestyle choices to gender roles and even gender identity...
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Death By Lens Flare: Drink Into Darkness
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