Quite an alarming article from The Economist. Strange that a country where the vast majority of people support gay rights, still has this form of legislation...
I just heard an audio ad on Pandora with an obviously black female voice stating how she likes to reward her children with Big Macs and chicken nuggets when they complete their homework. Big Macs, otherwise known as beef-flavored salt mash in the shape of a burger, and chicken nuggets, which are grease-laden, and artery plaque-building, are maybe the worst things you can give to a child.
So many TV and YouTube ads feature the same thing: an urban black person seeking solace and sustenance in a fast food meal. As comedian Katt Williams stated in a stand up special, fast food chains like Popeyes always feature "some coonery or some shit," pandering to the subcultural belief that black people hold a special place in their hearts in which to worship fast food. Some of the recent ads I've seen, especially Popeyes, almost seem as if they were made by a racist 1930s cartoonist attempting to be as off-putting as possible.
Reinforcing fast food as a reward for poor people, and their childre... keep reading on reddit ➡
Affection imbalance in a relationship ??
I feel like there’s an affection imbalance in my relationship. I’m not sure how to explain or what to call it... but basically it goes like this: (I (25F) live with my boyfriend (28M) of 3 years)
>I am doing my own life, I give him a random kiss here and there, I’m not too affectionate, sort of like playing hard to get without really intending to. >He’s all over me. Coming to see what I’m up to in the home office. Kissing me. Telling me how hot I am. Wanting to have sex. Seeking my attention and love. >I then start to reciprocate that love, being completely vulnerable and get very affectionate, kissing him, cuddling him, telling him I love him, doing nice things for him, etc. >Then he basically pulls away. Doesn’t kiss me, doesn’t hug me, doesn’t cuddle me, as if we’re two flatmates, not lovers. >Then I become cold, start doing my own thing again, not giving him love (not intentionally but more because I feel betrayed for h... keep reading on reddit ➡
This write-up in the Guardian covers most of the details. Those cited in the article are treating this as a literally unprecedented discovery that upends everything we thought we knew about etc. etc., but claiming this about discoveries of this sort is almost a trope at this point. I'm already seeing some wincing from friends who know more about ancient art than I do, so I'll ask here.
Is this discovery being oversold to the public? Is it even legitimate?
Are "readings" of the art that involve some of its more surprising contents defensible? I mean:
> Their date is based partly on their depictions of now-extinct ice age animals, such as the mastodon, a prehistoric relative of the elephant that hasn’t roamed South America for at least 12,000 years. There are also images of the palaeolama, an extinct camelid, as well as giant sloths and... keep reading on reddit ➡
Plese correct me if anything I have listed below is incorrect.
IIRC Star Wars inspired Ridley’s Scott’s Alien(Edit: this was not correct.)
IIRC Star Wars 1977 was what caused James Cameron to want to be a movie maker meaning that if it wasn’t for Star Wars then the Terminator movies, Titanic, Aliens and Avatar wouldn’t exist.
Star Wars allowed for the creation of a computer division group within Lucasfilm called Graphics Group that would later become a little studio known today as Pixar.
Star Wars resulted in the creation of the Indiana Jones franchise which resulted in the creation of the Tomb Raider and the Uncharted franchise.
IIRC Star Wars 1977 along with Close encounter of the third kind made Paramount willing to invest in a Star Trek movie which resulted in the creation of the Star Trek the Motion Picture which resulted in the creation of of Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan which resulted in the creation of Star Trek III the Search for Spock which resulted in th
I was watching this video about ADHD to see if I really do have all the symptoms and if it’s worth getting diagnosed. The video played a skit where someone placed a remote down on a table, looked away for a few minutes then turned back towards the controller. The controller just disappeared and I seriously questioned reality because that’s happened to me more times than I can count
Anyone else? I swear there was a point in 2017-2018 where I thought this country was on the brink of a civil war or some freaking societal collapse lol and now I don't even follow ANY NEWS and honestly life feels pretty comfy bros and I dig living with my fellow South Africans again.
Christians believe their god created the universe, designing and fine-tuning the laws of physics that govern it. Natural phenomena, i.e. earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, including all the suffering and evil they cause, are the direct outcome of these laws of physics.
If god is responsible for designing and fine-tuning the laws of physics, he is responsible for all of the suffering and evil in the universe.
To evade god's responsibility for the existence of all suffering and evil, Christians have devised a large number of excuses, none of them convincing.
Here are three very common ones Christians rely on:
(1.) The first is to justify moral evil by invoking libertarian free will, but this is self-refuting. If actions and intentions are caused, our will isn't free; if uncaused or acausal, our will is random and randomness isn't freedom (not to mention an uncaused will contradicts the Christian belief everything has a cause, except god).
The evidence of neuroscience shows us th... keep reading on reddit ➡
Depending on who you ask you get a lot of different answers on ‘what’ god is. But most often it’s portrayed as an omnipotent being beyond our comprehension. To me it seems that by trying to apply our science to what is assumed to be so vastly beyond our understanding, we are undoubtedly at the mercy of human error. There’s different phenomena here on earth and in our universe that break what we consider to be the laws of science, for example, water that runs uphill, or the background radiation of the whole universe is the same temperature everywhere despite (by our understanding) not having enough time to have reached an equal temperature throughout the whole thing. By no means do these phenomena prove god or serve as evidence of a higher power. My reason for mentioning them was just to demonstrate worldly things that science cannot for sure explain. There’s theories and observations that have been made but we can’t say for certain. So for me this just poses a question. If we can’t alw... keep reading on reddit ➡