Charles Darwin – Fernando Vicente
Alfred Russel Wallace – Fernando Vicente
Such highly evolved facial hair!
I remember when I used to try so hard. I remember when that wasn’t difficult.
As a fond mother, when the day is o’er,
Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
Nor wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
Our playthings one by one, and by the hand
Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,
Being too full of sleep to understand
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
I HAVE SAID THIS FOR SOO LONG! *giant applause*
FINALLY OMG SOMEONE SAYS IT
"Finally omg somebody said it"
Oh yes. Multiple females have said it, nobody gives a shit. Some guy says it “OMG PORN IS BAD, I NEVER REALIZED IT!!!!¡¡¡¡”
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
MAY 15, 1982 STAR WARS SAGA STRIKES BACK
月刊スターログ 1982年6月号 No.44
I hate when job applications ask those really deep questions like
"People are basically good.
Strongly Disagree - Disagree - Neutral - Agree - Strongly Agree”
They should at least have a dialogue box that allows you to elaborate and make yourself sound more philosophically literate. It would make selecting employees for retail much easier.
Vatican radio reports on one of the pope’s homilies from a few weeks ago. In it, the pope has some real warnings about curiosity…
What leads people to Christianity if not curiosity about the contents of the bible? This is what leads us to knowledge about the universe: curiosity about how it works and what all is out there. If (a) god really made the cosmos, wouldn’t being curious about its nature bring you closer to [it] him? In my experience, the only people who oppose curiosity are the ones who worry about what you may find by indulging it.
The very notion that curiosity is in opposition to wisdom, rather than the font of literally all wisdom, is exceedingly silly. This is highlighted even more since it comes from a person who can supposedly make infallible pronouncements.
Related: "A Universe Not Made For Us" [Carl Sagan Tribute Series]
I hate memories. But I need to allow myself to think about them. Repression is what I really need to avoid. Repression makes one unstable.