I just finished writing a section of my paper so I can present it (read it, no frills) tomorrow in class and it’s one of those that sounds fine when you’re reading it in context but it’s going to be… a really bad presentation
Davide Balula, Burnt Painting, Imprint of the Burnt Painting (Ice Cream) (2013).
At Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, part of Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.
Iceland made history this week, but not in a good way. For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot and killed a man, startling a population accustomed to peace.
"The nation does not want its police force to carry weapons because it’s dangerous, it’s threatening," Arnorsdottir says. "It’s a part of the culture. Guns are used to go hunting as a sport, but you never see a gun."
In fact, Iceland isn’t anti-gun. In terms of per-capita gun ownership, Iceland ranks 15th in the world. Still, this incident was so rare that neighbors of the man shot were comparing the shooting to a scene from an American film.
The Icelandic police department said officers involved will go through grief counseling. And the police department has already apologized to the family of the man who died — though not necessarily because they did anything wrong.
"I think it’s respectful," Arnorsdottir says, “because no one wants to take another person’s life. “
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
oh this is intriguing.
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
After the first time Alex and I hung out for real, a bunch of us were in line getting fries or something and I was doing something, probably something stupid, and Alex said, in an extremely serious tone, “You know… You’re a lot weirder than you look.”
i don’t know how you look as normal as you do but that kid who said you wore your backpack like a nerd probably saw through it
Ya know, I was just thinking about how I’m digging my own grave by letting all these incidences out in one, referable place
How exactly to word “it’s super ok that you broke my present because I like putting things back together so that’s just kinda 2 presents” without sounding like a…. weirdo?