Quickies: Monkey balls, a vomiting comet, and controversy
- The louder the monkey, the smaller its balls, study finds – “And yet, the study still conjures up visions of dudes who ride incomprehensibly loud motorcycles, or who catcall women on the street. Far from coming off as masculine, this kind of thing reeks of overcompensation in other, more sensitive areas. As the saying goes: the empty vessel makes the loudest sound, and it seems that may be especially true when the vessel in question is balls.”
- Let’s all raise a glass to this comet that spews alcohol and sugar – “All aboard the vomit comet!”
- The controversy over Homo naledi is actually a good thing – “…that debate is possible in the first place only because Berger published his work much more quickly than is normal, in an open access journal, and made digital scans of his specimens immediately available for download or 3D printing.” From Criticaldragon1177.
- My atheism does not make me superior to believers – “If we truly want to free ourselves from the racist, sexist, classist, homophobic tendencies of society, we need to go beyond religion. Yes, religion does need to be examined and debated regularly and fervently. But we also need to examine our school systems, our medical systems, our economic systems, our environmental policies.”