1. fossboxer says

    Tangential, sort of, is Robert Sapolsky’s Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. This book opened my eyes. Sadly, much of our regressive nastiness has been selected for and is nearly unavoidable. I’ve come to accept that intelligence like ours will not prove to be a useful long-term adaptation.

  2. Hairhead, Still Learning at 59 says


    So, WTH is this guy saying?

    Remember the Black Knight scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

    “I’ve chopped your arm off!”
    “No you haven’t!”
    “It’s right there.”
    “Just a flesh wound. Have at you!”

    Going back to what I posted yesterday, the testimony of the South Dakota nurse Jodi Doering, telling how MAGAts gasping and dying in the ICU refuse to believe that they have COVID. They say things like, “COVID doesn’t exist” “This must be lung cancer” and other such idiocies.

    I post here the link to a video interview with Jodi describing what she is going through

    Just to repeat what I said in my post yesterday, and connect it to this post: When nearly half of your population refuses to believe both scientific consensus AND the testimony of their own senses a la the Black Knight, the situation is not humourous (well, darkly), but a frightful emergency.

  3. John Morales says

    I thought I recognised Trudy Cooper’s illustrations. Sure enough, as the credits confirmed. Nice.

  4. unclefrogy says

    nice one, I think I will watch some more of his videos.
    To me it points out how we like to “cherry pick” details to fit a story. It is our story telling ability, a useful trait that gives us culture but is also a two edged sword enabling us to pass over details that do not fit the story we find most compelling. We tend to live in our heads and not in the real world with all of its dangers and capriciousness, to think it is about us some how.
    I do not know about everyone else but I find it very hard to tell what day it is these days it seems like sunday or friday all the time.
    uncle frogy