For all of the normal reasons, please enjoy this small collection of atheism memes. Finally, this is the Problem of Evil in a nutshell, which I think I’ve said before, but it’s still true:
Twice recently, I’ve found myself a part (or almost a part) of a conversation on Facebook about whether vaccines should be mandatory. (Three times, if you count a private conversation.) Since learning about herd immunity, I’ve become more and more sympathetic to this view. After all, when people refuse vaccination, they are refusing to help … More Should Vaccines Be Mandatory? If So, How?
The above quote, I think, is a poetic and emotionally truthful way of thinking about depression, but ultimately, it may not be a scientifically accurate picture. Scientifically, it may well be the case that depression is caused ultimately by inflammation. As that article says: The basis of this new view is blindingly obvious once it … More Is Depression an Allergic Reaction?
If you’re short on time, this comic provides a good cliff notes version of pretty much everything I’m about to say, even though I’m not affiliated with the person who made it. I’ll link it at the bottom, too, in case you want to read my thing first. I’ve linked to a documentary and a … More On Vaccinations
Current Christmas Craft Countdown: 17 projects made, 3 in progress, 12 on my list not yet started – 7 of those not yet started are only to be done if time permits. I intend to post pictures after giving away the results.
I’m going to try making cookies tonight, as well as possibly get some more crafting done, so tonight’s post is just a link to an interesting article about how reading fiction can increase empathy.
I found this to be an interesting article. In summary: “Obviously, both politics and religious beliefs contribute to science resistance, and the relative influence of one over the other varies on an issue-by-issue basis.”
Too much crafting…
Just four pictures to share today. To this first, I had a visceral reaction: Not everyone who says these sort of things is being an attention seeker. I’m sure I’ve said all three of these at some point, and each time, it was because that really is how I perceived myself. Telling someone with low … More Attention, Ocean, Tipping, and Transexuality