Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday philosophy

The insightful XKCD beautifully illuminating human psychology with stick figures (as usual) It's an interesting point, many people that don't have a scientific bent or simply aren't interested in it, often think that science is cold, boring and above all else it's constituents lack emotion; in my experience this couldn't be further from the truth. Most science practitioners and fans I've ever known are by far the most energetic, inquisitive and imaginative people I've had the pleasure of knowing. Of course it's never wise to generalise (but I will) on the other side of the house quite a few of the so called "artsy" people I've known have been lovely in their own ways too but (frankly) a little self-obsessed. Even so, truth be told, it wouldn't be any fun if we were all the same would it..

When the fat lady sings (i.e. biologically) we share many more similarities than we have differences regardless of any cultural or environmental influences, it's a shame a majority of people (still) feel it necessary to invent concepts like religions, race, class, nationalism etc. that continue to violently divide us.

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