It’s an old saying, but one that might be nearing the end of it’s lifespan. An Austrian supermarket is now offering pre-peeled bananas.
To save you clicking on the link (which you’re going to do anyway, because you won’t believe me when I explain it), they are taking a banana – which you’ll recall is . . . → Read More: Wednesday Rant: Make like a banana and split…
I know that many of you are, like me, concerned about the state of the environment today. Even before the Climate Change discussions, there has been much discussion of the impact humans on on the environment.
So, when we hear of yet another species which is close to extinction due to human action, that’s surely . . . → Read More: Extinction of a species
As soon as we’re born, we start building up expectations. They’re impossible to avoid and it’s in our nature, as humans, to build up expectations about all sorts of things. In part, expectations help us to determine appropriate behaviour in society. For example, when meeting someone for the first time, you probably expect that you . . . → Read More: Examining Expectations
A friend of my family, who is now in his late 80s, once told me that the day you stop learning something new is the day that they stick you in a pine box! – a philosophy that is borne out by the mounting evidence that keeping a healthy, active mind is a key part . . . → Read More: What would you like to know?
Yesterday the Tasmanian lower house passed a motion supporting same-sex marriage. It won’t change much really as the Marriage Act is in the federal government’s jurisdiction but I am buoyed by the fact that probably the most conservative state in Australia has made such a public declaration of its support for same-sex marriage.
I remember when . . . → Read More: I now pronounce you wife and wife
I wrote this post on Monday. I had no idea of the topic about which Beez was to write yesterday. The two posts complement each other but I am asking a different question.
I was chatting to a couple of colleagues the other day. Eric and his brother were adopted as children. They share no genetic . . . → Read More: Nature or nurture
Fred Nile has raised his head again by introducing, into the NSW Parliament, a bill to prohibit the teaching of ethics in schools. This is in reaction to these courses which are offered as an alternative to scripture and religion classes for those students whose parents don’t want them to attend. Have a read of . . . → Read More: Fred Nile introduces bill to prohibit teaching of ethics in schools
The impact of colour on our lives has often been the subject of study (click here and here for a very basic summary of some thoughts on the subject). Both academic research and non-academic research projects have focused on the impact of colour on our mood, emotions, energy levels, memory function and mental state. While . . . → Read More: Colour me happy
. . . . . . and I’m not too sure about you.
So, it’s the future, we’re still going, we’ve got our Jupiter brain or our Matrioshka brain and we’ve used it to attain world peace and eradicate disease. What else might we use it for?
Well, you could run ancestor simulations. That is, . . . → Read More: Only you and I are real . . . . . .
Editor’s note: As many of you know, Evan wrote a post for us to help celebrate our one year SplatOn anniversary, and remember the glory that was Splat! Unfortunately, due to timing, we were unable to upload his post on Friday. Evan has since asked that we not share his post with the community. While . . . → Read More: MMM – Managerial Motivations on Monday