“You’ve probably had a friend who started dating a woman that really made you scratch your head. She was flaky, possessive, and high-drama. Everyone could see that the gal was toxic and really bringing your buddy down…everyone, that is, except your buddy.”
via Relationship Red Flags for Men: 14 Red Flags to Look for in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness.
A little bit of genetically modified DNA never hurt anybody.
This sounds like the beginning of a science fiction movie where only the pretty girl and the kid get out alive.
“Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood.”
Read the whole thing here: Millions of GMO Insects Could Be Released in Florida Keys – ABC News.
“Moral disputes are a seriously divisive force in many contemporary societies, and a lot is riding on their outcome, in terms of both individual well-being and societal competiveness. By illuminating human nature, and the origin and function of biologically and culturally evolved moral beliefs, evolutionary science is currently generating knowledge that can help us move on from these disputes in the most rational and productive ways possible.”
via How Evolutionary Science Can Make Us Morally Better.
This falls squarely in the “parental responsibility” category and school officials should have no authority to make this kind of demand. (Not to mention the fact that EULAs clearly state not to divulge passwords.) If the issue is serious enough to require access to the student’s account then go through the proper channels and get a warrant.
via Motherboard – Illinois Says Rule-Breaking Students Must Give Teachers Their Facebook Passwords.
“School districts in Illinois are telling parents that a new law may require school officials to demand the social media passwords of students if they are suspected in cyberbullying cases or are otherwise suspected of breaking school rules.”
There’s been some chatter in the media lately about “American Sniper”, the new movie directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper. Complaints about the glorification of war and celebrating a killer really miss the point. To me the movie was much more of an examination of the effects of PTSD and how military service can take a toll on families and destroy lives. There are mixed reports about the character of the real Chris Kyle so I have no idea if the movie is accurate at all but I thought Bradley Cooper did a great job portraying a man torn between his family at home and his brothers-in-arms and struggling with the things he saw and did.
Below is Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio discussing the movie: