FLORIDA MAN CHALLENGE :
Type the words "Florida Man" and the month and day of your birthday into Google.
For example, mine is Florida Man, November 12 and the result was - "Florida Man caught on video sneaking into restaurant and munching on ramen."
@neauoire By the way, I got this on your YouTube channel.
@dualhammers I needed to hear that. Thanks.
@yisraeldov @fribbledom No, I don't want to do that here. Any reputable newspaper will have a more concise and thorough account than I could give here. And just because people aren't being gassed doesn't mean that he's off the hook. There are plenty of ways of being a moral abomination without gassing - or even killing - people. And our system of government, while extremely imperfect, has prevented him from manifesting his worst impulses.
@fribbledom It sucks that Scott Adams is a super-pro-Trumper. I used to love Dilbert so much.
@teknari I'm guess I'm just saying that they're functionally the same, even if they don't spring from exactly the same mechanism.
@teknari What do you think prompts humans to build houses, then? I'm willing to concede that we might not have "build a nest" or "build a structure with four walls and a roof" programmed in that literal way into our DNA, but we surely still have the same general self-preservation instincts that lead us to find or to create shelter, right? Because our brains are larger, we are probably able to more flexibly fulfill that requirement; but it's still a requirement, right?
I wrote a thing about how we often see ourselves as separate from nature and how that's gotten us into the eco-pickle we're in now. https://ameyama.com/blog/2019/02/28/Natural-Human
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