30 October 2014

Think Before You Bonk

Human Population
Seven Billion Plus and Counting
Think before you bonk your wife.
Every baby knackers life.
Nature's sick and subjugate,
Pulverised by human weight.
Dying forests, dying seas, the lot.
So please don't make another tot!

22 October 2014

Gaia and Species Extinction

gaia Earth

There once was a planet with Gaia.
Humanity wrecked it entire.
It had species galore.
None exist anymore.
The whole was reduced to a pyre.

Gaia: the biosphere as a self-regulating living body optimising temperature, oxygen and chemistry for life to flourish. 'In less than 100 years one third of living species may be extinct.' (World Scientists' Warning to Humanity.)

18 October 2014

How You Can Think Like an Animal

animal thought
Think like an animal!
Can you think like an animal? Do animals think? To think like an animal do this. Suppress the stream of words constantly running through your head by repeating to yourself a short phrase or tune - it is difficult to maintain but keep going for as long as you can. Now you can think like an animal. Explore your feelings and non-spoken thoughts.

14 October 2014

Speciesism? No Thanks!

Speciesism and Specismo
Specismo? No thanks! Let's not be speciesist. Specismo is Italian, meaning speciesism, and a nippier way of saying speciesism than the tongue-twisting English word. It's pronounced 'speh-chis-mo'.

13 October 2014

Do Animals Have Souls?

Do Animals Have Souls?
Plato said souls live in the ultimate reality. Society absorbed this idea when the early Church adopted the concept. The soul has thrived ever since. But what about the souls of other animals? And how can an incorporeal soul connect with its material body? The most compelling answer is that, as atheists say, the soul is purely an idea.

07 October 2014

Sherlock Holmes: What is His Darkness?

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes? What is the darkness of Sherlock Holmes? He beat animals to death. "Sherlock Holmes was beating the subjects in the dissecting rooms with a stick to verify how far bruises may be produced after death. I say him at it with my own eyes." (From 'A Study in Scarlet' by Arthur Conan Doyle.) Sherlock Holmes was a vivisectionist with a passion for pains-taking knowledge.

How Does Humanity Play With Nature?

climate change
Humanity Playing With Nature
How does humanity play with the nature? The climate and biosphere.

What Happens to Women as they Age?

Boobs and Belly
Boobs & Belly
She was beginning that age in life when her belly protruded further than her boobs. A connection with vegetarianism.