What dogs have to lose from human disappearance: No veterinary care No pain management (medicines, massage, acupuncture, palliative care, pain medications, etc) No vaccinations No human-provided control of parasites
Reader View · ~12 min read · Aug 4th · In all its baroque and sometimes cruelly overbred forms, the dog is a paramount symbol of both human hopes and foibles · Shared by 395, including 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, @firstname.lastname@example.org, Colin Wright
As a rising middle class started to focus on their own family trees, creating an ‘elite’ from new money, so dogs started to be classified too.
Reader View · ~14 min read · 2021-04-16 · Lies and distortions don’t just afflict the ignorant. The more you know, the more vulnerable you can be to infection · Shared by 233, including Ines Bieler, Anita Leirfall, Jason Silva, Nir Eyal, Gianluca Diegoli, Miguel Angel Escotet, Massimo Pigliucci
even if successfully debunked, myths can still creep into our judgments and colour our decisions – an outcome referred to in the literature as ‘the continued influence effect’.
Reader View · ~16 min read · From 2020 · In an age thick with anger and fear, we might dream of a purely rational politics but it would be a denial of our humanity · Shared by 146, including 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Barry C Smith, Miguel Angel Escotet, Doug Sundheim
Reader View · 20+ min read · Oct 13th · People have been searching for a fountain of youth for thousands of years. Celine Halioua thinks she’s found one—for canines. Be patient, we’re next. · Shared by 108, including Lauren Goode, Jason Silva, Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, Howard Getson, Marsha Collier, Josh Kopelman, John Nosta, John Hagel, Backchannel
Reader View · ~20 min read · From 2018 · A new interpretation of a classic psychology experiment will change your view of perception, judgment – even human nature · Shared by 105, including Daron Larson, Charlie Oliver, Rachel Miller | #InfluencerMarketing, David Nagel, Jane, Dominik Grolimund, Tom Connor
Reader View · ~14 min read · 2021-05-04 · Far from being profoundly destructive, we humans have deep capacities for sharing resources with generosity and foresight · Shared by 469, including Marylin Delgado (@email@example.com), Massimo Pigliucci, Esther Schindler, Cory Doctorow @firstname.lastname@example.org, David Wallace-Wells, Julia Kumari Drapkin, Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos, Timothy Taylor, Mark Kaigwa, Ceferino Díaz, Eli Pariser | @email@example.com, Anita Leirfall, Jason Silva, Philanthropy News Digest, Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis, Matteo Furia, Mark Bradley
The challenge of understanding the complexity of all species continues, as does the challenge of seeing possibility in what so often looks like a collective tragedy.
Reader View · ~18 min read · From 2016 · Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer · Shared by 1423, including Mara Averick, Daniel Boos, Antonio Vieira Santos - #SPS_Live, Data Science Renee, Ricky Yean, Howard Getson, Nir Eyal, hiten.eth, Klaus Eck, Chris Messina, Matthias Sala, John Hagel, Ron McIntyre, Andreas Staub, Gideonro, Jonathon Moore, Werner Vogels, Todd Henry, Thomas Power, worms cited
Reader View · ~17 min read · Oct 11th · As Neolithic people transformed prehistoric forests, they stumbled into an ecological trap. Domestication goes both ways · Shared by 87, including 🧠 Larry G. Maguire
Reader View · 8 min read · 2021-09-27 · Climate change predictions often use the year 2100 as an end-point. But it’s important to consider what will happen beyond that, at least up to the year 2500. · Shared by 166, including David Wallace-Wells, Tom Raftery (Mastodon: @firstname.lastname@example.org), Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, Jordi Serrano
If we fail to halt climate warming, the next 500 years and beyond will change the Earth in ways that challenge our ability to maintain many essentials for survival