The group argues that cognitively advanced animals like chimpanzees and dolphins are so self-aware that keeping them in captivity—whether a zoo or research laboratory—is tantamount to slavery.
On what basis do they draw the line of 'the amount' of self-conciousness between chimps and humans on the one hand and other primates, such as orangutans, gorillas, bonobos, on the other? Have they even quantified it at all? And what about dolphins and elephants?
Why can't tech make having to go to work obsolete?
Why can't we make all the tech stuff, like robots, do all the dumb work for all of us so we can spend the rest of our lives playing, or do the kind of work we really enjoy? Isn't this the frigging thing we should strive to achieve in society? Not create more jobs, but less?
On my iPhone 4
Overall, it feels snappier, but that may be psychological, since the interface looks cleaner. Also, I see a lot of negative comments of 'new iPhone' owners regarding the slowness because of all the animations. I don't see those. Maybe because they are automatically disabled on the iPhone 4. Perhaps, the iPhone 4, of all compatible models, is the best one to upgrade iOS 7 on.
Scrolling is slower. in iOS 6, the scrolling page appeared to be subjected to a certain amount of inertia. I.e. it kept on scrolling for a little bit even after you stopped dragging. Also, the faster you swiped your finger up, the more inertia there seemed to be. It was helpful in scrolling though lengthy pages. All that seems to be gone now. At least in Safari.
Skype is broken in iOS 7 on several points: (i) longer time tags are capped, '20' rather than '20.39', (ii) sending photographs and video messages is broken now. And there's no update available yet.
I am a systems administrator. While I am an introvert (so I don't favor large social gatherings), I do actually have both CS and business degrees and have a broad specialization. I've also never intentionally reduced anyone to tears...
As in: tobacco doesn't kill people because Winston Churchill reached a respectable age of 93?
The makers of Snapchat are right to reject the “sexting app” label – it’s not clear that this is what it is even being used for, and everyone deserves the option to communicate privately when they want, without automatically being branded as a pervert.
Just as I thought. It's just another sexting app.
atheism is religious because there is a defined dogma that many people subscribe to and identify themselves with.
In the same line of logic, you would reason that vegetarians are meat-eaters who don't eat meat.
Being an atheist is being non-religious.
- atheist = "there is no god"
- agnostic = "there may or may not be a god, and I don't care"
- believer = "there is a God"
- atheist = -
- agnostic = null
- believer = +
No. That's not how it works in science. In science, it goes like this:
- Null hypothesis: "There is no god"
- Alternative hypothesis: "There is a god, who looks like Adam, created the world in 6 days, committed the biggest mass murder of all time by flooding the earth, etc. etc."
The burden of proof always lies with the person who makes the claim that something exists.