Used as road surfaces? Yes or no. That *is* the context.
Apples and oranges. Pagans were/are not atheists.
Yes it does. It just doesn't keep you at thirty.
If you think you have to wait for retirement for enjoyment in life you're doing it wrong. I spent fifteen years of my career using it to create, support and run a stunt show. Don't wait.
And you don't think their personal views are influenced by a disproportionate number of unhealthy older people? Most healthy older people don't visit the doctor with anything like the frequency of the infirm.
This also goes for crystal rubbers and Gaea believers who trend leftward. Each side has its flakes.
Completely depends on the animal being studied. Many animals behave very differently if they know humans are watching.
You're still using sophistication as a yardstick. Some animals will modify a natural object to work better. Your specificity is merely a moved goal post.
If and only if said species is closely related. Socially motivated animal behaviorists have made claims about birds and then extrapolated them to humans. Very bogus.
Many people are of the opinion that they can read animals' minds and motivations. Same thing goes for humans. It's a common problem in Soc Sci and one good reason why it's not really science based.
Yes, but some people are so vested in the "for mating" meme that they will extrapolate until it's reached. You cannot mate if you do not survive is true, but the surviving is denominator enough on its own.
Some very smart people engage in violence because they want to or they find it profitable. It's a Soc Sci construct that violence is only a resort of be "forced into a corner".
All three of those can be used for right or wrong.
Changing a theme for the sake of changing a theme isn't moving forward, it's just remodeling the kitchen. I happen to like my older theme because it's become invisible to me now. That's what I want in an OS UI. Why change for the sake of? It's like comparing car styles. Meh.
That's just taste. I turned transparency off. Also that stupid window fall down animation. I don't want an "artistic" interface, I have programs for any art I want.