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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sunspots 428

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:
Christianity: God and Nature magazine reports on how and why a mature Christian couple changed their beliefs about the age of the earth.
Health: (or ethics, or sex) National Public Radio reports on the question of "Can Elderly Patients With Dementia Consent To Sex?"
Humor: (sort of) A photo of what happens when you try to drive in wet concrete.
Science: In case you didn't know it, there has been some doubt that Tyrannosaurus rex was really a savage predator, but might have merely scavenged on dead animals. National Public Radio reports on good evidence that it was, indeed, a hunter of other dinosaurs.

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atlibertytosay said...

1) Sex being primal/instinctual is less of a consent even among the loving and passionate.

Just a statement, nothing more, but the motivations and "consent" usually has little to do with whether you want to or not. In fact, most times, it seems to be because one was asked, seduced, or feels the need to mask an insecurity.

2) I've read some articles that question the existence of Tyranosaurs entirely saying that they were piced together improperly or maybe even fused from several dinosaurs ~ so few complete specimens have ever been found.

Martin LaBar said...

There's something in what you say about sex, indeed, atlibertytosay.

I'm sure that such articles, on Tyrannosaurus, exist, and there may have been some paleontological mistakes, but I'm going with mainstream scientists on this one.