Another question for athiests.
This one is purely out of curiosity. I'm not here to criticize your beliefs, or even to try and convert you. (Church is this way, boys!) It is on the same idea that many cultures develop the same mythology. (There's almost universally a bigfoot of some kind, for example) 'If they don't exist, why so many cultures know about them?'
The answer to this seems simple: They are based on real creatures. This could mean bigfoot is real, or this could mean that many people misinterpreted local primates of some kind.
It doesn't apply so well in the case of God. If there is no God, how have so many cultures come to recognize one or multiple supreme beings? Almost always with the same basic set of rules. 'Don't kill people', for example.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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