Are humans all cerated equally?
"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
Is egalitarianism true, or is it nothing more than a mere fallacy? Our socioeconomic status alone does not have everything to do with our equality, however, it sets a good example. Some people are born into wealthy families while, on the other hand, others are born into middle-class or poor families. Are we truly equal? One may think "Well, you can always climb the pyramid through hard work and determination", but what if you simply can't? For example, let's say one is handicapped and is born into a poor family. How does he or she rise? She can't. And here there is my point. Perhaps some people are more equal than others. What are your thoughts?
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- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
The rise of anti-scientific thinking and conspiracy is a concerning trend.
- Fifty years later after one of the greatest achievements of mankind, there's a growing number of moon landing deniers. They are part of a larger trend of anti-scientific thinking.
- Climate change, anti-vaccination and other assorted conspiratorial mindsets are a detriment and show a tangible impediment to fostering real progress or societal change.
- All of these separate anti-scientific beliefs share a troubling root of intellectual dishonesty and ignorance.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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