Re: Where do human rights come from?
Universal? Maybe I'm something of a ditz, but how on earth can someone even begin to consider human rights as universal? Two hundred years ago execution seemed the natural punishment for a whole array of crimes. Today, many believe that the death sentence should be eliminated altogether because execution is, in their opinion, a violation of human rights.
The fact is, human rights are difined by the beliefs of the majority (or, in the less desireable instance, the more powerful minority). This isn't a bad thing as it means that most people are on the same page, and people need to be on the same page to keep civilization of its feet. Still, that doesn't mean that human rights are universal, or that they won't change at some point. It all depends on what the people think.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.
- Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
- One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
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