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IT’S UNDER OUR FEET, BUT WHAT IS IT?

It’s simply the dirt. DIRT! the Movie is simply a movie about dirt. The real change lies in our notion of what dirt is. The movie teaches us: “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.” But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, DIRT the Movie is a call to action. Narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis, it shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. It’s gonna be a great party at earthworms!

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DECOUPLING OR THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FACING OUR CIVILIZATION

FACTOR FIVE, the new book by Ernst von Weizsäcker and Charlie Hargroves, shows that prosperity can be created with one fifth of the energy, water, and minerals inputs typically required for today’s clumsy technologies. That’s decoupling by a factor of five. And it is only the beginning. Blaming the North, Weizsäcker believes that it is time to put an end to consumerism, detrimental to the South and also to the planet, and to end the glorification of financial markets.

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FRANCE OR HOW TO STOP THE GREEN GROWTH

Whose interests to France to stop, green growth? It is too early to tell, but it is likely that the tariff revision on the purchase of electricity from solar will definitely slow down investments in solar energy and prevent the sun to meet its full potential in France. It’s time to remove these monopolies and to organize us for a fair and livable planet, without the help of leaders only interested in their interests…

それはどういうことなのか感じをつかむために、こんな実験を例に挙げよう。霊長類のおとなと、ヒトの子ども(実験のデザインに応じて、2歳だったり、5歳だったりいろいろ)に、簡単な課題を与える。中身を取り出しにくい容器に美味しそうな食べ物を入れ、問題解決能力(創意工夫で中身を取り出す能力)を見る、といった課題だ。すると、霊長類のおとなは立派な創意を見せてくれるのに対し、人間の子どもは案外ダメだったりする。「おいおい、がんばれよ、ニンゲンの子ども!」と激励したくなってしまうが、まあ、2歳児(あるいは5歳児)なんて、そんなものかも、とも思う。要するに、霊長類、思う以上に優秀なのだ。

しかしそんな(案外たいしたことない^^;)ヒトの子どもも、ある一点において、他の霊長類にはない、圧倒的な力量を示すという。いわゆる「ソーシャル・キュー(社会的手掛かり)」を捉える能力がずば抜けて高いのだ。目くばせ、あごしゃくり、といった「合図」を巧みに捉え、問題解決に活かす能力がある。それに対して霊長類は、そういう合図がわからず、スルーしてしまう。実際、霊長類の群をどれだけ観察しても、重いもの(丸太とか)を運ぶために、ふたりで力を合わせる、といった行動は見られないらしい。われわれならすぐに、「ちょっと、そっち持ってくれない?」と周りの人を巻き込みたくだろう。

いったいその違いは、どこにあるのか? ネアンデルタール人のゲノムとわれわれのゲノムとを比較することにより、「何がわれわれを、われわれにしているのか」という問いに答える、大きな可能性が切り開かれるのである。

ゲノム解析でわかる遺伝子の変異ということで、まず誰もが考えるのは、言語能力に関係しているFOXP2遺伝子だろう。この遺伝子が人間の社会性と密接な関係をもつことを疑う者はいない。しかし、それだけではない(と、ここから先は、本には書いていない、コルバートさんが聞きだしたペーボさんの考えなのだが^^;)。そもそも、FOXP2遺伝子の変異は、人類とネアンデルタール人とで共通しているのである。

むしろ、あまり注目されていないRUNX2(鎖骨頭蓋形成に関係する遺伝子)とか、CADPS2およびAUTS2が重要かもしれない、とベーボさんは言う。後者の二つは自閉症と関係があるといわれれる遺伝子で、そう、ソーシャル・キューを使いこなす能力にかかわっている可能性が高いのだ。こうした、きわめて具体的な可能性が、われわれの自画像に新たな光を当てつつあるのである。

WE SHOULD START DANCING BC I JUST REACHED OVER A 100+ FOLLOWERS ON THIS BLOG! Let me just give you guys a short introduction. This isn’t my first blog, this is my second but you guys have no idea how thankful I am that you guys are following me! You’re all so talented & I’m so damn jealous about you guys writing skills, ( compared to mine ), ghehe. But okay I should keep going before anyone gets bored of reading this! 

admirxbles: you’re the most sweetest girl ever! okay i mean come on, if someone doesn’t love you i should probably ask to get their eyes checked because you’re such a lovely humanbeing! you’re always the one i come back to because i’m kinda jealous of how talented you are.. oops. but okay anyway you’re like the human version of a star because you can always ligthen up my mood really with just messaging me back! i’m in love with our threads, eventhough we keep having new ones but i don’t really care, i woudln’t mind to have a million plots with you & i’d still adore each one of them. i love you sunshine! 

vcids: we just met but okay let me tell you something.. you’re amazing & inspiring! you’re such a good writer, everytime it’s your turn to reply again i’m literallly hopping on the couch on on my chair from excitment! okay i hope we become reallyyyyy good friends because i admire you already.

so that was it.. no joking! here are the ones i stalk from far away, & then you have me being tooo shy to ask them if they want to rp with me, bc i basicly suck lol. but you guys are such talented & lovely people & i would really love to rp with you guys someday! 

liilacskies | beachisms | fabulisms | xcultivated | mconlight | drvnksexting | coldwcrs | autvmns | coughsyrvps | ofinnocxnce | lunarniights | humanmarionettes | sacredlctus | artiificialis | kviros | cokeisms | misttaken | fluoresccnt | vulgcr | illusioniisms | optacity | phxrmacy

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING AMAZING EVEN IF YOU AREN’T TAGGED, OKAY? OKAY.

( btw i spelled my own url wrong bc i was in a hurry, see i’m an idiot! )

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CHINA’S GHOST CITIES


This strange term refers to the new towns that appear every year in China. Roads, office buildings, homes, commercial and cultural center, administrative buildings, parks .. all the elements are there to be a city. The only problem is that THERE ARE STILL EMPTY! Originally constructed to maintain and stimulate the economy of China, the state is creating a housing bubble bigger than the United States, according to analyst Gillem Tulloch, leading to speculation and overvaluation real estate.. What would be the consequences if the efforts to boost economy caused the opposite effect : to develop a society that lives on credit and/or cause an economic crisis leaving people without money?

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Community

So my bro got me addicted to this show, Community, and maaaannnnnn! We been binge watching it and we’re on season 3. So today, I made my first purchase online of something physically coming to me: shirts from the show. It’s the Human Beings shirt which was (is today so I think you should go grab it!!) 75% off. Bought one for my brother and I, plus used my email for an additional 15% off so it totaled to be about $20. Which nowadays, it’s a steal since online shirts cause like $25 just for one!

Get it here! before its too late!