Reasoning to Be Cheerful
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Post No.: 0672   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The twin raids on faulty arguments and the fallacious use of language in Post No.: 0648 were thoroughly fruitful, and the finale of our grand quest filtrates into vision. The only things that … Read More

Everyday Sexist Language and Gendered Roles
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Post No.: 0671   Furrywisepuppy says:   We mightn’t question them because they’re so ingrained in our everyday usage but words or expressions are often gendered and sexist – like men are called ‘dominant’ while women are called ‘bossy’, men … Read More

‘A’ Doesn’t Necessarily Mean ‘B’
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Post No.: 0670   Furrywisepuppy says:   We intuitively desire and gravitate towards simple internal models of the world over handling its true complex nature, hence we have a tendency to simplify our understanding of the actual world to the … Read More

Exploiting Anonymity, Opacity and Secrecy
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Post No.: 0669   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Anonymity is a criminal’s best friend. They want opacity, secrecy and privacy regarding what they do. Anonymity reduces the chances of being identified and caught, and thus plays into the cost-benefit calculation of … Read More

Fear and Sex Sell, or at Least Grab Attention
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Post No.: 0668   Furrywisepuppy says:   What comes between fear and sex?   Fünf!   …Ich bin eine kleine Rottweiler – that’s zwei I like drei humour :|. Woof!   Fear and sex both grab attention. People pay prioritised … Read More

Negativity Bias and Giving More Import to Bad Things
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Post No.: 0667   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The recall of unpleasant memories is greater compared to with pleasant ones. This is because of our ‘negativity bias’. We tend to give more mental attention and weight to things that go wrong … Read More

The World Appears Less Simple the More We Learn
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Post No.: 0666   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s said that the ‘fox’ knows many things but the ‘hedgehog’ knows one big thing. For some, this means that the ‘fox’ is a jack of all trades, master of none, whilst the … Read More

Para-Athletes and the Capabilities of the Disabled
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Post No.: 0665   Furrywisepuppy says:   Sport is a wonderful way for disabled people to feel capable – to focus on what they can do rather than what they can’t. It offers them goals and – if they otherwise … Read More

Your Carefully Curated Public Image
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Post No.: 0664   Fluffystealthkitten says:   As everybody knows, carefully manicuring one’s own public image isn’t always about honestly conveying the truth, the whole truth, and only the truth with one-to-one fidelity but about emphasising and exaggerating what one … Read More

The Dark Side of Positive Thinking
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Post No.: 0663   Furrywisepuppy says:   Positive thinking is beneficial when we otherwise would feel like giving up on something that’s worth persisting with – that belief that one can do something, because it is within reach that one … Read More

Companion and Service Creatures, Zoos and Animal Testing
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Post No.: 0662   Furrywisepuppy says:   I personally think it’s fur to ask – is it egotistical of humans, and against the freedoms of companion animals like dogs, cats, horses and birds, to make companion animals obey humans? Or … Read More

The Campaign for Gender Equality
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Post No.: 0661   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Gender equality signifies equal respect, rights and opportunities for everyone regardless of their gender identity – whether female, male, gender fluid, agender or whatever. Historically and presently when we talk about gender equality … Read More

The Geneva Conventions, POWs and Protected Persons
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Post No.: 0660   Furrywisepuppy says:   At the time of publishing, there’s sadly a Russo-Ukrainian IAC (see Post No.: 0652 regarding such terminology) – technically ongoing since 2014, along with the military occupation of Crimea, and parallel rebel NIAC(s) … Read More

Thieves are Just Being Rationally Self-Interested
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Post No.: 0659   Furrywisepuppy says:   Organised crime is profoundly about serving selfish interests (few thieves are genuine Robin Hoods who steal things for a cause that doesn’t include themselves or their own kin), fulfilling supply and demand (in … Read More

Betting or Gambling (is) for Dummies
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Post No.: 0658   Furrywisepuppy says:   Gambling in casinos, on online casinos, in the bookmakers, on fixed odds betting terminals, and the like, may be regarded as a fun pastime if one is indeed having fun and can afford … Read More

Dysphoric Versus Euphoric Religious Ceremonies
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Post No.: 0657   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Some religious ceremonies, rites or rituals aren’t euphoric or pleasant but cause dysphoric, painful or frightening negative emotions in their participants. There are, or have been, religious practices around the world where devotees … Read More

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