Is Dying Anything We Should Be Afraid Of?
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Post No.: 0704   Furrywisepuppy says:   Is it sensible to worry about dying?..   When we’re alive, we’re logically not dead. And when we’re dead, we logically won’t be around to experience it because we won’t be able to … Read More

Would a ‘Sugar Levy’ or ‘Fat Tax’ Work?
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Post No.: 0703   Furrywisepuppy says:   The UK has been undergoing a generally rising obesity crisis for several decades. From the latest available statistics as of posting – around 28% of adults in England are obese, with a further … Read More

How to Minimise Unwanted Variability in Assessments
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Post No.: 0702   Furrywisepuppy says:   We had learned from Fluffystealthkitten in Post No.: 0689 that inconsistent verdicts don’t cancel each other out. So what can we do to tackle the noise or unwanted variability in professional assessments or … Read More

Show Respect to Receive Respect
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Post No.: 0701   Furrywisepuppy says:   What often makes our time at work or school a good or bad one is the quality and personal fit of the company we find there. Strongly arguably the greatest predictor of one’s … Read More

Military Objectives and Legitimate Targets
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Post No.: 0700   Furrywisepuppy says:   Members of irregular armed forces (e.g. militias, paramilitaries, mercenaries) may lose their status as combatants in international armed conflicts (IACs), and therefore their right to protection as POWs, if they don’t respect certain … Read More

Annoying Me, Annoying You (A-ha)
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Post No.: 0699   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Sometimes the overriding sentiment we feel in life is people can be really annoying! This can then make us feel exasperated or enraged, which may mean that we’ll say or do something we’ll … Read More

How to Survive a Break-Up or Rejection
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Post No.: 0698   Furrywisepuppy says:   Some say ‘it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all’ – but try telling that to someone who’s still reeling from a break-up(!)   A broken … Read More

A Review on Whether We Can Trust Customer Reviews
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Post No.: 0697   Furrywisepuppy says:   Honest reviewers behave altruistically because they voluntarily spend a little of their own furry time to pass benefits onto others because they inform others and keep retailers and manufacturers themselves honest – which … Read More

Speciesism, Livestock Welfare and Eating Meat
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Post No.: 0696   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Speciesism’ is like racism, sexism or genderism but about the discrimination in treatment between different individuals belonging to different organism species (e.g. treating a sheep differently to a ferret). Does this accusation go … Read More

The Mutual Misreadings Between Allistic and Autistic People
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Post No.: 0695   Furrywisepuppy says:   Firstly, the best set of analogies I’ve ever heard to explain how autistic people can be so diverse from each other in their presentations yet all still be regarded as autistic is via … Read More

The Contact, Parasocial Contact and Extended Contact Hypotheses
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Post No.: 0694   Furrywisepuppy says:   What we naturally do whenever we meet someone new is craft a mental story about them based on the way they dress, how they talk, the identities they hold, etc.. And it’s automatic … Read More

That Don’t Impress Me Much
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Post No.: 0693   Furrywisepuppy says:   Imagine if you were the only person in the world. Everything else is present as it is right now – such as the houses, cars, etc. and you can have whatever you like … Read More

Glass Ceilings, Unpaid Work and the Gender Pay Gap
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Post No.: 0692   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The glass ceiling is a metaphor for how women find it difficult to enter the highest echelons in their industries and thus obtain the highest salaries and decision-making powers e.g. c-suite executives in … Read More

Civilians and Directly Participating in Hostilities
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Post No.: 0691   Furrywisepuppy says:   In war, attacks on civilians or civilian objects are prohibited even when carried out as reprisals (revenge). A tit-for-tat response to a prior violation of IHL by the enemy (e.g. ‘you’ve slain my … Read More

Faith Healing and Praying for a Divine Intervention
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Post No.: 0690   Furrywisepuppy says:   Faith is like a perfect scam because any scepticism towards it is directly silenced because you’ll be accused of lacking enough of it! In other words, as soon as you question faith itself … Read More

Inconsistent Verdicts Don’t Cancel Each Other Out
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Post No.: 0689   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Due to the ‘false consensus effect’, we assume others see the world as we do, hence we assume everyone would come to the same conclusions as we would based on the same presented … Read More

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