"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." - Friedrick Nietzsche
Atheist, scientist, secular Buddhist, rat lover, etc.
Originally from Iowa,I am a biology graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
So, I am applying for an internal scholarship and I needed to request an official transcript. When I did, it said there was a hold on my account. Odd. So I go to the resgistrar’s office and they tell me it is a financial hold and I have to go to talk to the cashier’s office. Great. I do. And it turns out that the university hasn’t been deducting my tuition or fees from my payroll for the last two semesters. So, I just had to pay for two full semesters’ worth of tuition and fees. And I now have basically no money left in my bank account. The way she goes, I suppose.
(Even though last year when I filled out my deduction request form they def told me that I wouldn’t have to do one for another year)
hairy, sweaty balls.
my older sister is getting a law degree but she needs to have extra classes that aren’t related to law to complete it so she’s taking tree climbing 101
a class that teaches you how to climb trees
let’s talk about the american education system
Yes, let’s talk about how it is attempting to give people both subject/profession specific education as well as broad spectrum education to produce graduates that are well-rounded. Let’s talk about the fact that me having courses in theater and metalsmithing gave me an edge over people with out a well-rounded course load and eventually landed me a grad position in a magnificent microbiology lab. Like that?
Everybody say it with me now, “you cannot become physically addicted to marijuana or hash.”
But, but, but, my best friend/parent/I was addicted to it!
No. Stop. Take a deep breath. Now go learn some basic biochemistry. It is not possible to develop a chemical dependence to it because that’s not how the fucking chemical works. Period. There is a difference between an addiction and a habit. Par example, I habitually eat two slices of wheat toast with jam every morning. When I don’t get my morning toast I will often be a bit grumpy about it and it doesn’t feel right leaving the house without it. I will think about toast more than normal during that day. This does not mean that I am addicted to toast. It’s fucking toast for fuck’s sake. If, however, I were to be prescribed an opiate for my arthritis and took said opiate for a long time I might not get the full pain-relieving effects after awhile and I might get the dosage upped. If I forget to take a pill I would likely experience pain, nausea, etc. etc. because I have developed a legitimate chemical dependence aka ‘addiction’ to the substance.
In case you missed the point, pot is basically toast.
The boss took me out for lunch and a drink and to talk about “the future”. Well, at least I know that I will have a place to do my PhD, regardless!
“The institution of butchering is unique to human beings. All carnivorous animals kill and consume their prey themselves. They see and hear their victims before they eat them. There is no absent referent, only a dead one. Plutarch taunts his readers with this fact in his “Essay on Flesh Eating”: If you believe yourselves to be meat eaters, “then, to begin with, kill yourself what you wish to eat, but do it yourself with your own natural weapons, without the use of butcher’s knife, or axe, or club.” Plutarch points out that people do not have bodies equipped for eating flesh from a carcass, “no curved beak, no sharp talons and claws, no pointed teeth.” We have no bodily agency for killing and dismembering the animals we eat; we require implements.”
— Carol J. Adams - Eliding Fragmentation, The Sexual Politics of Meat
A very weak argument pretending to be good philosophy. We do have bodies “equipped” as it were, for eating meat - canine teeth, proper salivary enzymes, and intestinal microflora. Our evolved ability for tool usage is just as natural as a bird’s beak or a lion’s claws. It is likely that our early ancestor’s consumption of meat and fish (probably scavenged from better “equipped” hunters) is what led to the explosion in Homo sapiens brain size and complexity - the very things that allow us to contemplate the ethicality of eating animals in the first place. Chimpanzees, one of our closest evolutionary relatives, have been known to kill and eat other animals (often times other primates) for food. They have also been observed using tools to do so, very much like our own species. Is this “unnatural”? I personally am rather on the side of not consuming animal products for food as we have other, more economical and environmentally friendly food sources to choose from; I am, however, very much against the use of poor philosophy and utter disregard for scientific fact to try to “prove” a point.
If you care more about the condition of a woman’s breasts than you do about her health you are the kind of sack of shit that needs to stay very much the fuck away from me. Or you can start planning a “Save the testes” campaign after I’m through with you.