Indeed, all told, the worldview I’m laying out amounts to a kind of...– The Evolution of God by Robert Wright. On the cultural evolution of the modern religious belief. This book is fascinating and thoroughly entertaining.
Unfortunately the court ruling leaves us no other option than to take our...– Mininova.org goes legit and in doing so becomes nothing but another useless webpage. (via)
The Xx - Islands Off to see these guys tonight...
Kangaroo tries to drown dog, attacks owner →
The 49-year-old man had dived into the dam to rescue his dog, which was being held down by the kangaroo, when the kangaroo lashed out at him. Kangaroos are dangerous. You’re nice to them, let them into your yard, feed them, laugh with them….and then suddenly one day, they snap. They drown your dog and slice open your abdomen all because you made a comment about their pouch.
Polar bears getting killed by buildings and that other natural predator….the ground. Disturbing. Yet I do feel slightly worse about my upcoming round the world trip.
Samson and Delilah
I’ve spent most of my life thinking that Samson and Delilah was a story from the greek gods, reminiscent of tales told about Hercules and Achilles. Turns out it is from THE BIBLE!?? The Book of Judges 13 to 16 for those of you playing along at home. A summary for you all: Two adults make a pact with an Angel saying their yet to be born son wont drink or shave and he’ll do stuff...
Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned. This explains a LOT.
I had no idea what this was, but it was jam-packed with awesome. Turns out The Mill is a leading visual effects company and this is their showreel. Enjoy. (The song is “Death” by White Lies, in case anyone was interested)