De Rerum Natura

Feb 22

“Male-dominated societies often put pressure on women to apologize for their ‘hormonal outbursts’ or ‘strange emotional behaviour’. Ironically, the female has had to endure millions of generations of murder and rape, because the male was unable to curb its despicably violent tendencies. The former may lead to a ‘conversation’, but not to war, which the male feels so comfortable with. Ultimately, the male is equally as susceptible to its hormones as the female.”

Feb 20

There are few more frightening personalities in the world than the one who attaches social difference to knowledge, a coaxing self-pleasure in a thing’s obscurity. If it be so wonderful an insight, then it must be so for all. Beware of those who boast of esotericism—for they are the ones likely to overlook oppression.

Deriving pleasure from the state of having that which another does not, is not only barbaric, but is indicative of a will to dominate. But, deriving pleasure from the state of KNOWING that which another does not suggests the knowledge in question is insufficient. Because difference is preconfigured by subjectivity, to revel in difference is to revel in ignorance.

Jan 11

“It’s not simply that there is no meaning in the universe. It’s that humans simply are predisposed to believing that there could be. We haven’t yet realized that we cannot afford to anthropomorphize the cosmos any longer. In other words, the longer we wait to remove egocentrism and superstition, the longer our descendants will have to wait for any real progress.”

Dec 30

“Did you know that there is no such thing as ‘race’? Races don’t exist. They’re made-up. They’re not real. And…that’s not an opinion. It is a fact. There are lots of ways for people to say that they’re different from someone else…why not pick something less…fictional?”

Dec 21

Now we know who’s paying for climate change denial

A new study conducted by Drexel University’s environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding that maintain the denial effort.
Click here for paper

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-koch-brothers-reveals-funders-climate.html#jCp