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Here it is. The single from our debut EP ‘VIPERS’Available on all major streaming services. Please enjoy

Posted by Griefcase on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Here it is. The single from our debut EP ‘VIPERS’

Available on all major streaming services.

Please enjoy

Less than Human: The Dehumanisation of Human Beings

by Adele A Wilby

We are all aware that from amongst the vast diversity of life forms that inhabit the earth, human beings are exceptional. But while human beings are capable of inexhaustible creativity and goodness, they also have the potential to commit the most heinous acts and demeaning of fellow human beings. Accounting for such a phenomenon in the human condition and the committing of abominable acts towards their own species, is an issue that perplexes many. Perhaps the answer to such a question can be found by studying the genes or analysing the brain functioning of the perpetrators, but that could involve investigating entire populations who knowingly condone or participate in such acts. A simpler answer could be that human beings have yet to evolve into a species that is incapable of acts of inhumanity. David Livingstone Smith’s book Less than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others offers us insight into the processes  that lead to the  designating of fellow human beings as ‘subhuman’ and makes possible the potential for human beings to perpetrate acts that can only be considered as evil.

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孔子聖賢善知識

善之大小

一般人認為,罵人打人是惡,敬人禮人是善;貪財妄取是惡,廉潔操守是善。其實未必如此啊。凡是有益於人的是善;只利於己的是惡。有益於人,就是罵人打人都是善的;只利於己,就是敬人禮人都是惡的。所以我們行善,善又分大善小善的不同。起心動念為自己一身或一家打算的,善多,也是小善;凡事存心為國家百姓著想的,善少,也是大功德,大善。善之大小,不在事項上,而在用心,心量大則福大,所以我們每一個人都應該學習,怎樣用心才是啊!

善之是非
善之是非,何謂善?凡是有益於人的是善,只利於己的是惡,有益於人,就是罵人打人都是善的,只利於己,就是敬人禮人都是惡的,一切都需要精研明辨,才不會把善惡是非顛倒,才能做到真實的自利利人。

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Why we like what we like: A scientist’s surprising findings

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/08/why-we-like-what-we-like-a-scientists-surprising-findings/

Your genes, your germs, and your environment all may influence your tastes in food—as well as partners and politics.

There may be nothing more self-defining than our tastes. Whether in food, wine, romantic partners, or political candidates, our tastes represent our identity. So it made sense to me that my likes and dislikes were formed through careful deliberation and rational decision-making—that is, through choices where I wielded some control.

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