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Full Disclosure Chip
Today’s Daily Prompt:A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. The catch: you can’t turn it off. Do you accept the chip?
The idea of having a device that tells me what people are thinking is too good an opportunity to miss. I’m going to say YES even though I cannot turn it off, providing that I am the only one who would ever have it.
I can only imagine dealing with car-, insurance-, and mortgage sales representatives who would try to con me. Job interviews would also be easier, not to mention my future job as a psychologist!!
How can I turn it off? Well, I would not talk to people if I do not want it activated!!
Hugh Jackman and Peter Dinklage Chat
One can never get enough of X-Men and Game of Thrones:
Magic Johnson’s Response to Donald ‘The Racist’ Sterling
Donald Sterling, the racist owner of the Los Angeles Clippers attacked Magic Johnson in his recent interview with Anderson Cooper.
Here’s Magic Johnson’s response:
Donald ‘The Racist’ Sterling’s Exclusive Interview with Anderson Cooper
Donald Sterling, the idiot owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who has been banned from the NBA for life because of his recent racist remarrks tries to defend himself. Do any of you believe this guy?
“I’m not a racist”
“Those words just slipped out of my mouth”
“I can’t explain some of the stupid, foolish, uneducated things that I’ve said”
“What has he (Magic Johnson) done?” … “He has AIDS. What has he done?”
“The players don’t hate me. The owners don’t hate me. The media hate me.”
Wow! I can’t believe this guy. I don’t like him and his principles.
Exploring Autism – A conversation with Uta Frith
A better way to be an Atheist?
As a person who does not believe in a deity, I often refuse to be called an Atheist due to the negative connotations that people attach to the term. I may be wrong but based on the conversations I have with other people, particularly those who are religious, athieists are often conceived of as people who hate religions and religious people because of their beliefs.
As someone who subscribes to the scientific methodology, I do not believe in any gods or spirits but I do not hate the people who believe in a god or are members of any religion. From my experiences of being around religious people (I was raised as a Catholic and now work with Jewish people), I have seen the benefits of having a religious belief. For instance, being a follower of any religious faith gives one a sense of belonging- they often feel that they are a part of a tight-knit community that shares the same beliefs. Religions also teach people how to be kind to one another, to forgive each other and to love one another.
Positive aspects of different religions were described in greater detail by the philosopher Alain de Botton in his book, ‘Religion for Atheists’. An atheist himself, Alain was interested in how religious beliefs and teachings can help believers and non-believers alike, to live a better life. In this book, he argued that every religion has something positive to offer and that we should not shy away from adopting these beliefs into our own lives.
Here’s Alain explaining the book in more detail:
As Alain explained, this book might offend the strictly religious since it implies that it is healthy to ‘cherry-pick’ doctrines and teachings that suit one’s own personal set of belief system. Therefore, I recommend this book to anyone with an open mind. Please read this book!!!