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The evolutionary wisdom of slacking off on one’s efforts

Some evolutionary psychologists claim that depression evolved as a response to highly frustrating and intellectually challenging environments. The primitive who had grown up in a tropical jungle, but who found his hunting efforts frustrated by a strange new phenomenon called … Continue reading

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Tao Xiansheng preferred suicide to shoe shopping.

http://shanghaiist.com/2013/12/10/man_leaps_to_his_death_after_girlfr.php A 38-year-old man named Tao decided to kill himself rather than put up with his girlfriend’s shoe shopping.

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Children starving in the ghetto, and Heinlein on the moon

L. Neil Smith is a wonderful human being, but sometimes he can be too silly, such as when he starts channelling Dick Tracy characters who say things like, “The nation that controls magnetism controls the universe!” At: http://ex-army.blogspot.tw/2013/12/dragon-on-moon.html L. Neil … Continue reading

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