One of the two tails of the deer was amputated, due to the injuries. After saving its life, vets are reluctant to release the six-legged deer back into the wild. Some reports state that it may be taken to the University of Georgia for further research on the animal. But the experts believe that it should rather be left in the wild as leaving the fawn alone is the best thing that can happen to ensure its survival … [Read more...] about Six Legged Deer – Mysterious Creations Of God
Notably, neither the lack of English fluency nor other obstacles to employment (e.g., documentation) seem to be keeping Spanish-speaking migrants in Georgia out of the workforce. According to the Migration Policy Institute’s 2011 report, 76% of those in Georgia who speak Spanish at home (this includes both native and foreign-born) are in the labor force, compared to 64% of those who speak only English and 70% of those who speak an Asian and Pacific Island language. While the exact percentage of undocumented residents who are employed is difficult to determine, most are assumed to be in the workforce, which according to Pew estimates is 5% undocumented (Immigrant Policy Center, 2011). … [Read more...] about Obama Shields 5 Million Undocumented. Should We Worry?
For more than 25 years, scientists who study the relation between alcohol and aggression have used Alcohol Myopia Theory (Steele & Josephs, 1990) to interpret their findings. Alcohol Myopia Theory essentially states that alcohol intoxication causes people’s attention to be narrowed. I like to think of attention as a spotlight: Sober people have a very wide spotlight, and thus can perceive a lot of information in their environment – both information that is significant and noticeable as well as information that is much less obvious and easily overlooked. But because drunk people’s “attentional spotlight” is narrowed, they tend to only perceive and consider information that easily captures their attention. This is why alcohol can have so many different effects: Drunk people’s behavior is primarily driven by their attention to these highly salient cues in their environment, and the cues that are most obvious may vary from situation to situation. … [Read more...] about Alcohol Causes Aggression. Can It Reduce Aggression Too?
Given the anonymous nature of the data in this research, there is no way to determine their veracity or how well they describe the mindset of sexual assault perpetrators in general. Still, as Tracy N. Hipp and her fellow researchers point out in discussing their findings, there is much more that needs to be done to challenge the erroneous beliefs often used to justify rape—whether by the perpetrators themselves or by others after the fact. … [Read more...] about Why Does Rape Happen?
Marc Bekoff's latest books are Jasper's story: Saving moon bears (with Jill Robinson; see also), Ignoring nature no more: The case for compassionate conservation (see also), and Why dogs hump and bees get depressed (see also). Rewilding our hearts: Building pathways of compassion and coexistence will be published fall 2014. (marcbekoff.com; @MarcBekoff) … [Read more...] about Guinea Pigs Playing Basketball: Teaching and Enrichment