I just learned of a new essay by Drs. David Leavens, Kim Bard, and William Hopkins published in the journal Animal Cognition that deserves wide and critical readership. This significant and comprehensive research paper is titled "The mismeasure of ape social cognition," and it contains a wealth of important information that clearly shows that we need to be extremely careful about claiming that humans are all that unique -- read "smarter" -- when comparing our skills in social cognition with those of nonhuman great apes. I fully realize that the original essay will take some time to read and to digest even for professional researchers, but it's well worth the effort. Here are a few snippets from this piece that nicely summarize the detailed analyses Drs. Leavens, Bard, and Hopkins conducted. Below I'll provide some statements from an easy to read general summary. In the original essay we read: On both methodological … [Read more...] about New Study of Ape Cognition Shows We’re Not All That Unique
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Source: CC0/Pixabay One of globalization’s diverse consequences is the emergence of a global identity. With increased opportunities to travel, live and work across different cultures, many have come to recognize the interconnectedness of us all, and realize that despite the perceivable differences in our traditions and values, human beings face fundamentally similar challenges and needs as we share our one same home. This growing sense of world citizenry could spell good news for mitigating some of the more adverse effects brought on by globalization’s toll on the environment. As recent research shows, having a strong global identity may lead people to behave in more environmentally friendly ways. What is the mechanism linking a global identity with pro-environmental behavior? A sense of personal responsibility for the well-being of the world, according to the authors of the study. As a “psychological … [Read more...] about How a Global Identity Can Be Good for the Environment
Home Fashion Bollywood wardrobe Bollywood Wardrobe Aayushi Adhaulia By Aayushi Adhaulia | on December 16, 2019 Be it ethnic or western, when it comes to fashion, no one can beat our celebrity divas in the style game. Even if it's a casual dress or a simple sari, the way the actresses present themselves majorly impresses and inspires us. Recently, Kiara Advani and Lisa Ray sported pink and grey saris respectively and gave us goals. So, let us take a close look at their saris and decode it. Kiara Advani In A Pink Sari For the recent promotional round of Good Newwz, Bollywood actress Kiara Advani donned a baby pink sari by Akanksha Gajria. Her sari was accentuated by lavender and dark-pink shade sequins. Styled by Eka Lakhani, she draped the pallu of her sari in a nivi style and teamed it with a strappy plunging-neckline plain blouse. The actress accessorised her look with silver-toned exquisite open choker neckpiece, which came from Mahesh Notandass Fine Jewellery. Kiara left … [Read more...] about Kiara Advani In Pink Or Lisa Ray In Grey, Whose Sari Look Did You Like More?
My previous post on penis size manifestly struck a chord. And several comments indicated that I should tie up some loose ends, so to speak. So here I aim to clarify size relationships between the flaccid and erect penis, a proposal that the human penis is unusually thick so that it can remove semen of rival males, and an intriguing relationship between finger-length ratios and penis length. Penis extensibility One unexpected finding from studies of human penis size is that erect length is not significantly associated with flaccid length. Now this bald statement needs clarification. Clearly, simply plotting erect length against flaccid length yields a positive trend. But there is a covert statistical problem here that I first encountered in studies of the relationship between lifespan and age at first breeding. In 1985, Paul Harvey and Richard Zammuto addressed this topic using data from natural populations of mammals. They reported that “the age at which females first reproduce … [Read more...] about Expanding on Penis Size
Male versus female orgasms Although male and female orgasms share a common biological basis, important differences exist. Ejaculation in men is typically short-lived and followed by an unresponsive spell lasting up to several hours. In contrast, female orgasms generally last longer and the refractory period is brief or completely absent. Orgasms can occur in rapid succession, often with rising intensity; but their occurrence is highly variable. Reportedly, one in three women rarely or never experience orgasm during coitus. Occurrence is frequently irregular even in women who do have orgasms. Studies indicate that only one in 10 women consistently experiences coital orgasm. Orgasm is generally connected with stimulation of the penis in men and of its counterpart, the clitoris, in women. Female orgasm may also result when nipples or other erogenous zones are stimulated. Nipples become erect when stimulated and oxytocin is released. A 1970s comic book introducing the Facts of Life to … [Read more...] about Female Orgasms: Getting Off or Getting On?