Steven Pinker

The idea of a universal human nature brings us to a third theme, humanism. The thinkers of the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment saw an urgent need for a secular foundation for morality, because they were haunted by a historical memory of centuries of religious carnage: the Crusades, the Inquisition, witch hunts, the European wars of religion. They laid that foundation in what we now call humanism, which privileges the well-being of individual men, women, and children over the glory of the tribe, race, nation, or religion. It is individuals, not groups, who are sentient—who feel pleasure and pain, fulfillment and anguish. Whether it is framed as the goal of providing the greatest happiness for the greatest number or as a categorical imperative to treat people as ends rather than means, it was the universal capacity of a person to suffer and flourish, they said, that called on our moral concern.

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Mike Adams

Life on Earth in its rawest natural form is fraught with countless dangers and immediate threats to your existence. Numerous toxic metals and compounds are found almost everywhere on this planet in some concentration. However, potentially poisonous forms of mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum, copper, tin, tungsten, chromium, beryllium and other elements are increasingly found in our post-industrial environment.
As elements, they are not destroyed in mundane Earthly environments (although they can be transmuted through nuclear fusion in exploding stars), but until the industrial revolution accelerated mining and pollution operations across the planet, most toxic heavy metals were buried deep underground, far from the concerns of simple human civilizations. As human industry expanded in the 19th and 20th centuries, toxic heavy metals were mined, smelted and added to any number of products that released those metals directly into the environment. Leaded gasoline, for example, released lead directly into the air with every stroke of the combustion engine. Mercury fillings resulted in thousands of tons of mercury being expelled into the atmosphere as the bodies of those who passed away were cremated. Lead arsenate was also widely used as a pesticide on orchards and food crops across North America for much of the 19th century.

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Joanne McNeil

It’s Time to Unfriend the Internet

The company is one of the biggest mistakes in modern history, a digital cesspool that, while calamitous when it fails, is at its most dangerous when it works as intended. Facebook is an ant farm of humanity.

(“Lurking” doesn’t just highlight the internet’s problems, it also voices her hope for an alternative future. In her final chapter, titled “Accountability,” McNeil compares a healthy internet to a “public park: a space for all, a benefit to everyone; a space one can enter or leave, and leave without a trace.” Or maybe the internet should be more like a library, “a civic and independent body … guided by principles of justice, rights and human dignity,” where “everyone is welcome … just for being.”)

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Sui-Lee Wee, Steven Lee Myers

While many countries are struggling with low fertility rates and aging populations, these issues are even more pressing in China, because the country’s underdeveloped social safety net means that most older adults rely heavily on their families to pay for health care, retirement and other expenses. Many young married couples are expected to shoulder the burden of taking care of their parents, in-laws and grandparents, without the support of siblings.
The birthrate in China fell to 10.48 per thousand last year, the lowest since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949, a decline that has important implications for the country’s economy and labor pool. If birthrates continue to fall while life expectancy increases, there will not be enough young people to support the economy and the elderly, the fastest-growing segment of the population.
That will put pressure on the country’s underfunded pension systems, its overcrowded hospitals, and companies.

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  • 戦略的に縮む 無駄や過剰な部分を大胆に切り詰め、持続可能な豊かで小さな国を戦略的にデザインし直す。
  • 豊かさを維持する 豊かさを「量」から「質」へと捉え直し、質の維持に集中する。
  • 脱・東京一極集中 高齢者を東京をはじめとする大都市圏に集中させない。
  • 少子化対策 人が減っていくことに対して自分たちが何をすれば豊かさが維持できるのかを考える。
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Jim Rogers

Every day the debt goes higher, there’s addition and there’s subtraction because every day the population declines in Japan. Everything can go wrong. You have a central bank which is printing staggering amounts of money every day and buys Japanese shares and Japanese bonds.
I’m old enough to remember and maybe some of you are that if even 30 years ago somebody had said, “Oh, the central bank of a major economy and a major country is going to print huge amounts of money and buy shares in its stock market.” people would have walked away. They wouldn’t listen to you anymore, so incomprehensible, inconceivable that that could happen even 30 years ago.
But look out the window, it’s happening every day in Japan right now while the population declines and the debt goes up. So, I mean as far as I can see Japan doesn’t have a great future.

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  1. 大量生産と国内流通網の発展によって、「三種の神器」と呼ばれたテレビジョン・洗濯機・冷蔵庫などの生活家電の価格が下がり、全国に普及したこと
  2. 経済成長によって所得が増加したこと
  3. 終身雇用や雇用保険(1947年~1974年は失業保険)による生活の安定、医療保険における国民皆保険体制の確立(1961年)による健康維持、生命保険の広まり、正社員雇用される給与生活者の増加など、貸し倒れリスクの低下により労働者の中長期的な信用が増大し、信用販売が可能になったこと
  4. 高等教育を修了する者が増加したこと
  5. テレビジョンなどの普及により情報格差が減少したこと


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Australian Strategic Policy Institute

The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen.
This report estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps. The estimated figure is conservative and the actual figure is likely to be far higher.

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maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles: and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

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Michael J. Dougherty

From a biological perspective, there is no such thing as devolution. All changes in the gene frequencies of populations–and quite often in the traits those genes influence–are by definition evolutionary changes. The notion that humans might regress or “devolve” presumes that there is a preferred hierarchy of structure and function–say, that legs with feet are better than legs with hooves or that breathing with lungs is better than breathing with gills. But for the organisms possessing those structures, each is a useful adaptation.
Nonetheless, many people evaluate nonhuman organisms according to human anatomy and physiology and mistakenly conclude that humans are the ultimate product, even goal, of evolution. That attitude probably stems from the tendency of humans to think anthropocentrically, but the scholarship of natural theology, which was prominent in 18th-and 19th-century England, codified it even before Lamarck defined biology in the modern sense. Unfortunately, anthropocentric thinking is at the root of many common misconceptions in biology.

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Steven Pinker

Nor is intellectual culture equipped to treat the Negativity bias. Indeed, our vigilance for bad things around us opens up a market for professional curmudgeons who call our attention to bad things we may have missed. Experiments have shown that a critic who pans a book is perceived as more competent than a critic who praises it, and the same may be true of critics of society. “Always predict the worst, and you’ll be hailed as a prophet,” the musical humorist Tom Lehrer once advised. At least since the time of the Hebrew prophets, who blended their social criticism with forewarnings of disaster, pessimism has been equated with moral seriousness. Journalists believe that by accentuating the negative they are discharging their duty as watchdogs, muckrakers, whistleblowers, and afflicters of the comfortable. And intellectuals know they can attain instant gravitas by pointing to an unsolved problem and theorizing that it is a symptom of a sick society.

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Elisabeth Rosenthal

There is a tradition in China (and likely much of the world) for local authorities not to report bad news to their superiors. During the Great Leap Forward, local officials reported exaggerated harvest yields even as millions were starving. More recently, officials in Henan Province denied there was an epidemic of AIDS spread through unsanitary blood collection practices.
Indeed, even when Beijing urges greater attention to scientific reality, compliance is mixed.

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Chinese Human Rights Defenders

The Internet inside China remained a strictly censored and heavily policed space. A new law on encryption, which went into effect on January 1, 2020, requires encryption technology “relevant to national security,” a legally nebulous phrase, to be inspected before being released. Millions of Chinese relied on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to scale the state’s digital censorship system—“the Great Firewall”—to gain access to online information outside China; the punishment for using VPNs unapproved by authorities included imprisonment. Authorities selectively enforced the ban on unapproved VPNs, including targeting providers and users. The government announced a plan to develop “big data and artificial intelligence technology” to track “trouble makers” and “maintain stability.”

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Ivica Osim

Raskršće Sibuya
Niko se ne sudara
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  • 3700人のうち有病率26パーセントと仮定すると実際にウイルス感染している人は962人です。
  • ウイルス感染していない人は、3700人- 962人=2738人です。
  • 有病率26パーセントの感染症に感度95パーセントのウイルス検査を3700人に行った場合、962人× 95パーセント=913.9人が陽性と判定されます。
  • 有病率26パーセントの感染症に特異度95パーセントのウイルス検査を3700人に行った場合、2738人× 95パーセント=2601人が陰性と判定されます。


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問1 コロナウイルスとはどのようなウイルスですか?
問2 新型コロナウイルスは動物からうつりますか?
問3 二次感染のリスクはありますか?
問4 潜伏期間はどれくらいありますか(その期間も感染しますか)?
問5 無症状病原体保持者から感染しますか?
問6 新型コロナウイルス感染症はどのように感染しますか?
問7 上海市民政局が「エアロゾル感染」の可能性があると発表しましが、「エアロゾル感染」は起こるのでしょうか?
問8 感染を予防するために注意することはありますか?心配な場合には、どのように対応すればよいですか?
問9 「咳エチケット」とは何ですか?
問10 マスクをした方がよいのはどのような時ですか?
問11 マスクが手に入りにくいですが、いつになったら手に入るようになりますか?
問12 一般的に濃厚接触とはどのようなことでしょうか?
問13 感染が疑われる場合、どこの医療機関に行けば検査、診療をしてもらえますか?
問14 相談や受診する前に心がけることはなんですか?
問15 帰国者・接触者相談センターに相談する目安はありますか?
問16 相談後、医療機関を受診するときに注意することはありますか?
問17 どのように診断しますか?
問18 治療方法はありますか?
問19 どのような場合に重症化するのですか?
問20 下痢症状がある場合どのように対応すればいいでしょうか?
問21 中国やウイルスが見つかったその他の場所から送られてくる手紙や輸入食品などの荷物により感染しますか?
問22 多くの方が集まるイベントや行事など(例:業務における会議や研修会、卒業式)の参加・開催については、どのように対応すれば良いですか?
問23 在日中国人の方への案内はありますか?
問24 外国語でHPを確認したいのですが。
問25 食品を介して新型コロナウイルス感染症に感染することはありますか?
問26 新型コロナウイルスにより亡くなられた方の遺体は、24時間以内に火葬しなければならないのですか。

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Inga Clendinnen

Australia’s original people had been dealt a lean ecological hand — no domesticatable fauna beyond the dingo, no domesticatable flora beyond the macadamia nut — so they developed a form of firestick farming and expertise in exploiting even the most ephemeral seasonal resources. They also developed steepling thought-structures — intellectual edifices so comprehensive that every creature and plant had its place within it. They travelled light, but they were walking atlases, and walking encyclopedias of natural history. They were Scheherazades, too, because this complicated knowledge was not written down but allocated between human minds in song, dance and story. Detailed observations of nature were elevated into drama by the development of multiple and multi-level narratives: narratives which made the intricate relationships between these observed phenomena memorable.
These dramatic narratives identified the recurrent and therefore the timeless and the significant within the fleeting and the idiosyncratic. They were also very human, charged with moral significance but with pathos, and with humour, too – after all, the Dreamtime creatures were not austere divinities, but fallible beings who happened to make the world and everything in it while going about their creaturely business. Traditional Aboriginal culture effortlessly fuses areas of understanding which Europeans ‘naturally’ keep separate: ecology, cosmology, theology, social morality, art, comedy, tragedy – the observed and the richly imagined fused into a seamless whole.

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そのとき突然その日本人の彼が話題をさえぎり、「ああ、すみません、先ほどのhad は、have beenにすればよかった」と言い始めた。自分の英語の文法のミスに気づいて、そのことについて話し始めたのだ。そう言われると、確かに彼は文法の間違いをしていたが、正直なところ、彼がそう言うまで、私は彼のその間違いに全く気がついていなかった。それに、文法的に少し間違っていたとしても、彼が言っていたことは十分分かりやすかったので、その訂正は不必要だと思った。

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Tom Waits

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情に訴え必死に反駁する母親を、青年はいつも通りに論破する。この方針を維持できなければ、人口爆発で生活水準は下がり、貧困と暴力が公害や犯罪をはびこらせ、『行き着く先はいつも同じ、戦争です』と。 帰宅した少女を気付かれないようレーザー銃で射殺すると、二人は次のカードを見るため車に戻った。

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Stefania Rousselle

Where was the love? I couldn’t see any. I couldn’t feel any. I was paralyzed with sadness and I needed to find a way out. So I decided to give myself one last chance. I was going to get into my car and drive. I was going to see for myself if there was any love to find out there. I was going to ask people: What is love?
Imagining France as the land of love has a powerful pull on us; popular culture has used Paris as a shorthand for romance for what feels like an eternity. This myth impedes our understanding of what love is. Love in France is not always romantic. It is not always forever. It is just sincere, human. It is pain, and it is joy. It is sadness and it is healing.

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  • 3.5 cL tequila
  • 2 cL Cointreau
  • 1.5 cL lime juice
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Peter Wohlleben

Plants communicate through complex and varied systems.
According to the dictionary definition, language is what people use when we talk to each other. Looked at this way, we are the only beings who can use language, because the concept is limited to our species. But wouldn’t it be interesting to know whether trees can also talk to each other? But how? They definitely don’t produce sounds, so there’s nothing we can hear. Branches creak as they rub against one another and leaves rustle, but these sounds are caused by the wind and the tree has no control over them. Trees, it turns out, have a completely different way of communicating: they use scent.

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Sonya Patel Ellis

The Botanical Bible tells the story of plants and flowers, beginning with an overview of the plant kingdom and the basics of botany, then offering strategies for gardening with purpose. Later chapters introduce seasonal eating, the healing properties of plants and the world of botanical art.
This stunning gift book is part history, part science, part beauty book, part cookbook and part art book. It will appeal to anyone wanting to use plants and flowers in modern life, whether they are an accomplished gardener or are simply yearning for a more natural life. This comprehensive guide to plants, flowers and botanicals covers a host of practical uses, features vintage illustrations alongside the work of current artists, and is sure to be an inspiration to anyone interested in the natural world.

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Samuel Moyn

The rise of human rights after World War II was prefigured and inspired by a defense of the dignity of the human person that first arose in Christian churches and religious thought in the years just prior to the outbreak of the war. The Roman Catholic Church and transatlantic Protestant circles dominated the public discussion of the new principles in what became the last European golden age for the Christian faith. At the same time, West European governments after World War II, particularly in the ascendant Christian Democratic parties, became more tolerant of public expressions of religious piety. Human rights rose to public prominence in the space opened up by these dual developments of the early Cold War.
Human dignity became central to Christian political discourse as early as 1937. Pius XII’s wartime Christmas addresses announced the basic idea of universal human rights as a principle of world, and not merely state, order. By focusing on the 1930s and 1940s, Moyn demonstrates how the language of human rights was separated from the secular heritage of the French Revolution and put to use by postwar democracies governed by Christian parties, which reinvented them to impose moral constraints on individuals, support conservative family structures, and preserve existing social hierarchies. The book ends with a provocative chapter that traces contemporary European struggles to assimilate Muslim immigrants to the continent’s legacy of Christian human rights.

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Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

Solid Black Opals
Only found in the Lightning Ridge area in the far north-northwest of New South Wales. It is the world’s rarest, most valuable, brilliant and stunning opal of them all. A layer of opal, like a band of colour, sits on a naturally occurring dark backing. It is from the colour of the backing that Black Opal gets its name. This dark background known as potch, ranges in colour from light grey through to midnight black.

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Ernst Mayr

Darwin developed a new view of humanity and, in turn, a new anthropocentrism. Of all of Darwin’s proposals, the one his contemporaries found most difficult to accept was that the theory of common descent applied to Man. For theologians and philosophers alike, Man was a creature above and apart from other living beings. Aristotle, Descartes and Kant agreed on this sentiment, no matter how else their thinking diverged. But biologists Thomas Huxley and Ernst Haeckel revealed through rigorous comparative anatomical study that humans and living apes clearly had common ancestry, an assessment that has never again been seriously questioned in science. The application of the theory of common descent to Man deprived man of his former unique position.

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Chico Xavier

Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning…
Anyone can start over and make a new ending.

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Pyotr Pavlensky

C’est l’unique candidat qui parle de la famille, pas Hidalgo, Dati ou Villani. Utiliser sa famille, c’est cynique, dégueulasse. […] Je ne révèle pas sa sexualité, je révèle sa contradiction, son mensonge, son hypocrisie dangereuse.

La ressource porno a duré moins de 3 jours et a été bloquée par les autorités françaises. Mais les Français avaient vraiment besoin de ce nouveau média.

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Benjamin Griveaux

Je ne souhaite pas nous exposer davantage, ma famille et moi, quand tous les coups sont désormais permis, cela va trop loin. C’est pourquoi j’ai décidé de retirer ma candidature à l’élection municipale parisienne. Cette décision me coûte, mais mes priorités sont claires, c’est d’abord ma famille.

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Jurgen Klopp

It was only an opinion in that moment. Did I change my opinion? Yes, it’s true. But it’s better to change opinion than not have one. That’s it.

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Jessie Stephens

Since when is literally anyone allowed to quit being royal?
In case anyone’s forgotten, I’m ninety-goddamn-THREE. A few months off ninety four. I challenge you to find anyone else my age who is still working around the clock in a job they’ve had since they fell out of the womb.
I’m tired and my feet hurt. I feel like watching the midday movie and staying there until June. I want to read crime novels and go on a dirty cruise where there’s dress up nights and scotch and sodas are included. I desperately want to wear loose fitting slacks and patterned blouses without a bra and orthopaedic shoes from the chemist.
But that’s not how life works. Instead, you get up everyday. You put on your hat. You put on your gloves. You put on your petticoat and your stockings and maybe a tasteful brooch, and you get on with it. Until you die.
Have I enjoyed every day of it? F*ck no. Most of the time I want to tear off my purple tweed coat and pull on a snuggie, but that’s. not. the. rules.
Meghan and Harry get to write their own rules though. In America it’s all about ‘joy’ and ‘fulfilment’ and ‘YOLO’ and ‘drawing boundaries’ and everyone thinks they’re a bloody guest on Dr Phil.
But… how do I put this politely?
No one cares how you feel.

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Louisa Collins

Louisa Collins was many things to the late-1800s colony of NSW but, more than a century later, she is nothing to us. Few people know her name.

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Bill Gates

Gates acknowledged that he’s usually the optimist in the room, reminding people that we’re lifting children out of poverty around the globe and getting better at eliminating diseases like polio and malaria.
But “there’s one area though where the world isn’t making much progress,” Gates said, “and that’s pandemic preparedness.”
The likelihood that such a disease will appear continues to rise. New pathogens emerge all the time as the world population increases and humanity encroaches on wild environments. It’s becoming easier and easier for individual people or small groups to create weaponized diseases that could spread like wildfire around the globe.

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Bryan Lufkin

At Book and Bed Tokyo, guests can stay overnight or just pay for a couple of hours to read and mingle with others.

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Elena Ferrante

One April afternoon, right after lunch, my husband announced that he wanted to leave me. He did it while we were clearing the table; the children were quarreling as usual in the next room, the dog was dreaming, growling beside the radiator. He told me he was confused, that he was having terrible moments of weariness, of dissatisfaction, perhaps of cowardice. He talked for a long time about our fifteen years of marriage, about the children, and admitted that he had nothing to reproach us with, neither them nor me. He was composed, as always, apart from an extravagant gesture of his right hand when he explained to me, with a childish frown, that soft voices, a sort of whispering, were urging him elsewhere. Then he assumed the blame for everything that was happening and closed the front door carefully behind him, leaving me turned to stone beside the sink.

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Domenico Starnone (ドメニコ・スタルノーネ)

Se tu te ne sei scordato, egregio signore, te lo ricordo io: sono tua moglie. Lo so che questo una volta ti piaceva e adesso, all’improvviso, ti dà fastidio. Lo so che fai finta che non esisto e che non sono mai esistita perché non vuoi fare brutta figura con la gente molto colta che frequenti.


In case it’s slipped your mind, Dear Sir, let me remind you: I am your wife. I know that this once pleased you and that now, suddenly, it chafes. I know you pretend that I don’t exist, and that I never existed, because you don’t want to look bad in front of the highbrow people you frequent. I know that leading an orderly life, having to come home in time for dinner, sleeping with me instead of whomever you want, makes you feel like an idiot.

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Nick Shinn

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Anthropocentrism is the belief that human beings are the most important entity in the universe. Anthropocentrism interprets or regards the world in terms of human values and experiences. The term can be used interchangeably with humanocentrism, and some refer to the concept as human supremacy or human exceptionalism. Anthropocentrism is considered to be profoundly embedded in many modern human cultures and conscious acts. It is a major concept in the field of environmental ethics and environmental philosophy, where it is often considered to be the root cause of problems created by human action within the ecosphere. However, many proponents of anthropocentrism state that this is not necessarily the case: they argue that a sound long-term view acknowledges that a healthy, sustainable environment is necessary for humans and that the real issue is shallow anthropocentrism.

Judeo-Christian tradition
Maimonides, a scholar of the Torah who lived in the 12th century AD, was noted for being decidedly anti-anthropocentric. Maimonides called man “a mere ‘drop of the bucket'” and “not ‘the axle of the world'”. He also claimed that anthropocentric thinking is what causes humans to think that evil things exist in nature. According to Rabbi Norman Lamm, Maimonides “thus deflate[d] man’s extravagant notions of his own importance and urge[d] us to abandon these illusions.”
In the 1985 CBC series “A Planet For the Taking”, Dr. David Suzuki explored the Old Testament roots of anthropocentrism and how it shaped our view of non-human animals. Some Christian proponents of anthropocentrism base their belief on the Bible, such as the verse 1:26 in the Book of Genesis:

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The use of the word “dominion” in the Genesis is controversial. Many Biblical scholars, especially Roman Catholic and other non-Protestant Christians, consider this to be a flawed translation of a word meaning “stewardship”, which would indicate that mankind should take care of the earth and its various forms of life.

Human rights
Anthropocentrism is the grounding for some naturalistic concepts of human rights. Defenders of anthropocentrism argue that it is the necessary fundamental premise to defend universal human rights, since what matters morally is simply being human. For example, noted philosopher Mortimer J. Adler wrote, “Those who oppose injurious discrimination on the moral ground that all human beings, being equal in their humanity, should be treated equally in all those respects that concern their common humanity, would have no solid basis in fact to support their normative principle.” Adler is stating here, that denying what is now called human exceptionalism could lead to tyranny, writing that if we ever came to believe that humans do not possess a unique moral status, the intellectual foundation of our liberties collapses: “Why, then, should not groups of superior men be able to justify their enslavement, exploitation, or even genocide of inferior human groups on factual and moral grounds akin to those we now rely on to justify our treatment of the animals we harness as beasts of burden, that we butcher for food and clothing, or that we destroy as disease-bearing pests or as dangerous predators?”

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A. M. Fairbairn

Nature exists for man, not man for Nature ; but if she exists for him, it is to teach him to transcend her, to make him ever more of a man, raising each generation above its predecessor. To do this she must awaken the energy and forethought that are in him, compel him to study that he may know, to imitate that he may prevail. And for this reason Nature, in order that she may be beneficent, must be inexorable in her laws.

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Ivan Turgenev

In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn’t know art, just as it doesn’t know freedom, just as it doesn’t know goodness.

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Jane Austen

How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

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Scarlett Johansson

Clearly this doesn’t affect me as much because people assume it’s not actually me in a porno, however demeaning it is. I think it’s a useless pursuit, legally, mostly because the internet is a vast wormhole of darkness that eats itself. There are far more disturbing things on the dark web than this, sadly. I think it’s up to an individual to fight for their own right to the their image, claim damages, etc. …
The Internet is just another place where sex sells and vulnerable people are preyed upon. And any low level hacker can steal a password and steal an identity. It’s just a matter of time before any one person is targeted. …
People think that they are protected by their internet passwords and that only public figures or people of interest are hacked. But the truth is, there is no difference between someone hacking my account or someone hacking the person standing behind me on line at the grocery store’s account. It just depends on whether or not someone has the desire to target you. …
Obviously, if a person has more resources, they may employ various forces to build a bigger wall around their digital identity. But nothing can stop someone from cutting and pasting my image or anyone else’s onto a different body and making it look as eerily realistic as desired. There are basically no rules on the internet because it is an abyss that remains virtually lawless, withstanding US policies which, again, only apply here.

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アラビア語 حَلاوة (ḥalāwa)
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トルコ語 helva
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クルド語 helaw
ヒンディー語 हलवा
アルメニア語 հալվա
ギリシャ語 χαλβάς
ブルガリア語・ロシア語 халва
マケドニア語 алва
ポーランド語 chałwa
ルーマニア語 halva
エストニア語 halvaa
英語 halva
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Shoshana Zuboff

These data flows empty into surveillance capitalists’ computational factories, called “artificial intelligence,” where they are manufactured into behavioral predictions that are about us, but they are not for us. Instead, they are sold to business customers in a new kind of market that trades exclusively in human futures. Certainty in human affairs is the lifeblood of these markets, where surveillance capitalists compete on the quality of their predictions. This is a new form of trade that birthed some of the richest and most powerful companies in history.
In order to achieve their objectives, the leading surveillance capitalists sought to establish unrivaled dominance over the 99.9 percent of the world’s information now rendered in digital formats that they helped to create. Surveillance capital has built most of the world’s largest computer networks, data centers, populations of servers, undersea transmission cables, advanced microchips, and frontier machine intelligence, igniting an arms race for the 10,000 or so specialists on the planet who know how to coax knowledge from these vast new data continents.

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門前宿 和空法隆寺

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