Among intellectual advancements of humanity, it really can't be overstated how important the concept of zero has been for us, however, biologists have been able to show that some vertebrates understand the concept of "none many", grey parrots, many primates, and EVEN preschool children have been shown to be able to understand the concept of the empty set.
But now, we know that honey bees too, can understand zero.
Scientists found this out by giving honeybees a choice between two images, each with a number of objects on them. When they chose the image with less objects, they would get a reward of sugar water. In training them like this, the researchers eventually gave the bees a choice between an image with one or two objects, and a blank, white image, which they have never seen before. 2 out of 3 of the bees tested were able to understand that none was numerically less than 1. They are the only known insects to be able to comprehend this.
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racism, meta (2/2)
I'm white and I could be wrong about this, but my guess is that those "white people will never change" toots are not for you?
Maybe amplify content about what should change and what people should do to make it happen?
That content doesn't have to be nice and polite, you don't have to censor POC anger.
But what's happening here feels.. wrong and performative?
Like, are you telling yourself that you can never change? Do you see how that's fucked?
Death of a pet
My 3yo is struggling with the concept. But they're aware that we'll miss Pickles. With Ajvar included in that "us".
"I'll miss Pickles, and mom, and Ajvar and you, and [5yo sibling]."
Nit differentiating between humans and cats. We're all the same, to the 3yo.
Death of a pet
Loosing a familiar.
I just gave the cats their last dinner together with us. From now on we'll be missing one. Pickles is dying, from a virus it's had for several years. Not curable.
The other cat, Ajvar, litter sibling, will have to learn to live with humans on its own now. I really hope it'll adjust well.
But it does look like there's a big risk this person is horribly racist. We'll see.
Just found https://bookofirving82431.com
This could be something.
Help with rent, bills, and food
As things stand, I'm going to be short on rent ($540), to say nothing of storage ($190), internet ($60), phone ($60), and food (about $100 per week). Any and all assistance is welcome.
Give to a Black/BIPOC person first.
Important: don't restrict this to blood family. Ever.
That's just extended selfishness.
Been talking about the thing where people feel guilt for not being able to take care of themselves, being a burden to others etc.
So: Yes, this system says that everyone should take care of themselves. If everyone would, no-one would have a burden too heavy.
Or, what I prefer: Everyone take care of everyone around them. Someone asks for help, we help.
That way, everyone who is connected to anyone has help. If someone falls, it's just one more to cook for. It's not a big change in the workload. If you're already cooking for a family, it takes a lot more mouths before you notice.
Unless a lot of us fall at once, the structure holds. No one has a burden too heavy.
And I kinda think I'm having physical withdrawal symptoms?
parent. activist. kinkster. trans. sysop.
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