Asian elephants can discriminate food quantities using only their trunk
Heather E HeyingHumans tend to assess how much food we have based on how it looks. We see how much there is.
Elephants can smell how much.
Both humans and elephants perceive reality, via different sensory routes. Ours is not the only way to interpret the world.
The IDW is quickly turning into a passing fad, with surprisingly narrow boundaries of acceptable thoughts, words, and company.
Heather E HeyingSo the ideological-right does the same kind of half-assed journalism as the ideological-left does. I am not surprised, but once again, I am disappointed. The conservatives whom I know do better, and think better, than this. By a lot. (A thread.)
Heather E HeyingDevastating reveal of how Newspeak2019 dehumanizes women, disappears the unique risks that we face, and divides us into ever smaller factions. No longer mothers, or women, we are reduced to our parts and functions—people with uteruses, people who gestate.
Rachel Maddow has aired a segment condemning the new indictment against Julian Assange for 17 alleged violations of the Espionage Act.
Heather E Heying“I’m eager to see what happens to the #Resistance if it actually starts #Resisting something. It doesn’t matter that this is only happening because mainstream liberal media outlets realized that they might be next on the chopping block…” [email protected]
In the fall of 2016—some months before the protests—Evergreen's Equity Council unveiled a document which included recommendations on how the college should a...
Heather E HeyingOn this two year anniversary of Evergreen’s public descent into anarchy, consider the *lack* of evidence for the race-based grievances that prompted the protests: “It became the burden of the data...to support what [people] believe.”
Every half-million years, a new species switches to human hosts
Heather E HeyingThis week in news you probably can’t use and don’t want: Bed bugs date back 115 million years, and since humans evolved, “a new species of bedbug conquers humans about every half a million years.”
Imagine, for a moment, that you’re in charge of a public liberal arts college that just suffered the most extreme student protest of any in recent years....
Heather E Heying@kittypurrzog@Ariel_Saramandi Also this—one of three pieces in HuffPo to directly contradict the story told by three Evergreen faculty with an axe to grind. In HuffPo. In direct contradiction. How can this be?
This week, the Los Angeles Review of Books published a piece that includes the following sentence, about a man whom the author does not like: “He posts things on Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, …
Heather E HeyingHe continues: “The only centrism possible, therefore, in this context, is one of methodology, and not of epistemology or ontology.”
Umm…I don’t think he knows what many of those words mean.
I grant that I’m not being as nice as I was with Saramandi.
Heather E Heying@SexyIsntSexist Screenshot so I can see what you’re responding to? I’m guessing this is the woman who blocked me for requesting conversation after she lied about my husband and me in print.
Heather E Heying@ConceptualJames What an impressive mess! Perhaps "women in non-traditional positions" are refugees from the Ministry of Silly Walks, now unable to adopt a normal gait, and so unemployable without such special compensation?
Using stored energy in the silk, the spider shoots forward at extraordinary speeds
Heather E HeyingSpider catapults onto prey using power it has loaded in its web. Other non-human animals amplify power using parts of their own anatomy and physiology, but loading a catapult of your own making with power also of your own making is a pretty nifty trick.
At colleges and universities all over the country, students are protesting in increasingly virulent and sometimes violent ways. They demand safe spaces and trigger warnings, shouting down those with whom they disagree. It has become rote for...
Heather E Heying@MPittsinger@marchtowardfall@arttavana Many have written on the topic, but I can’t think of anything that exactly does what you’re asking. The Coddling of the American Mind does some heavy lifting here. I have touched on it in several pieces, perhaps most directly in this, w Bret Weinstein
He misrepresented climate science, cut budgets to native tribes, and fired scientific advisers.
Heather E HeyingSuppression and spinning of scientific results—as outlined in the link posted above and here—is an illegitimate use of govt power. There are many ways that politically untenable or unprofitable conclusions can be minimized, some of them outlined here
The microorganisms within the soil colonize the primates’ guts
Heather E HeyingThe gut biota of baboons—who admittedly eat much of their food off the ground—is determined largely by the soil where they live. As with many old sayings, “you are what you eat” has truth. Maybe, just maybe, sterile & processed foods are making us sick.
Heather E HeyingThe third part of @MikeNayna’s remarkable documentary, about what went down at Evergreen in the Spring of 2017, is here.
Many have compared what happened to Mao’s Red Guard, and while this characterization isn’t exactly right, there is surely truth in it.
Robin DiAngelo, a "whiteness studies" professor, said that white people who view others as individuals instead of by skin color are "dangerous."
Heather E Heying“I’d like to be a little less white, which means a little less oppressive, oblivious, defensive, ignorant and arrogant.”
This woman is a piece of work. And yet, a whole lot of people are drinking her kool-aid. (HT @RealYeyoZa )