Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Were our ancestors stupid?

'Our ancestors were stupid barbarians!' Not really. It's really the people who believe that statement who are the stupid ones. Sure, sometimes we can't figure out what or how the old Egyptians, Romans or Aztecs did. But that's just due to our lack of understanding their ways.

Yes, they used different means, had different believes and may have thought in ways different than our own. But does that mean they were stupid? Of course not!



Look at these two examples:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/australian-researchers-solve-3700yearold-math-mystery-on-babylonian-clay-tablet/news-story/0b2d02b6b6aa140b5c82adf1da90214c

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/04/did-people-in-the-middle-ages-take-baths/?utm_content=buffer478cf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Illegal workers

'Yeah, get rid of all illegal workers!'

Sounds like a great plan. Unless you realize there are no legal workers
willing to do the same job illegal workers are used for. On top of that: should farmers pay decent wages they will soon be bankrupt.

Already crops are failing.

Food will drastically go up in price. And for what?

The ego of a 71 years old entrepeneur?

http://fortune.com/2017/08/08/immigration-worker-shortage-rotting-crops/?utm_campaign=time&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=time_socialflow_twitter



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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Edible water bottle

Every day more and more people are convinced we have to stop exploiting the Earth. They know there's only one of those and that it's precious, despite what some presidents might tell us.

Here's a proposed solution to all those plastic waterbottles that are extremely polluting. Meet the edible water container:



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