A simpler summary to the Monty Hall problem: If you keep your original door, you are betting that you had it right all along (1/3 chance). If you switch, you are betting against your original choice (2/3 chance).
A careful reading of Genesis shows that “man and woman” were created on the 6th day, then God rested on the seventh, only to create Eden and its inhabitants afterward. It was a kind of experimental biosphere whose subjects were set loose. Generally speaking, the DNA of all earth life has two mechanisms through which to survive. Its host organisms live on a spectrum in which they live long lives with a little or no young, or short lives in which they replicate themselves as much as possible. So when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they traded immortality for fertility – a necessary choice to be able to multiply as commanded. Their kids interbred with the already flourishing homo sapiens, and along with whatever “perfect” genes were put into their parents, also passed on heavy doses of narcissism, machiavellianism, and psychopathy – a.k.a. the dark triad.
I wouldn’t count out a macaw or a crow to beat the dog and cat. My birds absolutely love cheese.
Fyi, a number of the better-tasting meat alternatives that are gaining in popularity contain gluten – most of all seitan, which is essentially hydrated gluten. So the cashier should know exactly where to send broomie. Mathematically speaking, the number of people with allergies or other forms of intolerance is not really that much higher than it used to be. They just have better circumstances in which to grow up and be properly diagnosed. A hundred years ago, every family had a number of “sickly” children who would often not live past adulthood. So now that more can pass on their genes, their numbers will naturally continue to increase.
For the record, the original saying by Aristotle was, “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach." Sadly, while in a diminishing minority, there are still enough people in the profession who continue to give life to the latter versions. The ironic twist on this saying was best popularized by George Bernard Shaw. And the subsequent evolution to add a dig at P.E. is sustained by many gym teachers and coaches who lack the proper certifications to be in the classroom.
It’s technically both, but you definitely want the push to be more efficient than the pull :-)
What the man lacks is breadth of knowledge, but that would destroy the pun. I would suggest to Ernie: “His only depth of knowledge is his knowledge of depth.”
Interesting… when did they move to Alabama?
My finches absolutely love any kind of pepper I have to offer. The heat that we mammals experience from capsaicin is nonexistent to them. A much better sadistic offering might be some avocados. They contain persin, which can be highly toxic to birds.
I’m way ahead of this. Back in the late 80’s, in my elementary cafeteria, I wondered what would happen if I put a cookie inside my hamburger. In spite of the marginal quality of each item of my school lunch, the sweet-savory result was an epiphany for me. I demonstrated this to friends a few times, and they typically watched in awed revulsion as I enjoyed this unlikely pairing. None were ever convinced to try it themselves. Now and then I tell the story to adult friends, and while they are not as incredulous as grade-schoolers, I am almost always faced with heavy skepticism.
Years later, watching the scene in “Ratatouille” when Remy first learned to mix flavors, I could hardly contain myself as I excitedly told my companions, “THAT’S EXACTLY HOW I FELT!”