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Robot Dramas: Autonomous Machines in the Limelight on Stage and in Society

A scene from the 1921 play, R.U.R. showing robots interacting with humans. The play was the first to use the word "robot" (which in Czech means "drugdery"). Like most Americans, I grew up on a steady diet of fictional robots. They were occasionally friendly or cooperative, often murderous, typically clumsy and tone-deaf to human emotions and needs. Show More Summary

Why is Zeus so angry?!

"Eeek!! Mom, do they sell Thundershirts for bunnies, too?? If not, I'm just going to hug yours..." :P This adorable boy bun is Ronald, and he's up for adoption with the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society in Oxford, MS. You can...

Identity crisis: Will genetic alterations modify human society?

“Keep in mind, this child is still you. Simply, the best, of you. You could conceive naturally a thousand times and never get such a result.” – Fictional geneticist in the 1997 film Gattaca. As a side effect of science fiction novels, many of us find ourselves with an outlook of the future that’s full of possibilities. Show More Summary

Some of India’s “Untouchable” Citizens Continue To Be Relegated Into Disposal Of Human Waste

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Submitted By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor We have discussed the sad plight of the low castes of Indian society and their removal from the benefits of India’s emergence in the world. In particular is the notion of certain human beings are considered to be untouchable. Examples include being last to be rescued during floods (HERE), […]

Mass Urbanization Could Lead to Unprecedented Human Creativity - But Only if We Do it Right

As billions of people across the world choose to live in cities, urbanization is changing the human condition irreversibly. From small-scale, intimate societies based on subsistence economies experiencing slow change, humans are nowShow More Summary

North Korea Calls American Society 'Graveyard of Human Rights' Over Ferguson Race Riots

North Korea's government has called American society "a graveyard of human rights" over the race riots in Ferguson, Missouri, resulting from the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the police response.

Happy Dogs Are Happy

[Content Note: Animal cruelty, but happy endings.]A year ago, the ASPCA and responders from The Humane Society of the United States rescued 367 dogs from a multi-state dog fighting ring in one of the largest documented federal dog fighting busts. Show More Summary

Human Values and Corporate Social Impact: Fairness in Pay Ratios

Culture determines the varying boundaries of what constitutes “equal shares.” And who is “equal” in status. In our own society, popular opinion may accept a certain unequal ratio between CEO pay and the average pay of other workers, but not beyond a given point. Show More Summary

Sustainability: Reconfiguring the Relationship Between Humanity, Energy, and the Natural World

A new ‘zeitgeist’ is increasingly taking hold in growing pockets of society, politics and the business world. All indications point to one direction – towards the concept of ‘sustainability’ dominating human behavior and thinking in the twenty-first century. read more

Shi Tzu Puppy Killed By Robber: Robber Shot Man In Leg, Stole Wallet, And Slammed Puppy Onto Concrete

The Michigan Humane Society is offering a $2,500 reward for information on an incident that happened at Onasis Coney Island that left a Shi Tzu puppy dead. Police say the puppy was only nine weeks old when it was savagely murdered in front of its owner. The robber grabbed the puppy and threw it onto

"Hey, I think I get satellite radio with this thing !"

"What are you in the mood for... Classical? '60s? Howard Stern?" :D This adorable girl is Lil' Bunny Fufu, and she's up for adoption with the Gastineau Humane Society of Juneau, AK. You can find out more about her through...

You Won’t Believe What These Parents Say About Their Son Who Has Down Syndrome

In our society, many people view children with Down syndrome as a burden or as people who will never reach the potential of other human beings. This is because some have medical hurdles to jump, educational mountains to climb, and daily living skills to learn that are a little different than everyone else. However, if I […]

Stylist Cuts Hair for the Homeless Because "Every Human Life Is Worth the Same."

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Climbing out of homelessness is the pursuit of human dignity. Society at large may express that homeless people are worthless or at least worth less. But Mark Bustos doesn't think so. He wants to restore the dignity of homeless people in New York City. Show More Summary

Completely Non-Biblical Plagues

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Many of the biblical plagues of Egypt can be eradicated with the tools of modern society. But what of the horrors for which humanity hasn't yet found the answer? Gemma Correll highlights some modern-day plagues. Which do you think is the most insidious, and what is your personal plague?

China State Media: Ferguson Shows Americans Racist in 'Every Aspect' of Society

Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua released an op-ed written by commentator Li Li Monday, titled “Commentary: Ferguson riot reveals U.S. racial divide, human rights flaw.” The author begins by briefly mentioning the progress America...Show More Summary

The Sleazy War on the Humane Society

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Humane Society is under attack by a PR firm that advises the American Kennel Association. Who runs the firm behind the attacks?

The Machines Are Coming – Does That Mean the Jobs Are Going?

Between stagnant employment and technological advancement, how will society adapt to the inevitable loss of human labor? The post The Machines Are Coming – Does That Mean the Jobs Are Going? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Bunday Morning Comix

From the Southern Oregon Humane Society FB: image from Captain Scratchy.com.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Bunday Morning Comix

Changing Your Capacity for Work – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Kronos have partnered on SHRM’s new absence study. Show More Summary

Society and Children

The Israel-Hamas conflict has flared into violence, once again. It seems that these two contiguous people cannot find a way to peacefully coexist. There is more to this story. For anyone who treasures human life -- especially the lives...Show More Summary

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