07 maio 2017

Via –> http://bit.ly/70ClassicAphorisms (70 Classic Aphorisms...



Via –> http://bit.ly/70ClassicAphorisms (70 Classic Aphorisms And Maxims All Psychology Students Should Know!)

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Eating people is wrong – but it’s also widespread and sacred | Aeon Ideas

Eating people is wrong – but it’s also widespread and sacred | Aeon Ideas:

Cannibalism is not uncommon. Humans have long enshrined the consumption of human flesh in sacred ritual – not just a few times, but again and again, in almost every corner of the globe. Evidence for cannibalistic practices has been found in South America, on many Pacific Islands, among some ancient Native American tribes, and in many other regions of the world. Read an exploration of what cannibalism meant to our ancient ancestors – and what it means to us today.

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I know this isn’t @sgtblade‘s exact point, but after reading...



I know this isn’t @sgtblade‘s exact point, but after reading this, my first thought was “How could the Mayans cause the weather to get hotter?”

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Climate Change Incited Wars Among the Classic Maya

A new study of the relationship between climate change and clashes among the Classic Maya explicitly links temperature increases with growing conflicts.  This is the so-called Classic period in which the Mesoamerican civilization boomed, with its people constructing extensive cities and massive pyramids, as well as developing one of the earliest writing systems in the Americas. To study how climate change and climate stress interacted with human conflict, the researchers cataloged inscriptions on monuments related to violent struggles and compiled temperature and rainfall records for lowlands of the Yucatán Peninsula.

A total of 144 unique conflicts emerged from inscriptions on monuments from more than 30 major Maya centers. The research team then compared conflict records to palaeoclimate data. The correlation was impressive. From 350 CE to 900 CE, conflicts increased from 0 to 3 in every 25-year period, to 24 conflicts in every 25-year period. That’s a 600% increase.

The change in conflicts was not associated with changes in rainfall, previously theorized to be the cause of Mayan climate change. But the conflicts did correspond with increases in summer temperatures. We are still figuring out exactly how this caused increased warfare in the Classic Maya.The leading theory is that crop shortfalls occur frequently above a certain temperature. And history in general tells us that when people are hungry, wars increase.

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dzamieponders: historical-nonfiction: Right now, there are about 62,000 homeless people living on...

dzamieponders:

historical-nonfiction:

Right now, there are about 62,000 homeless people living on the streets of New York City. This is a number larger than anytime since the 1930s, in the midst of the Great Depression.

Economist article, so you don’t have to just trust two sentences of a tumblr post.

That number only counts the people in shelters, and does not include homeless people who live and sleep on the streets. Over 1 in 200 people in NYC are homeless.

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