Michael Egnor: The Real Reason Why Only Human Beings Speak | Uncommon Descent

Dr. Egnor explains, “Language is a tool for abstract thinking—a necessary tool for abstraction—and humans are the only animals who think abstractly”:In his discussion of why only humans have language, science writer Tom Siegfried gets a lot right, but he misses the crucial reason. … Siegfried

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Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India and Nepal — ScienceDaily

Protecting and expanding suitable habitats for wildlife is key to the conservation of endangered species, but owing to climate and land use change the ideal habitats of today may not be fitting in 30 or 50 years. An international team of scientists therefore predicted range shifts of Asian elephants in India and Nepal using species distribution models based on distribution data for the elephants and climate projections.

Source: Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India and Nepal — ScienceDaily

Trump, stealth fascism and its hidden smarts… – 1848: The End(s) of History

Every time we think the fascist issue exposed and dealt with Trump pulls off another ‘fascist double entendre’ in a display of tactics much ‘smarter’ than anything he could …

Source: Trump, stealth fascism and its hidden smarts… – 1848: The End(s) of History

Amoebae diversified at least 750 million years ago, far earlier than expected — ScienceDaily

Reconstitution of Amoebozoa’s evolution shows significant Precambrian species diversity. This study changes the view of how life evolved in the very remote past and deepens the understanding of current climate change.

Source: Amoebae diversified at least 750 million years ago, far earlier than expected — ScienceDaily

Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide — ScienceDaily

Fish provide a vital source of protein for over half the world’s population, with over 56 million people employed by or subsisting on fisheries. But climate change is beginning to disrupt the complex, interconnected systems that underpin this major source of food.

Source: Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide — ScienceDaily

Damning UN Report Says Israel Killings in Gaza Last Year Amount to Possible ‘War Crimes or Crimes Against Humanity’

“Those responsible for these deplorable crimes must not go unpunished,” Amnesty International declared

Source: Damning UN Report Says Israel Killings in Gaza Last Year Amount to Possible ‘War Crimes or Crimes Against Humanity’