Meet Omo, a one-of-a-kind giraffe who lives at the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. You might think that she’s albino, but she’s actually leucistic, meaning that her body has reduced amounts of many types of pigment (not just melanin), which simply makes her paler than other giraffes. Wild Nature Institute founder Derek Lee says that Omo is “the only pale giraffe we are currently aware of,” and that her unique coloring might make her an easy target for poachers.
Via Derek Lee
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2/10 “Miracles are not as miraculous as they first appear”
Jesus once famously healed a blind man he touched. Yet, if Jesus was able to cure a blind man, then why did he not simply cure all blindness? The answer: he must have been either unable or unwilling.
Miracles such as this, along with other examples of God's power, do not and cannot stand up to closer analysis. Far from being examples of a divine judgment and omnipotence, they appear to be cheap magic tricks or the results of primitive misunderstandings of natural phenomena.
It is no coincidence that most miracles took place in the distant past. In earlier times, no one had the slightest clue why events like natural disasters or solar eclipses happened, so a religious explanation was offered. In contrast, when an earthquake happens today, we know it is not the result of God's wrath but of plate tectonics.
The other case against miracles is how weak and disappointing they often seem, and how easily pleased by them believers seem to be. Consider how religious people often rejoice when they see a resemblance of the face of God in a piece of toast, or when a religious statue supposedly bleeds. The might of their all-powerful God seems to have been reduced to performing cheap and irrelevant tricks.
This mediocrity of modern miracles shows how scientific knowledge has pushed religious belief toward the fringes of society. It also demonstrates how religious people continue to act irrationally and search for proof of their faith in the most obscure places. 📚 Blinkist® #godisnotgreat#christopherhitchens#richarddawkins#book#read#atheist#god#religion#christian#science#knowledge#tailopez#awareness#learn#wisdom#bestseller#godisgood#faith#reason#nonsense#idea#believe
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Ready for some #ScienceSunday? My latest video for @seeker (link in bio) is about artificial sweeteners! 🍭 Artificial sweeteners (also known as synthetic sweeteners) are created by chemists in a lab. They’re one subset of ‘non-nutritive sweeteners’ (also known as non-caloric sweeteners), a broader category that also includes naturally-derived sugar alternatives like stevia. All of these sweeteners have zero calories...but how are they interacting with and affecting your body—and your gut microbiome? Check out the video to see me cover just one small facet of this topic.
Really, it’s pretty complicated and there’s lots to talk about! Would you be interested in seeing a longer video on Seeker’s channel about all the different kinds of ‘fake’ sugar and what we know about how they work in our body? Lemme me know in the comments! 💜
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