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If you were a frog, placed in a pot of comfortably warm water, and a chef dialed up the knob ever so slowly, would you eventually boil to death, grinning all the while?
There’s only three answers worth considering, so let’s review:
You may soon see hospital staff wearing mechanical exoskeletons.
A recent pilot study out of France shows that Intensive Care Unit (ICU) providers may benefit from the use of wearable exoskeletons, particularly when lifting and positioning COVID-19 patients.
The study, published on Cornell’s preprint server arXiv.org, is from a large team of researchers including Serena Ivaldi et al, and indicates that ICU staff and nurses responded favorably after trials where they were fitted with exoskeletons from various manufacturers.
Exoskeletons that Help Users with Heavy or Repetitive Lifting
Exoskeletons are externally worn devices that distribute weight and force to targeted areas…
Uncovering the hidden meaning in Orwell’s ever-relevant Shooting an Elephant.
In Shooting an Elephant, Orwell describes an incident where he was called to respond to an elephant that had become aggressive and was ravaging a town. It had destroyed a garbage truck, killed a cow, chased locals, and otherwise wreaked elephantly-havoc before Orwell got the call. Eventually, death would strike more than the cow.
The essay in review was written of Orwell’s days in Burma while he was begrudgingly working for the British Indian Imperial Police as an assistant superintendent.
Context and Summary of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell
Wearing face masks since before it was cool.
Pointing out that I’m no stranger to medical anxiety might prompt an exhausted chuckle from those around me. By that objective measure, having elicited responses ranging from frequent rolling of eyes, to my doctor once losing his shit and flailing his arms in frustration with me, one could reasonably draw the conclusion that I had clinical hypochondria.
In defense of my resolve on a longer scale, though, I had virtually zero medical anxiety before 2012. I used to feel invincible in my teen years and early twenties, daringly eating loose beef jerky…
“There are no atheists in foxholes.” It’s a popular war-time proverb that Eisenhower once famously echoed during a 1954 television broadcast. The idea is that one can never be certain enough of the absence of a personal god to forego a ‘Hail-Mary’ prayer in truly dire times.
What’s really telling, however, is that this sentiment is only meaningful in contrast to the prevalent notion that prayer is ineffective.
So you know; this case for deism is not an attempt to proselytize, per se. Deism, in fact, does not directly mandate or compel one to convert others. Rather, in this article…
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