Did Jesus really exist? – Maclean’s
Through visions, apocalyptic math and study of the Scriptures, one group—headed, according to the evidence of Paul, by Peter—came up with a celestial being made human flesh, killed by the forces of evil in a sacrifice that combined and eclipsed both Yom Kippur and Passover, who rose from the dead and will very soon come again to save the faithful. Soon enough, as the tendencies of human memory predict, the cosmic Christ, like central figures in other contemporary mystery cults, was “factualized” to better attract adherents.
Thirty years after significant changes were made to the Canadian Criminal Code to remove the stigma and stereotypes surrounding sexualized violence—including the introduction of rape shield provisions to prevent an accuser’s sexual history being aired in court—women coming forward with sexual assault allegations are worse off than ever. Sex crimes continue to be treated singularly within the law.
One advanced artificial heart was designed to fit 86% of men’s chest cavities, but only 20% of women’s . . . the device’s French manufacturer Carmat explained that the company had no plans to develop a more female-friendly model as it “would entail significant investment and resources over multiple years.”
When did porn become sex ed? – NY Times
We are learning to support girls as they “lean in” educationally and professionally, yet in this most personal of realms, we allow them to topple. It is almost as if parents believe that if they don’t tell their daughters that sex should feel good, they won’t find out. And perhaps that’s correct: They don’t, not easily anyway. But the outcome is hardly what adults could have hoped.
Inner speech does show up in fMRI brain scans as activation of the speech areas of the brain, so whatever is going on does have an identifiable neural correlate.
Is there an auto bubble on the horizon? – Maclean’s
More and more Canadians are agreeing to extra-long financing periods, up to eight years, in order to keep monthly payments affordable. While that makes it easier to purchase a brand-new compact SUV with a leather interior and all sorts of electronic doodads, it also piles on thousands more in interest charges—particularly if buyers don’t qualify for the cheapest rates.
Despite what many people think, opposites very rarely attract. In fact, decades of research has shown that attraction is most likely to be sparked when two people perceive themselves as being very similar to each other. . . and more important than sociodemographics is similarity of values – everything from musical tastes to political orientation.
“You know, in my next life, when I come back, I want to be someone in the WTA because they ride on the coattails of the men. They don’t make any decisions, and they are lucky. […] If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born…”