Now You Know more about Pope Francis! (Source)
Someone finally to bring religion out of the dark ages and integrate it with modern society.
What is a religion? It’s people. It’s not a book, or a building, or priests and preachers. It’s the people.
People change. Societies change. Therefore religion must change to keep from denying the development and improvement of societies. But mostly it’s the other way around: societies are supposed to conform to a never-changing set of rules, which may or may not have ever happened.
"Foolish rules of ancient date designed to make us all feel great while we fold spindle and mutilate those unbelievers from a neighboring state."
Pope Francis is the best pope by far.
I’m normally pretty against organized religion because, in my eyes, it’s just a bunch of people meaninglessly clutching to a rule book that barely applies to our modern age. However, Pope Francis actually seems pretty cool. He’s adapting with the times. He’s moving religion forward.
(Just so I don’t get hate, I’m totally fine with personal religion. I just have some issues with formally established religion.)
Actually Making Progress On Finding A College Program
Found a really good one already. It’s a program to become a veterinary assistant/technician. Had a long talk over the phone with a guy from the Animal Behavior College (ABC) and the program sounds amazing for an anxiety-riddled individual like me.
Basically, from what I grasped, you spend 4-6 months self-teaching from home out of a giant text book and then just take tests. (Which is great for me. I loved silent study times in school and I am a test taking machine.) After that, you then work hands-on in an actual veterinary hospital that’s certified with ABC and you spend 90 hours as a extern (externship). No classwork fluff, no pointless projects, no unnecessary subjects… just purely what I want to learn. I’m trying not to jump the gun since I only just started college research, but this program sounds great for me. I am nervous and excited.
Also, anyone have experience with ABC? Like has anyone here taken the course or work at a vet that employs ABC graduates? Just looking for more info about the program and their credibility/quality. Here’s a question mark so you can answer: ?
So, like, I learned something I should've known forever. I went to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN for spring break (fantastic, by the way--they took fantastic care of their animals!) and while I was there, I learned that Moray Eels are like space puppies, in that they enjoy lazing around on rocks and like to be pet by the aquarium workers. I also learned that pufferfish cram all their organs to one side when they puff up, seriously limiting their life-spans.
Yup! Morays seem to have a lot of circumstantial species-crossing social tendencies; even though they live alone and normally love to eat small crustaceans, they will welcome cleaner shrimp and other symbiotes.
Some predatory fish have also learned how to “recruit” morays to help them hunt. If a big grouper can’t get a prey animal out of a narrow crevice, it will go find a moray eel and waggle its head as a signal. The eel will then follow it back to the prey’s hideout and squeeze in after it.
So it’s not surprising they can become very tame and trusting towards extremely different creatures, like humans. Male and female morays also court each other by touch, so cuddles probably make them feel calm and safe.
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