Bats naturally socially distance when sick. No, really

by Rashmee

Posted on November 22, 2020


A new study has found that for vampire bats, social distancing while sick comes naturally. (That should say something to all those people out there who feel it’s an assault on their freedoms to have to socially distance!) Anyway, the research by Ohio State University shows that “when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance … Continue reading “Bats naturally socially distance when sick. No, really”

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Philosophically speaking, John Gray is doing to cats what Thomas Nagel did to bats

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2020


The other day I heard a philosopher do to cats what Thomas Nagel famously did to bats. In 1974, Professor Nagel published a paper that continues to be taught to undergraduates studying philosophy. ‘What Is It Like to Be a Bat?’ posed key questions about consciousness and facts that are “beyond the reach of human … Continue reading “Philosophically speaking, John Gray is doing to cats what Thomas Nagel did to bats”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK