There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
In the three boats story, a man is floating alone in an ocean without a life jacket when a boat passes by. "Get in. I'll save you," the boatman says. "Oh, no, it's fine," the floating man answers, "I'm putting my faith in the Lord." In time, two more boats come along, and to each rescuer the man - usually me, in Wade's telling - says, "No, no, I'm putting my faith in the Lord." Eventually, and it isn't very long in coming, the man drowns. Yet when he stands up to meet his Maker at the fated spot where some rejoice but many more cower, his Maker looks sternly down and says, "You're a fool. You're assigned to hell forever. Go there now." To which the drowned man says, "But your honor, I put my faith in you. You promised to save me." "Save you!?" fearsome God shouts from misty marmoreal heights. "Save you? Save you?" God thunders. "I sent you three boats!
Not Waving but Drowning Causal Inference
Coral reefs worldwide are facing impacts from climate change, overfishing, habitat destruction, and pollution.
Study offers more evidence that stress can drive blood pressure higher. One of my lawyer friends who hated practicing law quit it to become a studio drummer and his BP has dropped from the 160/90 range to the 120/80 range. Of course, he’s also getting some excercise now, but that too is a byproduct of quitting the law biz.
Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands The Guardian (David L)
Michelangelo’s Hidden Drawings Atlas Obscura
Barack Obama, the Hollow Icon Jacobin
Photographs from the edge The Architects Newspaper
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click MIT Technology Review