Sunday, June 10, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Penguins, sex, taboo…

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Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-06-10]: Accounts of unusual sexual activities among penguins, observed a century ago by a member of Captain Scott's polar team, are finally being made public [source: BBC News]. We tend to laugh with people of the old days having taboos about sex. But what does it mean having no taboos at all? How “progressive” is to have absolutely no interest in how others see what you say or what you do? In the old days respect of others was fundamental. Now we KNOW we are animals and as animale we do not care about anything…

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