Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Turtles, happiness, dying during sex…

_61009517_turtle1Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-06-20]: Turtles killed as they were having sex and then fossilized in position have been described by scientists. The remains of the 47-million-year old animals were unearthed in the famous Messel Pit near Darmstadt, Germany [source: BBC News]. Like Diagoras of Rhodes [1], the boxer olympionike, these turtles died during their most happy moment. Living means to be able to die. Dying is what makes us alive. Happy turtles…

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