Hello Planetsavers! I thought I’d start doing a monthly wrap-up of our top 20 posts for people to have a glance at. Many of the top stories this month, as you’ll notice, were clearly tied into major world news events. Google is the main traffic driver for the large majority of sites on the Internet and ours isn’t an exception. Covering environmental news consistently, this often results in the biggest news stories rising to the top.
Psychologists and biologists who study the phenomenon of revenge from an evolutionary point of view will acknowledge that the impulse for taking revenge is pervasive in human societies, but will also add that this impulse is constrained, and has its costs. It is natural to have feelings of revenge, but to act on those feelings may cost inclusion in the social group. But vengeance towards someone outside one’s group is another matter.
Seriously, I should probably be writing on something else, but this has really pissed me off. How horrible and ridiculous can FOX News get. You can see in the screenshot above that FOX News’ coverage of Osama Bin Laden’s death entailed switching up ‘Osama’ for ‘Obama’ — cleaver, eh? If you’re in fourth grade and have no sense for what is important in this world.