Here are some aspects of the world as I think about them
Doch! - der schlimmste Ausdruck in der deutschen Sprache, den dein Kind lernen kann (und wird)
"Doch!" - the worst possible German expression that your kid can (and will) learn
The very essence of consumerism in 17 words:
Customer: How long will this lamp last?
Sales assistant: You will get sick of it before it'll stop working.
(IKEA store, Israel , July 2016)
"One cannot successfully use a word or an expression outside of its usual context and framework of meaning. Not before the usage of the respective term will be expanded following many unsuccessful repetitions.
E.g., in Hebrew "khavál al haz'mán" literally means "[It's a] waste of time". However, in today's slang, the meaning of the term is completely the opposite: "[it's] exceptionally good."
What would happen if one started to say "a waste of time" (in English, within an English-speaking community) as a way to express that something is "exceptionally good"?"
"Do animals have any kind of mental representation of their conspecifics?
Think about a bird that has been foraging for a while. She then picks up a food item with her beak and flies to her far-away nest where she feeds her nestlings.
Now change the bird for a leopard, a lion or one of the many other species that, without any sensor stimulus, stop their own foraging and return to feed their "out of sight" offspring."
"It is only when one understands oneself that one can really understand the other"
"Change is the very nature of Nature.
This is why I am not a conservationist; but rather an animal rights activist."
.האנשה": ייחוס תכונות אנושיות למי או למה שאינו אדם"
...דוגמאות להאנשה חסרת ביסוס: כיסא גדול, שלושה כסאות, צלחת גדולה, שלוש צלחות
"Don't be naive, or worse, a fascist;
ask not what you can do for your country but what your country can do for you."
"A good ethologist is an infant that never stopped being excited by the variety of animals' calls."
"Knowing and understanding are not the same. One can know many facts about bird migration, but really understand it only after living for a year above a latitude of 40 degrees."
"Radicalism is a relative thing.
Think about Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, for example."
“If a lion could talk, we could not understand him”, said Wittgenstein.
But what if one would live with lions, like a lion? I ask.
"Yet will this quasi-lion person be able to fully communicate his understanding to his human fellows?"
"Ethics barely makes sense except in the light of evolution,
and it is hardly worth anything if concerned only with humans."
Operation Cast Lead (מבצע עופרת יצוקה) :
- International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2008 :
- Walla news (Hebrew)