I didn’t know this. This is quite a big theme for me at the moment, because I’ve realised that we should be finding ways of reducing the walls between us, both literally and metaphorically.

Obviously this is not a new realisation by any means, but it has been driven home by a brief dabble with the Alpha Course.

First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me

Seems the solution here is to stop shouting about being any one of these divisive things that gets you killed. (Obviously there are some things worth fighting for, but frankly being a Jew / Catholic / FSMer / My God is Better than Your Godist simply isn’t one of them.)

A few other very interesting ones on this site, too:

#11 Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed

  • Research by the Russian Academy of Sciences released in December 2005 found that more than half of the offspring of rats fed GM soy died within the first three weeks of life, six times as many as those born to mothers fed on non-modified soy. Six times as many offspring fed GM soy were also severely underweight.
  • In November 2005, a private research institute in Australia, CSIRO Plant Industry, put a halt to further development of a GM pea cultivator when it was found to cause an immune response in laboratory mice.1
  • In the summer of 2005, an Italian research team led by a cellular biologist at the University of Urbino published confirmation that absorption of GM soy by mice causes development of misshapen liver cells, as well as other cellular anomalies.
  • In May of 2005 the review of a highly confidential and controversial Monsanto report on test results of corn modified with Monsanto MON863 was published in The Independent/UK.

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