The Daily Populous

Friday November 27th, 2020 evening edition

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People worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would have to struggle through a climate apocalypse, according to the first academic study of the issue.

The research also found that some people who were already parents expressed regret over having their children.

“The fears about the carbon footprint of having kids tended to be abstract and dry,” said Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, of Yale-NUS College in Singapore, who led the study.

“But the fears about the lives of existing or potential children were really deep and emotional.

A 31-year-old woman said: “Climate change is the sole factor for me in deciding not to have biological children.

Other findings were that younger people were more concerned about the climate impacts their children would experience than older respondents, and that adoption was seen as a potential alternative to having biological children.

The study indicated that climate-related fears for their children’s lives were rooted in a deeply pessimistic view of the future. »

Forming beliefs in a world of filter bubbles

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By talking to other people and observing their behavior, we can learn new things, acquire new skills, and adapt to changing conditions.

Participants completed an adapted version of the Berlin Estimate AdjuStment Task (BEAST), which reliably measures individuals’ use of social information.

The more participants adjusted their estimates to those of their peers, the more account they had taken of social information. »

Casino Royale’s legendary poker scene broken down by James Bond director

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Before he began shooting Casino Royale in Prague, Campbell devoured gambling classics like The Cincinnati Kid and 5 Card Stud.

While at drama school in his 20s, he’d started playing poker religiously, eventually becoming a professional at the Victoria Casino in London.

As a consequence, the game itself — its authenticity and attention to detail — instantly elevated Casino Royale into poker movie canon. »

Trump declares Twitter national security threat after #DiaperDon trends following meltdown at miniature table

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Donald Trump has angrily declared Twitter a national security threat after #DiaperDon went viral following a news conference in which he repeatedly complained about perceived injustices.

“Twitter is sending out totally false ‘Trends’ that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world.

“We made #DiaperDon the number one trend in the US,” the group tweeted, adding: “Trump had a meltdown and wanted to declare Twitter trends a national security threat.”. »