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  1. Apr 2019
  2. Feb 2019
    1. disuse of our Faculties we seem to have lost them if we ever had uny arc sunk into an Animal life wholly taken up with sensible objects

      She's making a cut here, where the use of certain faculties are what separate Human life from Animal life.

      By "sensible objects" does she mean those which can be sensed (tangible, concrete, as opposed to the other connotation of sensible as reasonable)? If so, then Animals are distinguished by living in a world of senses where Humans live in a world of both physical sensation and mental faculties (?).

  3. Jan 2019
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  9. Mar 2017
    1. Even if one were to accept on principle the suggestion by animal philosophers and activists that if we experiment on animals we ought to be experimenting on impaired human patients, that population would not be best suited for scientific studies.

      This seems like a generalisation to me. As if all animal rights advocates would demand experiments to be taken to humans instead. Please correct me, if I am wrong, but as far as I'm informed many demand for more computer simulations and in vitro testing?

    1. Unfortunately, penicillin was ineffective against the rabbit's infection. Disappointed, Fleming set the drug aside for a decade, as the rabbits had "proved" the drug was useless as a systemic medication.Years later, he administered the drug in desperation to a dying patient, for whom all other treatments were ineffectual. The penicillin performed a miracle, and the rest is history.

      Interesting how these two sources contradict each other with regards to why Fleming did not release Penicillin for ten years.

      Article: Understanding animal research

    1. Had Fleming himself carried out a simple and well established animal test - the mouse protection test - the potential of his discovery might have been realised 10 years earlier

      Interesting how these two sources contradict each other with regards to why Fleming did not release Penicillin for ten years.

      Article: Would drugs be safe for us without animal tests?

  10. Feb 2017
  11. Dec 2016
    1. Luckily, GitHub introduced issue templates:

      One of my favorite: "picture of a cute animal " :)

      "

      • What I did
      • How I did it
      • How to verify it
      • Description for the changelog
      • A picture of a cute animal (not mandatory but encouraged) "

      Docker - PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE

      examples:

  12. Oct 2013
    1. As birds are born to fly, horses to run, and wild beasts to show fierceness, so to us peculiarly belong activity and sagacity of understanding

      Uses metaphor to make it seem natural and inborn