I truly believe that thing about the cookies really is inherent in children. It’s probably based on the instinct to eat whatever has the most calories so that you can have as much energy as possible in order to survive.
Not really necessary in present society, but it explains a lot. Including why Sharon and Karen prefer pumpkin pie over turkey.
I think the way to get illegal Mexican immigrants to go home is to get the big American companies out of Mexico, or at least make them stop dominating the job market there with sucky factory jobs that don’t pay enough to live on.
But that would, of course, mean that American citizens would have to start doing the jobs that illegal immigrants had been doing. Which is not necessarily any worse than illegal immigrants having to do them, since they are horrible jobs for any human being to have to do. Perhaps robots are the ultimate solution.
It’s all too easy to spend too much time dwelling on past mistakes or obsessing about whether the future will be okay. After all, the past and the future are both infinitely bigger than the present. The past goes all the way back to the beginning of the universe, and the future goes all the way to the end of the universe, while the present consists of no time at all– it is to the dimension of time as a plane is to a solid object, as a line is to a plane, or as a point is to a line.
There is no real proof, and there is also no real faith. Both religious belief and scientific belief are based on imperfect evidence. (I mean, if you didn’t need any reason to believe, then you would believe all religions at once, and that wouldn’t work.)
Not saying all religious beliefs and all scientific beliefs are equally valid, though. Bad reasoning from evidence leads to stupid beliefs, whether religious or scientific.