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LINK You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you - The Oatmeal

Pay attention to how your feel. Here are the facts...

"The same part of the brain that responds to a physical threat, also responds to an intellectual one."

Stacey48 8 July 4

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I did not fact check that but I'll start repeating it as gospel.


This is really interesting.


Really good..thanks..

I will listen to my little toe too..??


❤ this!


I'm not sure I understand this. These are presented as intellectual threats, but I see them as a response to the moral implications within the "new information." My intellect is not threatened, my concern for humanity is ignited as these pieces of information relate to human suffering.

I see, okay.

I consider those emotional threats.



@Stacey48 ...but there is also a word.


The Oatmeal is brilliant. When they are not too inappropriate for school, I will use some of the comics in my classroom. Lessons on grammar, interviewing for a job, etc.

@Stacey48 I'll probably use it at the beginning of the year. A little levity to get the students thinking. They certainly need to do more of that.

@Stacey48 Got it!


Brilliant!! Post of the Year!!! Cognitive Dissonance!!

Condemnation without investigation is the highest form of ignorance ~ Albert Eistein

Etre Level 7 July 4, 2018

Is that the same part that does long division?

godef Level 7 July 4, 2018

Cute. Batshit-fucking-bonkers (lol). The whole thing sounds like a paradigm shift to me. But what do I know? Lol


That was very good and accurate 🙂


Great explanation of an important problem in society today.


For a "comic" it was very well presented & very accurate! Thanks for sharing!


Well that would explain why people who are faced with an argument they can not answer become physically agitated and begin shouting.


Amazing. Glad I read through to the end. Shared on FB. Thanks Stacey. ☺?


I love him. He created a card game called "Exploding Kittens" that I highly recommend, especially the NSFW version.

Mea Level 7 July 4, 2018

I got the game from the Kickstarter. I play it with my students when the are good and deserve some fun.


Very good. I tweeted the link.


God I love Matt Inman.

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