claidheamhmor: (Fiday)
The Bad Astronomer posted an article mentioning links to Science and Religion surveys. Fairly interesting, especially if you read the stats afterwards.

Here they are:
Science quiz
Religion quiz

I got 15/15 for the science quiz, and 14/15 for the religion quiz (I got the last question wrong).
claidheamhmor: (Fiday)
Thanks for all the responses to my question about the American white T-shirt thing.

I'm a little confused though: what's with the abhorrence of men's nipples and/or chest hair? Are they really that disturbing? If you're not in the US, do men wear white undershirts where you live?

Just speaking from personal experience, it's not been an issue in South Africa, that I'm aware of. I know white perforated vests were were popular with my grandfather's generation, but not recently. I spent yesterday looking at shirts etc. at work, and I noticed that almost no-one wears smart white shirts any more - they're all striped, lightly checked, or coloured - and also that nipples did not appear to be visible under smart shirts (golf shirts are another story).

All rather interesting...

White T-shirts

Thursday, 12 November 2009 22:55
claidheamhmor: (Broadsword-blue)
I have a question for the Americans: what's the deal with the white T-shirts that, judging from movies and TV, American men often wear under their shirts? What are they for? Is it for warmth, or what?

Nudity

Wednesday, 21 October 2009 15:56
claidheamhmor: (Time enough for love)
Here's an interesting question I nicked from [livejournal.com profile] ask_me_anything.

[Poll #1474256]

Feel free to comment or explain.
claidheamhmor: (Aes Sedai)
We have a snowman in our fridge, and he's been named "Kelvin". I think that our snowman is a bit of an uninvited guest, and would like to defrost the fridge. Other soppy-hearted people in the household want Kelvin to stay.

So, should Kelvin stay or should he die?



[Poll #1459176]
claidheamhmor: (Broadsword-blue)
Here's one for the fencing folks who still read LJ:

Which well-known musical artist went to university on a fencing scholarship, specialising in épée?

Polygamy

Thursday, 28 May 2009 15:51
claidheamhmor: (Fiday)
Seeing as I'm bored, and it seems everyone enjoyed my last poll, here's another:

Would you support legalised polygamy? Polygamy has been accepted in well over half of human cultures, though it's not in use much in the western world. Obviously, if it were legal, it would require a lot of changes to things like tax laws, medical insurance, and suchlike. Comments? Ideas? What sort of social effects would it have? What would be the issues in such a relationship?

[Poll #1407104]

I do think my user icon in this post is rather appropriate. :)
claidheamhmor: (Default)
This article on the question of legalising prostitution in South Africa was interesting, especially with reference to the moral views of the head of the National Prosecuting Authority possibly overriding rational decisions.

Sex workers slam Mpshe )

Now, from my point of view, I would welcome the legalisation of sex work. It would make things safer for sex workers (due to regulations, medical tests, etc.), reduce the effect of organised crime in the industry (pimps), and it would widen the tax base to include people who are not currently paying taxes. I think adults should have the right to sell their services, sexual or otherwise, if that's what they want.

What do you think?
claidheamhmor: (Time enough for love)
This article on the question of legalising prostitution in South Africa was interesting, especially with reference to the moral views of the head of the National Prosecuting Authority possibly overriding rational decisions.

Sex workers slam Mpshe )

Now, from my point of view, I would welcome the legalisation of sex work. It would make things safer for sex workers (due to regulations, medical tests, etc.), reduce the effect of organised crime in the industry (pimps), and it would widen the tax base to include people who are not currently paying taxes. I think adults should have the right to sell their services, sexual or otherwise, if that's what they want.

[Poll #1403353]

What do you think?

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