Happy (belated) Saturday y'all! I had a lot going on both during last week and the weekend, so this article is out a few days late. My apologies! Without further ado—below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:
From Hopes & Fears, An interesting collection of ideas about whether or not it is possible to experience a high—or something similar—from simply looking at a piece of art.
The Guardian reports on a study that showed that religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts. It turns out that religious beliefs can have a negative influence on a child's sense of altruism and judgment of others' actions, even when their parents see them as "more empathetic".
A new video filmed at a pig slaughterhouse has been leaked and can be viewed at ATTN:. Warning: this is not for the faint of heart. The video depicts a Hormel slaughterhouse where workers knowingly violate federal violations and even mention during the footage that they could be shut down by the USDA. I think the important thing to realize here is that this is not an outlier of the factory farming industry—this is the norm.
That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.