Weekend Thoughts - 5.6.17

Image  by  Bruce Fingerhood , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Bruce Fingerhood, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. By all accounts the first Fyre Festival was a complete disaster. However, did it really warrant all the complaining that we witnessed from its attendees? This piece comparing Fyre Festival to festivals that experienced true disasters, like Woodstock and Altamont, really puts the situation into perspective.

2. Scientists have developed a method that can identify which species lived in a specific area by obtaining DNA from dirt in that area. This may not seem like a big deal, but scientists in the fields of anthropology, paleontology, and archaeology will be able to use this technique to develop a better understanding of when our ancestors (and other animals' ancestors) moved to various locations around the globe.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.