Disturbing, and all-too ironic, that younger humans have ‘horns’ growing out of the back of their skulls, to compensate for bent necks hunching over phones:
New research in biomechanics suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls — bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing bone growth in the connecting tendons and ligaments. The weight transfer that causes the buildup can be compared to the way the skin thickens into a callus as a response to pressure or abrasion.
And while on hunched necks, further studies suggest that, besides these putative horns, in a few generations – by 2100 – humans will also look more and more like Quasimodo – or perhaps, in a more apt analogy, devolving back to lazy-locked-in-a-zoo-chimp-mode, bent over, with hands permanently clawed from gripping their cell phones, a second eyelid to protect from radiation, smaller brains from lack of exercise and movement, and thicker skulls to protect from radiation.
Of course, we should be more concerned about the moral hazards the overuse of technology entails, but defects of soul do often have effects on the body – the ‘recompense of sin’, as Saint Paul put it – even on the face and its demeanour, as Oscar Wilde and his haunting tale of Dorian Grey. Caveat consumer.
Meanwhile, the government of Canada moves towards outlawing ‘Islamophobia’, which it ‘defines’ – and I use that term loosely – as includ(ing) racism, stereotypes, prejudice, fear or acts of hostility directed towards individual Muslims or follower of Islam in general. In addition to individual acts of intolerance and racial profiling, Islamophobia can lead to viewing and treating Muslims as a greater security threat on an institutional, systemic and societal level
Whew. I’m glad we got that out of the way, clear as day, limpid as light. And that’s right from the National Post. Basically, we will soon no longer be permitted to raise any concerns about Islam, a world-wide religion that makes no bones about its inherent purpose to coerce – oops, convert – the world to a radical doctrine of submission to a semi-arbitrary set of beliefs, mores and manners. But stay quiet, head down, for ‘they’ – all it takes is one or two, and not necessarily even of the religion in question – may hear you, and bring you before the HRC, a kangaroo court to which the principles of justice are alien, in which the byzantine, arbitrary process is the punishment.
I’m not sure what will hit first: The devolution of Man, or a new caliphate. Perhaps both. Or perhaps Christ will return on the clouds of heaven before either, for which we can – indeed, should – always pray.