Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    10,983
    vCash
    1500

    college student's experiment reveals dark side of human nature

    http://news.yahoo.com/college-studen...182457207.html

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson University student Nathan Weaver set out to determine how to help turtles cross the road. He ended up getting a glimpse into the dark souls of some humans.

    Weaver put a realistic rubber turtle in the middle of a lane on a busy road near campus. Then he got out of the way and watched over the next hour as seven drivers swerved and deliberately ran over the animal. Several more apparently tried to hit it but missed.

    "I've heard of people and from friends who knew people that ran over turtles. But to see it out here like this was a bit shocking," said Weaver, a 22-year-old senior in Clemson's School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences.

    To seasoned researchers, the practice wasn't surprising.

    The number of box turtles is in slow decline, and one big reason is that many wind up as roadkill while crossing the asphalt, a slow-and-steady trip that can take several minutes.

    Sometimes humans feel a need to prove they are the dominant species on this planet by taking a two-ton metal vehicle and squishing a defenseless creature under the tires, said Hal Herzog, a Western Carolina University psychology professor.

    "They aren't thinking, really. It is not something people think about. It just seems fun at the time," Herzog said. "It is the dark side of human nature."
    Herzog asked a class of about 110 students getting ready to take a final whether they had intentionally run over a turtle, or been in a car with someone who did. Thirty-four students raised their hands, about two-thirds of them male, said Herzog, author of a book about humans' relationships with animals, called "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat."
    Quote Originally Posted by lol, please View Post
    1. Thunder
    2. Warriors
    3. Clippers
    4. Blazers
    5. Grizzlies
    Quote Originally Posted by lol, please View Post

    I already have that scrizzguap on the Dubs winning a 'ship.
    Sincerely,
    delusional Warriors fan

    Quote Originally Posted by COOLbeans View Post
    What do you do for a living because I guarantee it's not in academics or psychology?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    ****ing Bruges
    Posts
    35,184
    vCash
    1500
    Sad

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Detroit, MI
    Posts
    11,391
    vCash
    1500
    Mad



    YRDs:
    TDs:
    Cool TD Dances:

    Quote Originally Posted by ****ed in DET View Post
    If Waddle doesn't get the starting gig I'm outta here. I will never post again.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,023
    vCash
    1500
    Bad.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    68,855
    vCash
    1500
    We are vile.... The Meteor just cant come soon enough.

    What was meant for me will be Mine once again... THE CHAMP OF CHAMPS IS BACK

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Deutschland
    Posts
    15,947
    vCash
    1500
    It was a rubber turtle, guys!

    And obviously THIS GUY saved the human race years ago for the love of turtles everywhere.

    And by the way, those pants, they belong to my dad.And they're not really pants,
    they're Lederhosen



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    68,855
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    It was a rubber turtle, guys!

    And obviously THIS GUY saved the human race years ago for the love of turtles everywhere.
    The Point is people could not tell it was rubber and tried to aim for it just because lol

    What was meant for me will be Mine once again... THE CHAMP OF CHAMPS IS BACK

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,311
    vCash
    1500
    Snakes also get run over deliberately. Baldwin wishes that weren't the case, but he understands, considering the widespread fear and loathing of snakes.
    it happens to snakes too, but **** em
    Sens Raps Jays

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Deutschland
    Posts
    15,947
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    The Point is people could not tell it was rubber and tried to aim for it just because lol
    They knew it was rubber!

    It probably looked like THIS

    And by the way, those pants, they belong to my dad.And they're not really pants,
    they're Lederhosen



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    54,516
    vCash
    1500
    That's messed up






  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    22,037
    vCash
    1500
    I just don't understand such a large percentage of the population. Why would this even seem like a thing to do.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Allentown, PA
    Posts
    7,164
    vCash
    1500
    Doesn't surprise me, but I wish it wasn't so.
    2014 Adopt-a-Packer: Micah Hyde

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Posts
    43,142
    vCash
    1675
    I blame homiestar.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Silverdale, Wa
    Posts
    8,465
    vCash
    1500
    That's awful, turtles are the ****.
    Quote Originally Posted by nessythegreat View Post
    This is getting old. Enough is enough. Redskin Is not offensive and it will never change.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I want to start a website where people who say this video tape themselves going up to Native Americans and go "hey what's up redskin?" and then upload what happens.

    I'll call it WhatsUpRedskin.com



    You want to go first?
    I fully support this future site.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Fife, WA
    Posts
    23,191
    vCash
    1500
    Damn, I hit a cat once and felt horrible for days.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •