Several years ago in a zoo, I was fascinated by an ape that stared at me through the glass wall. It was impossible to say which of us was the more curious. We seemed separated only by glass and language. Eventually, I spoke to it as though to a human being. After all, the Book of Jubilees, a parallel to Genesis in some Bibles, says that before humans disobeyed God, we and the animals spoke the same language. And in both Jubilees and Genesis, humans are given the task of caring for the other animals.
As this nation approaches the season known as Thanksgiving, it should recall the psalmist’s affirmation that the “earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.” Each of the world’s major religions has a similar affirmation and draws from this certain conclusions as to how such ownership is to be acknowledged. Human history as a whole, however, indicates that not all people do acknowledge it in practice. For example, both biblical and modern Israel have claimed as their own most of Palestine.
There is a seldom noted distinction between “revenging” and “avenging.”Revenge is retaliation for something done to us. Avenging is acting on behalf of someone else. The problem comes when taking revenge is disguised as avenging something done to someone else. Confusion easily comes because “vengeance” can be used as a short form for both “revenge” and “avenge.” Most of the world’s religions accept, under certain circumstances, avenging actions done to others, but reject revenge.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".