Monthly Archives: July 2013

Forbidden Learning

When I was a kid we laughed at the Commies: they kept their people ignorant, then claimed that some Ruskie had invented the electric light: twenty years after we unfettered Americans knew that Edison had invented it. Credit by Convenience … Continue reading

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SETH BORENSTEIN July 29, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) Science, Social Science, & Humanities Only a few species of mammals are monogamous, and now dueling scientific teams think they’ve figured out why they got that way. But their answers aren’t exactly … Continue reading

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What You Do

/ Social Epistemology / Social Sentience / Fractional Sentience This morning my darling, about to go north for a couple of months, seeing me prepare the grounds and help prepare the house, said “Thank you, I’m grateful for all you … Continue reading

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OG, Phantom

/ Movies / Three bizarre musicals in a row! Jan and I watched Oliver! then Les Misérables. Saturday we added the Phantom of the Opera! (Last night we had a fabulous change of pace: Rififi! One of my favorite movies … Continue reading

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North/South gods

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: & / Teaching / Scholarship / @ K. 2005 11 28 People in the north, that is to say, cold climates, typically worshipped animal gods. Peoples of the south, warmer, less hunting … Continue reading

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X Time

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: & / Teaching / Society / Social Epistemology / Religion / Christianity / @ K. c. 2005 As always X is my abbreviation for Christ: therefore, for Christianity, and so forth. When … Continue reading

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Exceptional Ism

/ Social Semantics / Notes further developing a ubiquitous K. attitude This one relates to K. Reading Notes: Sarah Vowell Unfamiliar Fishes Wordy Shipmates The marvelous Sarah Vowell is wonderful on the history of the idea of “American exceptionalism.” I … Continue reading

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