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A Perspective on Futurism

Posted on Dec 7, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Compilation of facts and thoughts on futurism origin and effects.

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futurism, culture

Trouble on SMO.net

Posted on May 29, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Productive and aggravating week.

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shawn olson newsletter, May 2003

The Blue Van

Posted on Mar 22, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The Blue Van produced scorn from bystanders, but was a superb piece of machinery.

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blue van humor Shawn Olson

Reviewing the Slate

Posted on Feb 26, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Review of Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate and the common notion that we are all born without predispositions.

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blank slate, human nature, steven pinker, cultural relativism, feminism, brain, psychology

Fuel Tank Safety Measures

Posted on Feb 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

An overview of the safety measures fuel distributors take to minimize accidental disasters.

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fuel storage tank safety, shawn olson

Winners on Wheels

Posted on Jan 7, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A feature about disabled students involved with sports. Originally from the Westside Messenger.

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wheelchair basketball, handicap, sports

Subjects in the Classroom and Life

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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educational subjects, subject relevance in education

Human ability and prejudice

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Prejudice is a part of our world fading, but never quickly enough.

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sexism, racism, prejudice

Psychics and Statistics

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Sep 26, 2015

What happens when a Carl Sagan fan meets with person with psychic ability.

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paranormal ability, psychics, pseudoscience, statistics, logic

Discipline in School

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

A strict look at the need for strong discipline in the classroom.

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discipline in school, classroom discipline, student behavioral problems
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