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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

The Paradox of Cultural Relativism

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

An skeptical essay on the paradox of cultural relativism when taken to an extreme. My stance is that cultural relativism is only valid in a limited scope and should not be used to justify barbaric and supertitious societies.

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cultural relativism, paradoxical relativism

Brain Maze

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Brain Maze

Maze of a human brain. Maybe you are an important thought or a tapeworm egg. Either way, find your way to the center of the brain.

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maze, brain

Relativism & Judging

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Essays concerning cultural relativism and judging.

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Nature's Brood

Posted on Jan 23, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

A poem on the reality of nature's cold truth.

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nature's brood, savage poetry, savagery poem, nature, death, pain

Exhausted Melodies

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

A poem about the repetitive nature of human nature. We all share certain core elements that repeat over the ages, linking us to humanity.

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exhausted melodies, human patterns, historic humanity, ballad of history, p

Nature and Education

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

Shawn Olson calls for more inclusion of nature in education.

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nature education, natural curiosity

This Art is Alive

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 24, 2013

Poem about the nature of human interactions. We all want to impose ourselves, visions and beliefs onto others. But it is always a give-and-take adventure.

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communication, interaction, human, relations, relationship, paradigm, control

Hayden Olson Born

Posted on Jun 28, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
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Hayden Michael Olson was born on June 28, 2007.

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birthday, son, baby, hayden

The art of judging

Posted on Jan 9, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

The art of judging has been undermined by misinterpretations of historic flaws in judging.

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cultural relativism, social assessment, judging, judgment, good versus bad,
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