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Two Towns Try to Bridge a Recession – S.I. Hayakawa


Long ago when I was beginning to learn to think, someone suggested that I should read “Language in Thought and Action,” by S I Hayakawa.  Someone suggested if I learned anything from it I might get a good grade.  She … Continue reading

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Moral Foundations Theory: An Interesting Approach on What Divides Us


I know people on both ends of the politico-moral spectrum.   I respect many of them for their views and convictions.  Others, however, would not be out of place at a lynching.  I see the same faces at football games and … Continue reading

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Cronon: The Odd Case of Historian Bashing


NYT Editorial and Other Coverage of Cronon Open Records Case March 26, 2011 Yesterday was among the craziest of my entire life. The story traced in this blog of the Republican Party’s Open Records Law request for access to my … Continue reading

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Free Will? Research Shows Political Orientation May be Genetic


This study may have interesting implications implications both biologically and philosophically.  It has been argued that free will doesn’t exist because we are a product of our enculturation and our ability to make choices independently is difficult.  If it ultimately … Continue reading

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