Tag Archives: Francis Galton

maybe something good will come of them

And now we approach the jewish holiday of Hannukah, the Festival of Lights which recalls the victory more than 2000 years ago, of a militarily weak but spiritually strong people over the mighty forces of a ruthless foe that had … Continue reading

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learning from the best

Just to advise that the Nazi version of the death camp, the forced labor camp, did not insidiously arise out of thin air, out of a vacuum. The precedent had already been well established; the mold in large measure a … Continue reading

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the height report: length anxiety

The long and the short of it. Theoretically, the importance of height is based on evolutionary origins, the ideas of genetic mutation and since animals use height as an index for power and force, humans assume the same traits to … Continue reading

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everything must go

That entire cultures could be formed on the basis of hated, or villainization seems almost too absurd to be possible. As the Arab Spring revealed, the whole phony nature of restricting civil rights, outright repression was based on the phony … Continue reading

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omar the tent faker

How to escape the classic and enduring, reinforced Orientalist trappings, the colonialist “other” that keeps resurfacing in reinforced, ingenious and more invigorated fashion. Is this part of the running of the gauntlet, the typical immigrant cycle as invoked by Canadian … Continue reading

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124…surely you must be joking mr. feynman

One of the most divisive issues in Western society today are IQ tests. Hundreds of IQ societies exist which appear to be nothing more than serve a palliative function, enhance intellectual masturbation and serve as dating sites.Call it the IQ … Continue reading

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wild things: the kids are alright

Songs from the wood….Forest Boy. The unusual but not unique story of the teenager who ambled out of a German forest speaking broken English and going by the name of Ray seemed to appeal and capture the imagination of Germans … Continue reading

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history undone:android basterds

A vision of the primeval past wandering out of an imaginary forest of pre-historic times, lost in quirk of time. Yes, its the same notorious auroch found in the cave of Lascaux in southern France. The ferocious wild ancestor of … Continue reading

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Dix & threepenny opera: an explicit body politic

The classic Bertolt Brecht question was an examination of the inconceivable; two forces in which it was not possible to reconcile: how can people be dignified and ethical under capitalism? The stock market as a Three-Penny Opera. The petty thieving, … Continue reading

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST DEPENDING ON THE PHYSIQUE

”Every human face is a hieroglyph which can be deciphered, indeed whose key we bear ready-made within us” ( Schopenhauer ) From the ancients onward, Europeans in particular have puzzled over the face, devising methods for interpreting its secret language. … Continue reading

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