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The Gould (I) Files #2

March 9, 2019 by

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What’s the ‘I’ for you ask? It’s Friday night. TGIF folks. I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss archival work because I’ve caught archive-fever, as it were. I recently read “Blue Years: An Ethnography of a Prison Archive” by Angela Garcia (Stanford University) published in Cultural Anthropology. Actually, I was fortunate enough to listen […]

The Gould (I) Files #1

February 22, 2019 by

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What’s the ‘I’ for you may ask?  It’s Friday. TGIF. This is the first post of what I hope to be a series tracking my access to archived work by Stephen Jay Gould at the Stanford Special Collections & University Archives. Up to this point my experience with archived and unpublished work in any special collections is limited. […]

A History Lesson Every American Should Know

August 28, 2017 by

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***The following post was authored by a professor of philosophy in North America that wishes to remain anonymous.  They say that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Well, I have studied history books, and here’s a history lesson. Several decades ago, a boorish man with no morals came to hold […]

Grinworthy Quotes (1)

October 1, 2014 by

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Justin Caouette suggested to me that I start posting some of the amusing, and sometimes shocking philosophical quotations that I come across, and often share with him. This will be an on going series, though it is a matter of what I happen to be reading at any given time. The reason I have been […]

What Did Martin Luther King Do?

January 20, 2014 by

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Here is a link to a very nice post detailing what Martin Luther King did (through the eyes of one self-proclaimed “African-American” woman) titled: “Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King actually did”. I highly recommend this refreshment of history to everyone, it is well worth the read and comes from a […]