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Monthly Archives: February 2006

Is it Really All Relative? Feb 23, 2006

As promised, one more note about relativism. In ethnographic research – participant-studies of different cultures – there are two fallacies that must be avoided. The first is ethnocentric fallacy, or the belief that your culture is superior to all others, … Continue reading

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Rights and Values Feb 23, 2006

I’m reading The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Those of you who’ve read it or were assigned it in college will know the odd thing about The Autobiography is that he never wrote one. In fact, it’s a compilation … Continue reading

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Thievery. Feb 22, 2006

My laptop was stolen from my office last night, so this won’t be much of an entry. I had to cancel all my cards, since there was financial information on the hard drive. And of course, I lost everything I … Continue reading

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Paul Harvey Quiz Feb 21, 2006

Quiz for today. To which Senator does the following quote refer and at what point was it written? He feared that “Big Business,” which he believed was providing the stimuli for our progress along the road to war, was bent … Continue reading

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The Phanatic Feb 19, 2006

In 2002, the Phillie Phanatic – the Phillies’ mascot – was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. It was a mock induction of course, since the Hall doesn’t actually honor mascots to my knowlege, but whatever. It was baseball’s … Continue reading

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Polar Disorder Feb 18, 2006

Reading the news the last few weeks, politicians and activists already seem to be dialing up the volume of mudslinging in preparation for midterm elections. During my internship at ABC News Nightline, one of my jobs was answering viewer mail. … Continue reading

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Play Ball… Feb 18, 2006

The Phillies started Spring Training today – or rather the pitching and catching staff did. Last year, they broke all our hearts after missing the playoffs by a single game. But it’s a new year. And it’s the preaseason, so … Continue reading

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Up Close and Pomo Feb 16, 2006

Postmodernism is a term that’s been whored around irreparably. At first, people used it to sound smart without knowing what it meant. And when enough people had done that, some East Village hipster had the gall to slang-ify it into … Continue reading

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Thinking at the Edge… Feb 15, 2006

Another long day today, so I won’t write much. I’d just like to congratulate the students of UC Santa Cruz for their recent removal from the Pentagon’s terrorist threat list. Go Banana Slugs! The Department of Defense has removed mention … Continue reading

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The Firing Chamber Feb 15, 2006

So the Vice President shot a guy. On the bright side, at least it was an accident. There was a time when this sort of behavior in politics was commonplace, if not accepted. You’ll recall that the last Vice President … Continue reading

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