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My Religion or Yours: Politics as Usual from the Non-Politicians

As the republican powerhouse Donald Trump continues to lose steam, the latest polls show Dr. Ben Carson starting to close the gap. A recent poll out of Quinnipiac University even shows Carson beating Clinton and Sanders in some key states. 1.132 mais palavras

Three Things That Being a Paedophile Has Taught Me

I guess that as a paedophile who believes there is nothing intrinsically wrong with adults and children sharing sensual intimacy I’m as far out of kilter with society and conventional norms as one can be. 2.210 mais palavras


The Things That We've Learnt

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004 Steven Pinker, Guest Editor; Tim Folger, Series Editor

Birds. I can’t help it, they irk me even though I love birdsong. 1.102 mais palavras


On ISIS and Anomie


I recently viewed some videos published by the New York Times addressing the motivations of young people, living otherwise normal lives by western standards, who nevertheless opt to join ISIL in their jihad against infidels and their mission to establish a new caliphate. 1.258 mais palavras


Durkheim and Mill: A Tale of Two Utilitarians

John Stuart Mill’s Theory of Utilitarianism can probably best be summed up in this one quote: “Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness”. 199 mais palavras

Emile Durkheim

Response: Discussing "Guest of the Sheik", the relationship between a system of beliefs and space

With a keen observation and a rich narrative style, Elizabeth Fernea has vividly described the lives of the village El Nahra, especially focusing on the women in her ethnography “Guest of the Sheik”. 1.416 mais palavras

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Durkheim and his science...

When Durkheim said that one sentience, “it is not surprising that social development…the same law,” I don’t think it was that out of place compared to the rest of his essay. 299 mais palavras

Emile Durkheim