A Quote to Find the Rabbit Hole

"Zeno's arguments, in some form, have afforded grounds for almost all theories of space and time and infinity which have been constructed from his time to our own." Recalled via Boyer, Carl B. The History of the Calculus and its Conceptual Development. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1959. Previously published under the title, The Concepts of … Continue reading A Quote to Find the Rabbit Hole

Catch a Cold/Be Depressed: The Cartesian Bias in our Illness Model-separating mental health from physical health

Psychologists deal with the slippery subject of mental states. Now, your general practitioner, who you see for your annual physical check up, can flirt with the treatment of mental states. She or he may prescribe you something for low-level anxiety or sleep but they generally only provide medication or a referral.  That is the standard … Continue reading Catch a Cold/Be Depressed: The Cartesian Bias in our Illness Model-separating mental health from physical health

Mediating Anthropology’s Feuding Factions

The radical cultural relativism popular in contemporary anthropological thought presupposes that cultures are incommensurable* with one another.  On one level, this is true, on a higher level, it is a truism–they are still both ‘cultures.’  Cultures, as considered here, is a fundamental psychological mechanism that is included in the homo sapiens adaptive package.   This … Continue reading Mediating Anthropology’s Feuding Factions

Complete & Consistent 

How familiar are you with nostalpogy? Not at all?  Yeah, me neither. it does not exist (at least to my knowledge as of 10 FEB 2017).  So, whatever it is that nosalpogy represents, it is something of which I cannot conceptualize.  Moreover, I'm incapable of conceptualizing it.  If no person can elucidate what nosalpogy is , if no one … Continue reading Complete & Consistent 

Being in society

Being a member of society requires behaving in specific ways and performing specific actions.  By doing so, you and I reaffirm not only, that our society actually exists, but also, that you and I (the individual entities) belong to this society. As members of society, we also do certain things that exclude other individuals.  Now, … Continue reading Being in society

Embedded Levels of Discourse

≬    Academia could stand to reconsider their current terminology or at the least review and reexamine the terms in usage.      Each sub-discipline has its own lexicon of jargon.  The technical terms of each sub-discipline are used to reference ethereal, only vaguely defined “things” whose empirical reality is sometimes questionable. Just because we cannot … Continue reading Embedded Levels of Discourse

SCIENCE AND RELIGION

[thesis] Science and religion's public juxtaposition created within our cultural era, presents the two paradigms as distinct and mutually exclusive worldviews.  The general resonance of the debate between the two worldviews sounds aggressive and emotional.   These domains are not necessarily engaged in a binary opposition.  They are, simply, two of innumerable types of social structures, … Continue reading SCIENCE AND RELIGION