Part & Parser/Parcel

parse v. 1 resolve (a sentence) into its component parts and describe their syntactic roles 2 Computing analyse (text) into logical syntactic components -Origin C16: perh. from ME pars 'parts of speech', from Fr. pars 'parts' syntax n.1 the combination  of words and phrases to create well formed sentences > a set of rules for or an analysis of this 2 the structure of statements in a … Continue reading Part & Parser/Parcel

Look up avalanche?

The World's Worst Disasters. Season 1; Episode 4-Alpine Avalanches. Lazy Saturday of indulging in 'this type of show", when this episode's discussion included an explication of the types of avalanches, gave me the "hey, I never noticed that" experience and also triggered a memory. I'm a native, English speaker who grew up exclusively in the … Continue reading Look up avalanche?

On Remorse or Regret

 ..and that fills me with remorse. Which is different than regret. -  William Powell ( author of the Anarchist Cookbook as quoted from the documentary American Anarchist) ° context for quote below, citations at end.  I think I'm aware that there is certainly that possibility, I think that's inherent in the 3 paragraphs that I have just read... … Continue reading On Remorse or Regret

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