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Imran Khan’s Dismal Performance in 10 Charts

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”  “There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.” These quotes are attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – the German poet and playwright. Well, quotes are quotes, and as an academic, I am inclined to find sources and exact page numbers. However, even if they cannot be […]

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On Baudrillard and “Impossible Burgers”

“The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth – it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true.” – Ecclesiastes* * (this is not a direct quote from Ecclesiastes but something invented by Baudrillard to stands as a strong metaphor to idea of simulation – that it is not […]

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Consuming Therapy

We have become active consumers of therapy!   This notion raises immediate alarm in the humanist and learned community for such notions stand to trivialize the suffering of many (as much as a quarter of Americans (Terlizzi & Zablotsky, 2020)) and feed the paternalistic stereotypes (e.g., weakness) around seeking help for mental issues. However, my […]

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Kuhn (1962), The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

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The Causes of War in Popular (Intellectual) Imagination. (Blainey, 1973)

Blainey in his book The Causes of War (1973) lists a number of causes of war in popular imagination.   “In the eighteenth century, many philosophers thought that the ambitions of absolute monarchs were the main cause of war; pull down the mighty, and wars would become rare. Another theory contended that many wars came […]

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The Blind Men and the Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe

THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT A HINDOO FABLE. John Godfrey Saxe (1872)   I. IT was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind.