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Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
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This book explores an important topic, the concept that human beings exist without any biologically deterministic viewpoints and thus can be shaped completely by the "correct" ideas from society itself, but when it leaves firm science falls into the very system of thought that it laments.
Pinker explores the history of biological determinism, and dissects the major arguments against it, effectively proving his point by page 223; however, from that point onward, he discusses the "positive" applications of his research from a progressivist, scientistic, and individualistic viewpoint, thus affirming the very belief systems that gave rise to his much-detest concept of… Read more
Phenomenon (Bilingual) <b>DVD</b> ~ John Travolta
Phenomenon (Bilingual) DVD ~ John Travolta
This retelling of "Stranger in a Strange Land" explores the possibility that, in a crazy society such as our own, someone might discover sanity/genius and thus become completely alienated. It does a great job of that; unfortunately, the story is paced incorrectly and thus has a long introduction, a crammed development and a schmaltzy, lengthy, sickening ending. Like most tales in which a character is suddenly a genius, such as "Flowers For Algernon," there's a conflict between love for a woman and the alienation of someone feared by others for his ability. To his credit, John "I was in Disco movies" Travolta does a great job of portraying a man overwhelmed by… Read more