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My Place In Your History

September 11, 2016

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The problem with family legends -- like history -- is that the facts often get in the way of a neat, clean, and simple story.

My Betrayal: A Short History of My Search History In My Search for My Family’s History

August 7, 2016

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My foolish acceptance of Morton’s imperfect history, however, is not even the most troubling aspect of this short history of my search for my family’s history.

Seven Shades of Colonialism: Through the Looking Glass of Cultural Genocide

June 30, 2016

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Here’s the strange thing. My grandmother was an Indian, she presented herself to my class as an Indian, but it never occurred to me that I was an Indian too.

Me, My Mother, and You: Colonialism’s Bastards

April 24, 2016

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It is only the Western colonial obsession with the “racial” purity of blood that cuts off my ties -- our ties -- to a shared history we should all call our own.

Go home, Philosophy. Evolution has got this.

March 28, 2016

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Evolution answers – in broad terms – almost all the fundamental questions of philosophy.

As Insignificant As A Star: The Brief Light of Consciousness

March 13, 2016

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Sagan’s claim about the specialness of humans, however, like all such claims, does not make much sense.

No Reason, No Cry: Determinism May Be Good For Your Health

February 22, 2016

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To put it bluntly, without free will, we must discard any notion of human reason, which presumes we can freely will our way in and out of beliefs or anything else about which we might reason.