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Thought of the day: Comprehensive Guide to What Matters

14 Mar 2022 1 minute read 0 comments VVoytila

Does x matter? They ask rhetorically, with tired innuendo. Well, it depends on the context, however here is a very short guide to what may and may not matter in the eye of the beholder. The test is simple: is there a word for it? There is a reason wh...

(JaiChai) "The Dragon Man" - A new human species closer to us than Neanderthals

15 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments JaiChai

    A rare, signed and non-watermarked version of this image in a higher resolution is available for download at: https://creary.net/digitalart/@jaichai/the-dragon-man-a-new-human-species   Background - A human skull was discovered by a brid...

Some People's Ignorance is Awe-Inspiring

29 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

Some people on Fet really do amaze me. They amaze me by the fact that despite being there longer than I, they have learned so little from the community, from people of different ethnicity, income brackets and gender identities, to themselves. I canno...

Local Knowledge by Clifford Geertz, Chapters 5 & 7 Summary

29 Mar 2021 5 minute read 0 comments Maximilian Brichta

In the chapters 5 & 7 of Local Knowledge, Geertz discusses art as an object of anthropological study, assesses issues with "modern" notions of "thought," and offers critiques the elitism and disciplinary boundaries within the academy.  Chapter 5 – “A...

Breaking Dawn ; On Forest Floor

7 Dec 2020 5 minute read 0 comments Hermitworldwide

===X=== Last Verse ===X=== It was an aged, partly mouldy wooden box that looked awfully like a coffin that was last on the terminator termites termination list. They had found what they had been digging all night for, it was the breaking of dawn but...

[Fragment III] - "Man, the Abstracted Animal" | L'esprit de Thésée dans la Révolution Canadienne

8 Jul 2020 6 minute read 1 comment Coty Reh

[The following fragment was translated from what remains of a manuscript titled L'esprit de Thésée dans la Révolution Canadienne. They were penned by a journalist and essayist named Charles René who allegedly cataloged the collapse of Canadian societ...

Arjun Appadurai, "Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance"

5 Apr 2020 1 minute read 2 comments rhyzom

Recently picked up this book of Appadurai's and have nearly finished it. Appadurai (who is an anthropologist recognized as a major theorist in globalization studies) is one of the few people out there whose work is focused on investigating the finan...

The Coronavirus Lockdown is Changing Trends in Population Level Psychology

4 Apr 2020 3 minute read 7 comments Daniel Goldman

I’m a fan of using whatever tools we have available for collecting data, especially when the methods don’t reveal any personal information of individuals. When I first started writing about the potential effects of the coronavirus lockdown and social...

The Many Issues With Citing Russian Meddling

24 Jul 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Daniel Goldman

It has been claimed that if not for Russian meddling, Trump would not have been elected President. However, there are numerous issues with this claim. be politically active. So young people are the ones who are more likely to be influenced by socia...

Government as Institutionalized Force: A Definition

18 Jul 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Daniel Goldman

What is government? It’s not pretty. That’s for sure.   I’ve been writing about politics for the last 15 years or so. I’ve thought a lot about government, and have reached the conclusion that I don’t like it. But I haven’t really been able to define...