Author Archives: Prof. Woland

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Hard & Soft Sciences–or perhaps the Simple and Complex Sciences..

My good friend Brent and I have had an ongoing discussion for many years about perceptions and labels for the sciences–i.e. the the natural and the social sciences.   In our society, the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology,..) are preeminent–and they … Continue reading

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When equality becomes privilege

It is my experience that a lot of people have issues with the word, “privilege” when it comes to explaining the everyday experiences of inequality and of violence in our society.  I also would agree that “privilege” is not the perfect … Continue reading

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Understanding Complexity

This post came from a response to a friend’s posting of this article about Trump, but it also relates to many thoughts I’ve had before about how we understand reality.. and how we do not. In specific–it deals with the need … Continue reading

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The Resonance of Exclusion

“Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us.” —Tyler … Continue reading

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Random convergence on privilege

Two points converge. 1. So this morning I was driving to the east side bus transfer location (where I would park and then catch the bus in).  On the Bob & Tom comedy show (radio), one of the hosts started … Continue reading

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MBTI–flawed but still meaningful

On Facebook today I came across this article in my feed–with the title of: “Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless” And I had to respond.  The response is below… ——————— Um.. the critiques that it’s not scientifically valid are … Continue reading

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Iowa-2016 Caucuses

Perspective on last night’s Iowa Caucuses: 1. Cruz has successfully won the Republican side–with such other illustrious former nominees like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. Wait! Neither of those guys went on to be the nominee! Instead it was Romney … Continue reading

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