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Same Words

Depth of experience fashions a groove in your brain that plays again through analogy. A 'like' experience serves as a reminder that literally brings the experience to mind. Our minds, being imperfect analogue devices, recreate the experience as best as possible with the result being more like the ghost at the other end of Edison's machine, a simulacrum… Continue reading Same Words

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Questions, America

If you want to raise my ire in the classroom, just claim that facts and statistics are unequivocally better than any other kind of argumentative support. Personal or expert testimony are only 'matters of opinion,' to be avoided at all costs, at least according to many of my students. In a week I'll start teaching an American Literature… Continue reading Questions, America