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Max Müller – Another free thinker held back by creeps

Max Müller (1823-1900) was a German born Indologist who is often credited with creating the disciplines of Indian Studies and Comparative Religion. His Sacred Books of the East is downloadable and can probably still be found in most major libraries, in the archives if not … Continue reading


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Individual Rights and Freedoms

Individual Rights and Freedoms is an admirable political ideal that aims to defend the fundamental rights of an individual within society. However, once put into political practice, defining and upholding the idea of individual rights and freedoms usually presents an … Continue reading


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Pelegianism and authoritarian personalities

Preamble: Why I’m not too enthusiastic about Christian theology  (skip to main entry, Pelegianism) Reading over material for this update, I came to feel that Pelegianism is a great example of why I’m not overly enthused about the history of Christian … Continue reading


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Ivan Petrovich Pavlov – Another Russian pioneer

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936) was a pioneering Russian physiologist credited with developing the scientific study of Behaviorism. Rather than spend time rewriting what every psychology 101 student learns, I’ll just copy and paste Wikipedia’s version of Pavlov’s remarkable contribution to the … Continue reading


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B. F. Skinner

Embed from Getty Images B. F. Skinner (Burrhus Frederic, 1904-90) was an American psychologist best known for his exposition and development of Behaviorism. Skinner followed in the tradition that began with the Russian Ivan Pavlov and which was helped along … Continue reading