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Human Humans and Human Animals

Human Humans and Human Animals

In no case is an animal activity to be interpreted in terms of higher psychological processes if it can be fairly interpreted in terms of processes which stand lower in the scale of psychological evolution and development.” Morgan’s Canon…

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Added by Edward Teach on June 16, 2014 at 1:24pm — 2 Comments

Human Overhaul 365

This is a little cheesy, but I put together a self'-help blog to cover strategies I implemented towards physical, emotional, and cognitive improvements:

Human Overhaul 365…

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Added by Edward Teach on May 15, 2014 at 8:35am — 6 Comments

What's YOUR Theme?

http://humanoverhaul365.blogspot.com/2014/04/playing-race-card.html

Freud was keen on the influence of early experiences on personality development. Recently, I explored memories of my own solitary, fantasy, play themes from…

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Added by Edward Teach on April 27, 2014 at 3:35pm — 14 Comments

Playing the "Race Card"

http://humanoverhaul365.blogspot.com/2014/04/playing-race-card.html

The first college course I taught was a section on General Psychology in Charleston, SC. The demographics of my class was about half white kids and…

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Added by Edward Teach on April 26, 2014 at 10:55am — 13 Comments

Are we Dancing Bears?

http://edwardteach100.blogspot.com/2014/04/are-we-dancing-bears.html

If you want to understand a species, observe the behaviors of it's members over time. Bears have specific behaviors that have been exhibited throughout bear history. Bears forage, hibernate, are omnivorous, and so on. While the reactions of one bear in a particular situation may be unpredictable, the…

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Added by Edward Teach on April 16, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

On a Better Metaphor for Consciousness

Until very recently, consciousness was considered sort of a “black box.” A mysterious phenomenon too complex to even attempt to explain in any objective manner. However, new theories are beginning to …

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Added by Edward Teach on April 15, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

On Snobbery

I had a fairly unpleasant high school experience. In the middle of my tenth grade year, my family moved from the coast of South Carolina to the Piedmont of North Carolina. My new high school had two distinct social groups: tobacco farmers’ kids and the privileged children of fairly affluent…

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Added by Edward Teach on April 14, 2014 at 12:06pm — 3 Comments

On Being a Real Man

On Being a Real Man



Disclaimer: Given that men and women are equal representatives of the human race, the qualities of a real man may be identical to the qualities of a real woman or simply, a real person.



I was raised in a culture that clearly defined what it meant to be a real man. As a male in this environment, the importance of achieving real manhood… Continue

Added by Edward Teach on April 9, 2014 at 12:05pm — 6 Comments

Poem from the Existential Atheists Group: A Letter from the Bones of a Broken Pirate

A Letter from My Bones:

 

We are here to remind you of who you are.

You are temporary.

You are broken.

You are pieces and parts that fit together less and less…

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Added by Edward Teach on January 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Atheist or Agnostic?

Atheist or Agnostic?



a·the·ist - a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.

 

 

ag·nos·tic - a person…

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Added by Edward Teach on January 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

On Why Believing is not an Option for Me....

On why believing is not an option for me...

There is an invisible creature that follows me everywhere I go. It reads my mind and knows my deepest secrets. The creature loves me, but it is jealous and will punish me if I don’t love it back. Since it reads my mind, the creature can even punish me for my thoughts. I must never have doubts about its complete power over me or I will be made to suffer horribly. I would do anything for the creature, even…

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Added by Edward Teach on January 15, 2014 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

Critical evaluation of some “Old Sayings”

"Faith can move mountains."

 

Faith can move… nothing. Dynamite, bulldozers, big trucks, and people of action have proven an effective means for messing mountains up, but faith has yet to move even a grain of sand. On a side note, “faith” is generally regarded as a positive attribute. The term refers to belief…

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Added by Edward Teach on December 5, 2013 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

On Critical Thinking

By nature, critical thinking leads to more questions than answers. For a skilled critical thinker, issues are rarely simple. Because critical thought requires approaching a problem from many angles and many perspectives, solutions tend to come in shades of gray rather than black and white. 



People who are not inclined towards critical thinking, have a much greater tendency to see things in terms of black and white. For them, conforming to a solution posed by the…

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Added by Edward Teach on December 3, 2013 at 6:13pm — 4 Comments

Kudos to A/N

I rarely visit A/N these days, but I want to express my gratitude for my experiences as an A/N member. Having worked alone in my efforts to hammer out rationally sound philosophies for a number of years, A/N gave me access to a world of brilliant thinkers. There were numerous issues I was having a hard time wrapping my mind around, and I was very fortunate to find thinkers who had traveled further down the path. Answers to life's eternal questions are not found on A/N. However, A/N does…

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Added by Edward Teach on March 12, 2013 at 9:55am — 8 Comments

Southern Baptists Fundie Students

I had two SBF students walk out of my class the other day when we had a discussion about the rights of the mother vs the rights of the unborn. They said such discussion was "just wrong." They also sent angry e-mails when I talked about the oppression of homosexuals in America.

HOWEVER... their strong moral convictions did not keep them from cheating on today's test.

At this juncture, the incident struck me more as predictable than ironic!

Added by Edward Teach on November 29, 2010 at 1:33pm — 6 Comments

Outlaw Biker

I wrote an article and sent dozens of pics from the Fire in the Hole Rally. It's being published in the next issue of Outlaw Biker!!! I'm psyched!

Added by Edward Teach on March 12, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Praying to a Jug of Milk

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk6ILZAaAMI

Added by Edward Teach on February 9, 2010 at 2:03pm — 5 Comments

What's YOUR Theory?





I teach a class on Counseling Theory and love it! One assignment I give for students to create an original theory that answers the following questions:



1. What is life all about?



Freud: Our instinctual drives (id) are forever at war with social propriety (superego) and life is about maintaining a balance between these two… Continue

Added by Edward Teach on January 19, 2010 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

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