Thursday, December 20, 2007

Rated PG


One "F-word" used to get an R rating for the whole movie, but apparently times have changed.

(h/t James Stripes over at Patriots and Peoples. He also blogs Chess Skills.)


ChargingKing said...

If the historical aspects of this blog is at all interesting, I would direct you to Jared Diamond's landmark book "Guns, Germs, and Steel".

Wahrheit said...

I read that one, Chargingking, and think that it was a very good read, but neglects the impact of cultural factors versus biological/environmental ones.

ChargingKing said...

The book actually is nuetral in regards to presenting cultures because from the author's point of view the culture itself is greatly influenced by the geographic factors.

But the point is well taken. I, in fact, think certain ideologies should be at least looked at because they have transformed people from weak to very, very powerful, because say what you will about Christianity and Islam, but those belief systems have allowed for extensive survival chances for the adherants, evidenced by their conquests (Of which every culture tries to advance on the resources of others).

I think for what Diamond was trying to say he very effectively negated the need to even discuss culture. Which is not easy for me to admit since I'm a Cultural Anthropology major.

Eric Shoemaker said...

Hi Robert, thanks for the technical advice. It seems to be working well and my idea is off to the start I wanted.

Now if I could just get my game back on track.