Daily Archives: August 19, 2008

“I Am the Great Oz!”: Image of Vladimir Lenin Doing a Wizard of Oz Head-Float Over Tractor and People

The Cult of Personality, in which a “Great Man” hovers larger than life over the masses and seems to embody their utopian aspirations. Long before Lenin, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote this arresting passage (from his short story “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man”): [P]eople appeared … Continue reading

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Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Is Nature “Red in Tooth and Claw”?

In 1850 Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote In Memorium, a long poem of 131 Cantos, in memory of the death of his best friend, who died in 1833.  Though In Memorium was written nine years BEFORE Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859), Canto 56 … Continue reading

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Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses?: An Image I Snapped of a Homeless Woman on a Park Bench, the Statue of Liberty Standing in the Distance

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Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Does Evolution Produce “Killer Nannies”?

In response to my previous post, “Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Is There Slavery in Nature?”, which can be read here https://santitafarella.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/evolution-v-creation-metaphor-watch-is-there-slavery-in-nature/ , a University of Illinois biologist writes to correct an error that I had made in the post: Your analysis of … Continue reading

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