Month: September 2015

The Rise of Napoleon:  Savior of Revolution or Modern Day Dictator?

The Rise of Napoleon: Savior of Revolution or Modern Day Dictator?

Napoleon’s rise to power mirrors that of many modern day dictators. In order to better understand Napoleon’s rise, i want you to also investigate the former dictator of Egypt, Hosni Mubarek’s, rise to power (that is not him in the above picture ūüėČ Download the […]

Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics

The Human Sciences Area of Knowledge focuses on the social sciences NOT including history. ¬†Behavioral Economics is an excellent discipline to study within this AOK because it is the marriage between psychology and economics, two previously distinct social sciences. Read this primer below from Harvard […]

Does the End Justify the Means?  Analyzing Robespierre’s Rationale for Terror

Does the End Justify the Means? Analyzing Robespierre’s Rationale for Terror

Two quotes are relevant to our discussion and understanding of the TERROR during the french revolution: “By any means necessary” and “does the end justify the means?” ¬†Both of these quotes contain within them assumptions about ethical systems. ¬†They both presume that if the outcome […]

Does God Exist?

Does God Exist?

Does God Exist? ¬†I’m sure you have an EMOTIONAL reaction to that question, perhaps even a RATIONALE one; or maybe it’s your INTUITION that provides you with the answer?? What you are going to be tasked with is articulating a response to the aforementioned question […]

Why We’re Smart and Can I Get Smarter?

Why We’re Smart and Can I Get Smarter?

UPDATED ASSIGNMENT SHEET: Intelligence Essential Question PBL You’re concerned with your intelligence. You probably, erroneously, even attach your self esteem to your academic reported level of intelligence. You believe intelligence is the key to your future happiness (when you really should be focused on your […]

The Evolutionary Explanation of Disgust!  Eeew.

The Evolutionary Explanation of Disgust! Eeew.

  Link here! http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/disgust/

Brain Localization

Brain Localization

“Examine one study related to localization of function in the brain” is a learning outcome in the biological level of analysis (BLOA). It is VERY important to understand that as Dr. LeDoux, Neuroscientist at NYU and director of the Emotional Brain Institute, says we must: […]

How Good People Go Bad: Mob Mentality Understood

How Good People Go Bad: Mob Mentality Understood

From soccer riots to halloween vandalism…Ferguson to France–there are too many terrible examples of rioting and mass violence to count! ¬†But as good historians (and intellectuals) we don’t simply say, “oh man, that was an intense riot!” and dismiss or even acknowledge it. ¬†No, we […]

Religious Knowledge Systems

Religious Knowledge Systems

Religion has existed almost as long as civilization itself. ¬†In fact, no civilization has lasted more than 3 generations without developing some kind of religion. ¬†The question is where did religion come from? ¬†Believers obviously say, “GOD” but then how did we end up with […]

Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love

“Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love.” ¬†–Robert Palmer “You are the Perfect Drug” –Nine Inch Nails It’s truly remarkable that love has been likened to a drug by so many poets, artists and authors; and yet–it’s taken this long for someone like […]