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Religion and Politics

Blake engages with the French revolutionary debates in his “A Song of Liberty.” Thomas Paine, who also engages in those same debates, believes that “There never did, there never will, and there never can, exist a parliament, or any description of men, or any generation of men, in any country, possess of the right or […] Continue reading

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The Pain of Will

Though William Blake is not anti-religious as Thomas Paine is, they both share a similar distaste for the church and state and how they operate (rule) society. In Thomas Paine’s “The Rights of Man Part 1”, he argues against the fallacy of his government: “what is government more than the management of the affairs of […] Continue reading

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Prophets against Empire

In his marginal comments to Watson’s An Apology for the Bible, Blake considers Thomas Paine’s secular enlightenment assault on revealed religion to be the work of “either a Devil or an Inspired Man” (456).  He also notes that “Paine is a better Christian than the Bishop” (460).  For next Wednesday (2/28), write a post that reflects […] Continue reading

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Prophets against Empire

In his marginal comments to Watson’s An Apology for the Bible, Blake considers Thomas Paine’s secular enlightenment assault on revealed religion to be the work of “either a Devil or an Inspired Man” (456).  He also notes that “Paine is a better Christian than the Bishop” (460).  For next Wednesday (2/28), write a post that reflects […] Continue reading

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We have diff definitions of Genius -Blake

“As none by travelling over known lands can find out the unknown, So from already acquired knowledge Man could not acquire more. Therefore an universal Poetic Genius already exists.” -Blake Blake’s perspective on Genius and of art seems to be a very natural one -one that does not require higher forms of schooling.  Perhaps is […] Continue reading

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Vampires, Zombies, and Trump — Oh, My!

The 2016 presidential election signaled countless changes to life in the United States: a president who tweets at 3 a.m., an all-powerful first daughter, attempts to repeal common-sense healthcare efforts, etc. The swearing-in of another Republican leader is also likely to affect the content in venues that might surprise some Americans: their local multiplexes. Followers […] Continue reading

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Pauline Hopkins and the American Dilemma

In 2016, during the height of the presidential primaries, the Pew Research Center reported that black and white Americans are (unsurprisingly) split on how much racial progress has been achieved in America eight years after President Barack Obama took office. In response to the statement “Our country has made the changes needed to give blacks […] Continue reading

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The Politics of Space

While we think the works of scientific groups who strive to understand our universe can operate regardless of our political … MoreContinue reading Continue reading

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Climate Change – A Political Battle

The Earth’s climate has undergone changes throughout its 4.5 billion year history. Most of these climate changes can be attributed to small variations in Earth’s orbit that affect the amount of solar energy that the planet receives. Recently, the Earth … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The global warming “controversy” and the politicization of science

Despite popular, largely politically-based claims to the contrary, global warming is a scientific observation explained by an accepted, well-defined scientific theory. Most debate over whether global warming exists and how it is caused occurs not among scientists who study climate change, but among the general public, mostly due to a lack of understanding and what […] Continue reading Continue reading

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