Something of a Hobby: Calling Out to the Humanities and Social Sciences

  I have to admit; archaeological hoaxes, frauds, and general conspiracy theories are something of a fascination of mine.  I was first introduced to the subject academically via Kenneth Feder’s Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries during my junior year of college, and it’s a book I highly recommend, especially for anyone unfamiliar with the anthropological community’s…Continue reading Something of a Hobby: Calling Out to the Humanities and Social Sciences

A Statement on the Universal Subordination of Women

Within academic Feminist theory there lies a deeply troubling question: Why are women universally subordinated? Of course, the nature of this question in many ways presupposes the kinds of answers we should expect. However, while this does not completely devalue either the question or the analysis, we should evaluate the principal premise because it is…Continue reading A Statement on the Universal Subordination of Women

Just War: A Commentary on Religion and Violence (By way of the Crusades)

The Crusades are one of the most commonly cited examples of religious conflict. Even today, the Crusades still metaphorically stand in for any number of religiously-tinged battles, conversion endeavors, or various other political fall-out (I’m looking at you CNN). They are also often held up as evidence of the latent violence existing within religion itself…Continue reading Just War: A Commentary on Religion and Violence (By way of the Crusades)