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Pop Culture vs. Philosophy

Raynor Ganan discovered, to his dismay, that Google Image Search tends to identify “John Locke” as a LOST character, rather than as an English philosopher. It was this discussion that prompted his investigation: i was trying to explain jeremy bentham’s panopticon to my 5 year-old nephew this weekend and he was like, “geesh uncle ray, i [...]

13 Bizarre Stipulations in Wills

News outlets reported this week that legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite never amended his will to include Joanna Simon, who had been his girlfriend for the last four years of his life. Cronkite’s daughter said the newsman never planned to leave Simon, a former opera singer and older sister of Carly Simon, any sort of inheritance, [...]