Posts by Ryan Slauer

The Limits of Education: Knowledge Versus Wisdom

Teddy Roosevelt famously quipped that to educate a man in mind but not in morals is to create a menace to society. Something like this may…

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Why Did Curiosity Kill the Cat?

Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. So the saying goes. Originally it was care that killed the cat, as popularized by Shakespeare in…

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ON CAMPUS: Justice For All

A gasp is the standard reaction to the Justice For All exhibit, displayed in Tate Plaza on Monday and Tuesday. The organization, which uses graphic images…

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‘Medical Child Abuse’ and its Abusers

Something fishy is going on at Boston Children’s Hospital. Take the Hilliard family, for instance. In 2006, the Hilliards took daughter Eithene to Boston Children’s after…

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Embryo Ethics

In a recent article in The New York Times, Gina Kolata profiled the story of Amanda Kalinsky, a 30-year-old with a rare and deadly neurodegenerative disease.…

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Bread and Circuses

The ancients loved to be entertained. Despite varying degrees of asceticism in different cultures, entertainment was as significant an aspect of the ancient milieu as it…

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REVIEW: Wolf’s Appetite

Ah, The Wolf of Wall Street. What a film. Released on Christmas Day (was this supposed to be a joke?), this decadent and lewd three-hour display…

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ON CAMPUS: Quentin Skinner & the Nature of Freedom

On Thursday, October 17, world-renowned political theorist Quentin Skinner came to the University of Georgia to give the School of Public and International Affairs’ George S.…

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Ovid’s Cultural Realism

Publius Ovidius Naso (better known as Ovid) was born in 43 B.C., one year after the assassination of Julius Caesar, in the town of Sulmo, just…

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Against Scientific Hubris

I recently saw Iron Man 3 with my family. Amid the explosions, the intense fight scenes, and the comical hubris of Tony Stark, one thing stuck…

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