The Mismeasure of Man is a monograph that challenges the concept of biological determinism and the pseudoscience behind the concept of heritable as well as quantifiable IQ. Stephen Jay Gould was a paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and a historian of science. Gould uses his knowledge of biology to not only discredit false beliefs, but explains his […]Read more "The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould"
At the time, the US was 37 hours into Operation Desert Storm. President Bush claims he wanted to minimize casualties, but the reality was that Iraqi civilians were not safe under coalition bombing. Iraqi’s inavsion of Kuwait was induced by slant oil drilling and economic disputes between the two countries. President Bush reveals that he […]Read more "George H.W. Bush Press Conference On Day Three Of The Gulf War (1991)"
The photograph displays a Kiowa woman with her baby. What the child is in cradleboard. This was a type of baby carrier Kiowa women would use to hold their children. Such photographs are a record of a world that no longer exists. The Kiowa migrated from southwestern Montana to the Great Plains and much of […]Read more "A Kiowa Mother With Her Child (1800s)"
This is a 1976 interview of Stan Lee ( 1922-2018) the comics publisher and artist who was responsible for the creation of popular Marvel superheroes Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, and many other comics characters that are a major part of American popular culture. Lee in this interview discusses what elements made Marvel a […]Read more "Stan Lee Interview (1976)"
This statue is an artistic representation of King Kafre a ruler of the fourth dynasty( 2575 B.C.E- 2465 B.C.E). Kafre’s time period was the Old Kingdom ( 2686 B.C.E -2181 B.C.E) . This statue was made of diorite and stands at a height of 66 1/8 inches. There is not much known about this Pharaoh. […]Read more "King Khafre Statue (2530 B.C.E)"
This is an engraving by Albert Durer during the Renaissance. This engraving was thought to be one of his earliest signed works in the medium. There are a total of four women shown in the engraving thought to be witches. All are nude, which indicates there is some form of erotic nature to the engraving. […]Read more "The Four Witches (1497) By Albert Durer"
This is the first edition of the Gothic horror novel that would later become a major part of popular culture. Bram Stoker the Irish novelist never lived to see his creations become a financial success. Writing was never a profession that led to immense profits or economic security. Dracula has spawned numerous films and vampire related […]Read more "The First Edition of Dracula (1897)"