Archives for January 4, 2010

Coturnix on Civility and Politeness

I don’t agree that civility is action and politeness is language. Politeness is formal arbitrary cultural convention, while civility is also arbitrary cultural convention but as dictated by Westernonormative agents. Both apply to language and behavior. But whatever. This post by Coturnix at A Blog Around the Clock is Bora’s take on online civility as…

I had mentioned earlier that the volcanoes of the Virugna region in the Western Rift Valley (as well as other highland spots) have often been islands of rain forest separated from each other by different habitats, including grasslands and wooded savannas. this has produced an island effect that has been a laboratory for evolution, and…

.. because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homepage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. – Thomas Jefferson