We will meet again the Wednesday after break. Please read through the chapter “Here Kitty Kitty.”
For Friday’s discussion read to chapter 8.
Well, this was one result and I am in love with it.
There Were Signs
there were signs
signs that told us to stop
to keep off
to think about it
signs designed to scare us
to deter us
to frighten us
but we plowed ahead
we chose not to notice the sky slowly fade to black
we chose not to look when the flowers started to wilt
we ignored the debris that piled up behind us
we ignored the scorched land we created
maybe back then we had a chance
but that door is closed
forever blocked off
we tried to hold on
at the end
we really did
all that remains of those efforts are handprints strung along the walls
we were too late
we died out
sprawled on the concrete
mounds of nothing
left for the maggots to chew through
but these weren’t our only holes
eventually, we will fade away and be nothing more than a footprint left in the dust
we can’t complain about this
we do not get angry
we are not allowed to be sad
because we knew
Please add agenda items for Communitas 11.
Read chapter 5 for discussion on Tuesday.
Factors that are changing as you do an experiment are known as variables. We will discuss the three main types of variables – independent, dependent and controlled.
For those who participated in lecture one in the World History series and are interested in learning more about pre-historical humans…
This fall PBS released a new Nova program called Dawn of Humanity. It explores a recent discovery in a deep cave in South Africa that might cause some rethinking about human development. This is a good example that the science of pre-historical humans is still very much unsettled.
- During the lecture I mentioned the obscure psychological theory, Bicameral Mind. Here is an article that explores it in the context of the HBO show Westward. If you just want a primer on Bicameralism, the Wikipedia page is a good enough place to start.
- Other things that were mentioned that you might want to explore more:
Here are some links to resources the archivists mentioned during our trip to MSU today. I’ll be glad to help you search these collections for your topics. I was playing around with them tonight and I found a number of good things for a few of you.
MSU Special Collections: libraries.missouristate.edu/Archives.htm includes guides to the collections they have onsite and links to the collections that have already been digitized. http://digitalcollections.missouristate.edu
State Historical Society of Missouri: http://shsmo.org/ Art collections, photo collections, manuscripts, maps. Many resources are already digitized and available through the Digital Collections link: http://digital.shsmo.org/cdm/
History Museum on the Square photo archive: http://www.historymuseumonthesquare.org/archives/
Springfield-Greene County Library Digitized Collections: http://thelibrary.org/lochist/digicollections.cfm
Read chapter 4.