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[12 May 2004|12:01pm]

After Reading "Lord Of The Flies", a simple debate has been presented that I am having difficulty choosing between sides, I'm hoping that you guys can swing me in one direction..

View#1: Robert Ardery, a social scientist, believes that human behavior is the result of EVOLUTION. He believes that man is a natural killer who evolved from a killer ape, not a happy-banana-eating chimpanzee, and that this urge to kill is always lying just beneath the surface.

View#2: B.F. Skinner, a psychologist, believes behavior is determined from without, not from within; punishment and reward determine whether or not a certain kind of behavior will become habitual. Skinner believes that human behavior can be predicted and shaped.

Thanks a lot!
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[04 May 2004|09:59am]

"If the children of the nation's elites were facing enemy fire without body armor, riding through gantlets of bombs in unarmored Humvees, fighting desperately in an increasingly hostile environment because of arrogant and incompetent civilian leadership, then those problems might well find faster solutions."
William Broyles, Jr. - NY Times
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Trying to start a debate [19 Jan 2004|12:55pm]

I hated Catcher in the Rye.
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W;t [19 Jan 2004|12:47pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Had anyone both read the book W;t and seen the movie? If so I have a question, do you think

Death (comma) thou shalt die
Death (period) though shalt die

is more powerful? Or more correct?

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Monkeys on LSD anyone? [08 Jan 2004|03:25pm]

[ mood | content ]

Yesterday I read Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. What a crrrazy f'd-up book. Loved it.

It turned out to be an almost one-sitting read - like a car accident I couldn't look away from.

Any thoughts?

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[03 Jan 2004|02:43pm]

I just finished the Amber Spyglass last night. I absolutely love this trilogy. My fav. was AS, then Golden Compass, then The Subtle Knife. Anyone else read them?


P.S. I'm new ^_^

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[03 Jan 2004|02:33pm]

hi im new here and enjoyreading thrillers espessially james patterson
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plunging right in [02 Jan 2004|07:49pm]

[ mood | cynical ]

hi. jmeanne, 23, hopeless book-junkie. :)

now in the interest of debate...

has anyone read The Nanny Diaries?

i absolutely loathed this book. the characters were completely un-redeeming, shallow, and self-involved. even the main character which i suppose you're intended to identify with was little more than a greedy, spineless, opportunist. harsh you say? wait there's more...

and the rant continues ;)Collapse )

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[30 Dec 2003|07:25am]
Hi, I just joined this community and am looking forward to some intersting discussions.
I like to view things from every possible angle, and to achieve that opinions from others are very helpful.
Now that was a short introduction...well, hello all.
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Hey! [29 Dec 2003|05:38pm]

21 year old college senior here, I love reading books esp. when they're not for class, and I love debating and talking about them. Anyone read Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, those are definitely a debate waiting to happen. I'm in the middle of "The Davinci Code" at the moment, which I have also heard is debate worthy but wait till i finish please :) anyway glad to find you guys, joined you from the book_worm community.
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[29 Dec 2003|04:37pm]

Hi, I'm currently a freshman at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, I am pursuing a major (or Program of Emphasis[POE] at Juniata) in molecular biology with an strong interest in pre-medicine...more specifically pre-chiropractic medicine. To mirror the thoughts of the previous individual, I also enjoy observing debates on various subjects. Although I do read, I'm not as avid as many of you are who will join this community, but regardless, I do enjoy posting an opinion here and there, and could give some insight on any topics that are science-related, so look for me in the future. Look forward to reading your posts, later!
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[04 Dec 2003|07:54pm]

Hello everyone. My name is Morgan. I love to read, but I don’t really enjoy discussing books all that much. Actually, I enjoy watching a good debate, especially debates on books. I know that sounds a little strange, but who cares?

P.S. - I’ve decided to leave it up to you on what authors to put in the info area. This is your community. I’m just here to read. If you have a suggestion, just post.
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