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Flying Lotus - I Feel Like Dying (Instrumental)

Nobody - "Porpoise Song"

over - portishead

Johnny Cash - Hurt

The Doors - The End

Jane Birkin. - Jane B - Si le coeur vous en dit

Alain Goraguer : L'oiseau

Dorothy Ashby - Myself When Young

What kind of person would be fine with the following....

- Some black and brown families move into their previously all-white neighborhood.

- A black or brown woman gets hired to replace their former boss who was a white guy.

- Their daughter starts dating or even considers marrying a standard looking black or brown fellow.

- A media icon gets re-visioned from a white character to a black or brown character. (Say hi to your new Haitian Spider-Man)

- Their church welcomes the first black and brown families as new members.

- Any other instance where a white identity is no longer the standard or the default and a non-white identity is given an equal or higher footing.

Would a "colorblind" person be fine with those things, or would a person who believes in Multiculturalism welcome them?

Born good? Babies help unlock the origins of morality

It's a question people have asked for as long as there have been people: are human beings inherently good? Are we born with a sense of morality or do we arrive blank slates, waiting for the world to teach us right from wrong? Or could it be worse? Do we start out nasty, selfish devils, who need our parents, teachers, and religions to whip us into shape?

As we first reported last fall, the only way to know for sure, is to ask a baby. But until recently, it's been hard to persuade them to open up and share their secrets. Enter the baby lab.

This is the creature at the center of the greatest philosophical, moral, and religious debates about the nature of man: the human baby. They don't do much, can't talk, can't write, can't expound at length about their moral philosophies. But does that mean they don't have one? The philosopher Rousseau considered babies "perfect idiots...Knowing nothing," and Yale psychologist Karen Wynn, director of the Infant Cognition Center here, the baby lab, says for most of its history, her field agreed.


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