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On Crowley and Gates

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(CNN) — The commissioner of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police department said Thursday he “deeply regrets” the arrest of prominent black Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., but stands by the procedures followed by his department. “I believe that Sgt. [James] Crowley acted in a way that is c ...

Chicken Little and Critical Thinking

A Pre-modern Chicken Little Story Chicken Little was not quite yet a postmodern chicken. She enjoyed the freedom to express herself with her friends and sister chickens as they clucked about the barnyard. One day, Chicken Little experienced some cognitive dissonance when an object hit her on the head. Having never experienced this phenomenon, her left-brain interpreter kicked in and deduced that the sky must be falling. As she attempted to decide what to do about this impending calamity, s ...