The Age of Reason

The Enlightenment, an intellectual and philosophical movement that emphasized the power of reason, dominated Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Following the Age of Science, which marked a radical change in scientific thought during the 16th and 17th centuries, many Enlightenment men were equipped with scientific ideologies. Science made people aware of the natural law and their natural…

The Just-World Belief System

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? Do you believe you reap what you sow? Or maybe, what goes around comes around? Such figures of speech, that suggest inevitable retaliation, are part of a just-world belief system. Those who have been raised in a religious context, or are aware of it, understand that…

Ted Bundy: Justifiable Death Penalty Case

Evil, deceptive, and manipulative. Former social worker and political campaign activist. On the FBI’s most wanted list. Convicted of dozens of sex killings in Washington State, Utah, Colorado, and Florida. More than 20 young women beaten, strangled, abducted, bludgeoned, raped, sexually mutilated, and sexually molested. Serial killer. Ted Bundy. The FBI defines a serial killer…

Language Beyond Communication

When one thinks of language, one’s mind generally shifts to its ability to let us communicate with one another, whether it is to express our feelings, to inform, or to direct. But language is often taken for granted; we rarely talk about its significance or think about what it can offer beyond communication, possibly because…

This Thing We Call Time

Have you ever questioned, for instance, why are we so caught up with time? Why do we feel like we’re always running out of it? Why do some days feel like forever, while others end in the blink of an eye? Why do we always hear “time is money” and what does it really mean?