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December 04, 2008

Life at the Bottom: The Worldview that Creates the Underclass

There are a several really good books that we read during the Summit Oxford program. The one that appears to be the students' favorite is Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass, by Theodore Dalrymple. I've discovered that all of the original essays are available online. I've linked them below, if you'd like to given them a…

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December 04, 2008

Thanksgiving in Oxford

Well, a week has gone by since Thanksgiving, and I thought I'd share a brief recap. On Thursday, the American students studying here visited the Oxford Study Abroad Programme offices for turkey sandwiches. One of the tutors here asked me the reason for Thanksgiving. "Is it thanksgiving for arrival [to the new world]?" I told him that it could be,…

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December 03, 2008

Born Believers: The Naturalness of Childhood Theism

Dr. Justin Barrett, currently Senior Researcher at Oxford's Centre for Anthropology and Mind in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, presents a scientific case for the naturalness of childhood belief in God.

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December 01, 2008

An Artist in Oxford

My tutorials have been quite an experience; as an artist, I am encouraged to explore and take ideas from the scenery that is integral to the city and its surroundings. Oxford is an aesthetic heaven. My primary tutor and I do practical work in painting and drawing, our meetings take place at his house. Not only I am able to…

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