The Hidden Power of Implicit Thought in Opinion Formation

The Hidden Power of Implicit Thought in Opinion Formation By David Metcalfe September 8, 2018 Introduction The beginning of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense (the highest selling American title of all time), states this: “Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance … Continue reading The Hidden Power of Implicit Thought in Opinion Formation

Following Your Dreams Is Stupid, and It’s Better To Be A Boring Simpleton

Following Your Dreams Is Stupid, And It’s Better To Be A Boring Simpleton By David Metcalfe August 30, 2018 I remember an old episode of “The Cosby Show” where Elvin and Sandra, a young couple who had recently graduated medical and law school, respectively, decided to reject the careers they had studied for and instead opt into an ill-advised business scheme. Sandra’s parents, Bill and … Continue reading Following Your Dreams Is Stupid, and It’s Better To Be A Boring Simpleton

Expressions of The Essential Jesus Christ

Expressions of The Essential Jesus Christ By David Metcalfe August 15, 2018 Socializing the Cultural Jesus I was recently discussing plans for the fall with a friend, and he talked about how he likes the secular culture for the drinking, parties, and critical thinking, but also likes the Christian culture for the friends, spirituality and fun social events, so he wants to go to a … Continue reading Expressions of The Essential Jesus Christ

How To Bake A Cake For A Gay Wedding

How To Bake A Cake For A Gay Wedding By David Metcalfe August 2, 2018 When a couple orders a wedding cake at your bakery, it is a very simple process to prepare a cake that will lovely compliment the wedding. First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients. These include butter, sugar, salt, flavoring, eggs, and flour. Then mix your ingredients together into the cake … Continue reading How To Bake A Cake For A Gay Wedding

The Superpowered Patriarchy: Superhero Mania and the Subtle Mediation of Misogyny

The Superpowered Patriarchy: Superhero Mania and the Subtle Mediation of Misogyny By David Metcalfe July 24, 2018 Superheroes Are Cool (As Long As You Don’t Read About Them) I walk through Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue on a regular basis. There is nowhere else in the city that has such eclectic subcultural expression, and it provides a wonderful setting for ethnographic study; which is like finding buried … Continue reading The Superpowered Patriarchy: Superhero Mania and the Subtle Mediation of Misogyny

What’s So Funny About That? Relating Social Deconstructionism as a Theory of Humor

What’s So Funny About That? Relating Social Deconstructionism as a Theory of Humor By David Metcalfe July 12, 2018 Introduction There are few things that I can truly say have been a central part of my identity for any length of time. Soccer, Xbox, superhero movies, and skateboarding are just a few of the many casualties of maturity; relinquished and replaced. But three things have … Continue reading What’s So Funny About That? Relating Social Deconstructionism as a Theory of Humor

How To Perform Open Heart Surgery (and recommendations for better thinking)

How To Perform Open Heart Surgery (and recommendations for better thinking) By David Metcalfe July 5, 2018 Cardiology Is So Simple! Doctors think they know so much just because they have “proper training” and “experience”. And yet, with all this supposed “knowledge”, more than 90% of open-heart surgeries are complete failures that result in the death of the patient. So, I did my own research, … Continue reading How To Perform Open Heart Surgery (and recommendations for better thinking)