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episode #105 creatures of instinct

Instinct is an innate impulse or motivation, typically fixed pattern of behaviour in animals in response to certain external stimuli. Today instinct is generally described as a stereotyped, apparently unlearned, genetically determined behaviour pattern. Instinct is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex behaviour, containing both innate (inborn) and learned elements.… Continue reading episode #105 creatures of instinct

episode #104 creatures of beliefs

belief A mental attitude of acceptance or assent toward a proposition without the full intellectual knowledge required to guarantee its truth. Believing is either an intellectual judgment or, as the 18th-century Scottish Skeptic David Hume maintained, a special sort of feeling with overtones that differ from those of disbelief. Beliefs have been distinguished according to… Continue reading episode #104 creatures of beliefs

episode #103 creatures of habits

Habits have been studied extensively in the behaviourist tradition. Behaviourists consider habit as repeated behaviour that is established through learning. The behaviourist view posits a direct relationship between situation (stimulus) and behaviour (response). Some behaviours turn quickly into habits, whereas others may require painstaking practice and frequent repetition. Both rational and sub-rational animals are meant… Continue reading episode #103 creatures of habits

episode #100 TtBLG centenary

A synonymous pair that derives from the same ancient source without a difference in meaning is a bit more uncommon, but that’s exactly (and fairly obviously) what we find with centenary and centennial, words that mean “a 100th anniversary or its celebration.” Both words can be used as adjectives as well as nouns. They ultimately… Continue reading episode #100 TtBLG centenary

episode #99 European fashion in between 1500 and 1800

Whereas the humanist concept of the Renaissance had led to figure display and elegance, the new modes were influenced by the Reformation of northern Europe, giving rise to darker colours, heavier materials, and bulky garments padded to conceal the figure. The feminine figure was artificially controlled by a tight underbodice with metal or whalebone strips… Continue reading episode #99 European fashion in between 1500 and 1800

episode #98 let the music play

Music Daft Punk: Give Life Back to Music Panach: Sweet Jazz Music Koop: Drum Rhythm A (Music For Ballet Exercises) The Nostalgia 77 Octet: Musical Slit Patrice Rushen: Music of the Earth Jamiroquai: music of the Wind Towa Tei: Everything We Do Is Music G. Love & Special Sauce: Blues Music F.R. David: Music Boards… Continue reading episode #98 let the music play


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