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Albert learns that humans are by the far the most self-aware creatures on the planet

A fish never worries about life choices. Cows are rarely kept awake by guilt. Chickens aren’t too troubled by empathy. We deserve to rule the planet, Albert reflects. 23 more words

Flash Fiction

Watch Your Language (Part 2)

After my last post, Watch Your Language (Part 1), you might get the vibe that I am a steak-a-day vegan-phobe who doesn’t hold the door open for people who dismiss all the glories of freshly baked wheat bread. 1,726 more words


Facing Your Food: Jonathan Safran Foer's "Eating Animals"

In preparation for writing about The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals popped up as a response to Pollan’s work. Many readers claimed it had completely changed their perspective on meat eating, that Safran Foer explored the ethical implications of omnivory more fully than Pollan did.  1,058 more words


A Dead Patient Can Not Be Cured

Anyone who has read Jonathan Safran Foer’s ‘Eating Animals’ (2010), knows how pigs, chicken and cows are being treated by the food industry.

‘Maltreated’ seems to be a more appropriate word choice, considering the cramped spaces where far too many chickens have to live in amidst their own squalor, shit and corpses of prematurely deceased birds. 577 more words

Topics Of The Day

New Approach Needed // Katie Wickstrom

When I headed towards the tee box at my high school golf practices, my coach always said, “It’s all about the approach.”

Never did I think this statement would connect to my Critical Thinking and Writing course, taught by Nick Leither, in my first-year at Santa Clara University. 1,106 more words

An Education on Apathy // Pranav Swaminathan

English sucked. I love writing and I love reading but I hate people telling me how to do it. Why should I analyze a specific way? 1,704 more words

Now Talk it Out//Dan Alling

Two quarters of critical thinking and writing class certainly taught me a lot about critical thinking and writing.  Most importantly, it taught me how to think critically and then write…well…critically.  859 more words