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Happy birthday to Noam Chomsky

On this day in Hirsute History Noam Chomsky was born!

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New design: Tim Scanlon

T.M. (Tim) Scanlon: Influential American moral philosopher, Harvard professor, and proponent of Contractualism, best known for his works ‘What We Owe to Each Other’, and ‘The Difficulty of Tolerance’.

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New design: John Rawls

John Rawls: Moral and political philosopher in the liberal tradition awarded the National Humanities Medal in recognition of how his work “helped a whole generation of learned Americans revive their faith in democracy itself.”

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New design: Sarween Tools

Oooof, this is a pretty deep cut here. A parody of the Stanley Tools logo, merged with a reference to Twilight Imperium (a 10+ hour Sci-Fi themed board game), which very well may be the nerdiest thing I do (and that’s saying something).

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New design: Assume a Spherical Cow in a Vacuum…

A humorous metaphor for highly simplified scientific models. The implication is that theoretical physicists will often reduce a problem to the simplest form they can imagine in order to make calculations more feasible, even though such simplification may hinder the model’s application to reality – swiped from Wikipedia

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New design: Simone Weil

Simone Weil: French philosopher described by Albert Camus as “the only great spirit of our times”. She taught intermittently throughout the 1930s, taking several breaks to devote herself to political activism in support of the working class and to resist Spanish fascism.

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New design: David Hume

David Hume: Enlightenment philosopher who is best known for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, with which Hume strove to create a total naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature.

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Happy birthday to Fyodor Dostoyevsky

It’s Hirsute History’s own Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s birthday, who’s bringing the cake and ice cream?

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New design: Mothman

In West Virginia folklore, the Mothman is a man-sized moth like cryptid reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area in the late 1960s. Oh, and it maybe wrecked a bridge.

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New design: Joseph Fourier

Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier: Mathematician and physicist best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their applications to problems of heat transfer and vibrations, and generally credited with the discovery of the greenhouse effect.

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