“Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 13

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. .   — pt. 13 ... A baker's dozen Imagination and successful stories Let's begin our mini-series conclusion with this forty second video clip from Yuval Noah Harari: . . It may well be that the power of our imagination … Continue reading “Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 13

“Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 12

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . Gathering the pieces We've been looking at the modernist artifacts of stadial theory and how critical race theory [CRT] formed the critique of liberal race theory [LRT] — what we've called 'Boas's proto-form of antiracism' — and the next … Continue reading “Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 12

“Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 10

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . We're in conversation again this week with a 2019 book written by Mark Anderson entitled: From Boas to Black Power: Racism, Liberalism, and American Anthropology.  In August of 1970 there was a conversation between Margaret Mead and James Baldwin. … Continue reading “Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 10

“Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 9

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . Art imitates life Ever wonder where Warren Beatty got the "racial deconstruction" idea for his film, "Bulworth?" [30 sec. clip; heads up: explicit language alert] . . Well, Beatty could have borrowed the 'procreative racial deconstruction' idea from our … Continue reading “Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 9

“Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 8

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . Life imitates art I'm thinking about an experiential theme, a phenomenon depicted in a 1977 science fiction film, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Do you recall when Richard Dryfuss's character was obsessively driven to create a physical representation … Continue reading “Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 8

“Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 6

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . Anecdote offers an analogy... Back when I aspired to rise develop serve as a commercial photographer, I was privileged to meet some very successful Chicago photographers. I learned important principles from the influence of those who were kind enough to … Continue reading “Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 6

“Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 5

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . Stadial theory/Eugenics—systematizing superiority Last week, we saw that the old saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees may well apply to those unable to perceive the problematic nature of stadial theory (e.g., Integral and … Continue reading “Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 5

“Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 4

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . Stadial theory/Eugenics—systematizing superiority The Cladist approach we peeked at last week applies to our argument in two important ways.  If there are no sharp edges in natural taxonomies as Darwin insisted and emphasized, then that raises serious questions about … Continue reading “Stage theory… Is BS?” — pt. 4