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The Ethics of Buying Squash

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We are privileged in terms of being fed – as Americans, we spend a smaller percentage of our incomes on food than citizens of any other developed country. We are blessed with a government that funds research into improving food production and better understanding nutrition and health. We are blessed with a more stable food...

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part 3: Trinity, Idolatry, Twitter, and Facebook

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In the current blog series on communication technologies, we have sought to bring attention to the way in which the specific form of communication influences both the content and user. This is to say that when technology is used as a medium of communication, it exhibits biases that have consequences for the nature of communication....

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part 2: We made Twitter, but it also makes us…

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The average American spends unprecedented amounts of time in front of digital screens each day. The Guardian recently reported that in 2014 one trillion photos were taken across the globe, including an estimated 30 billion selfies. Over the last century, we have developed a comprehension, comfort, and familiarity with the use of technology in everyday...

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part I

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Can you imagine a world in which the only means of communication were verbal speech and non-verbal gestures—a world in which there were no alphabetic letters, reading/writing, digital media, or other electronic means of sending messages to people? What effects on one’s communication and everyday life would result from not having such modern communication tools...

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