UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:09 pm

that isn't my grandfather... that is my great great grandfather

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby CGI Fridays » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:11 pm

curly3426 wrote:that isn't my grandfather... that is my great great grandfather

That's who people are gonna think of when they hear the name. Oh yeah, timeline would not work out.
Still, your great great grandfather is super duper INfamous, and who is your grandfather?

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:14 pm

he is celebrated in italy for being the father of criminology... granted his methods were unconventional, but so were MOST scientists during this era

my grandfather is probably one of the most famous neurologists living today

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:14 pm

what instead would you put there then, I am open to this idea

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby JazzOne » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:18 pm

flame

lol

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby CGI Fridays » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:21 pm

curly3426 wrote: he is celebrated in italy for being the father of criminology... granted his methods were unconventional, but so were MOST scientists during this era


"unconventional" is not sufficient for labeling someone an epic disaster for justice. What your great great grandfather did, however, was an epic disaster for justice.

Have you read any of his work? Are you familiar with his impact?

curly3426 wrote:my grandfather is probably one of the most famous neurologists living today


I'm sure this is true, but there are many "one of the most famous Xs living today" that aren't famous to laypeople, unless X refers to a sport or to national politics or entertainment etc. Academia is not one of those things, & as it stands, most adcomms prolly won't know your grandpa, while some of them will know your great grandpa. I don't know why the fuck the Italians celebrate him, but I don't know why the fuck the US celebrates Columbus.

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:27 pm

yes I am... he was a sexist and a racist... but he was the first of his kind who thought there might be a correlation between one's head and one's actions... he focused on actual size and shape... but you have to start somewhere

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby CGI Fridays » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:32 pm

curly3426 wrote:yes I am... he was a sexist and a racist... but he was the first of his kind who thought there might be a correlation between one's head and one's actions... he focused on actual size and shape... but you have to start somewhere


It's one thing to start there theoretically, it's another entirely to put the theory into practice without objective statistical evidence.

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:35 pm

but he did... his opinions were based on thousands of wax moldings of criminals heads - it is actually fascinating... check out his museum online

it is in italian, but i blieve you can make it in english

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby CGI Fridays » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:40 pm

He could have made tens of thousands of wax moldings. That doesn't make his evidence objective and statistical to the degree required to warrant the sort of causal claims he made & the way these claims were used.

I strongly suggest you read "The Mismeasure of Man" by Stephen Jay Gould.

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:43 pm

im not saying he was CORRECT in a lot of his stances...I am saying he started a field that no one thought to look down... also a lot of what he discovered is still used today

look online at the museum, it talks about how his image was tarnished by some of his outlandish claims. TO says stupid things, doesn't mean he isnt a great receiver

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby crislaw » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:48 pm

CGI Fridays wrote:He could have made tens of thousands of wax moldings. That doesn't make his evidence objective and statistical to the degree required to warrant the sort of causal claims he made & the way these claims were used.

I strongly suggest you read "The Mismeasure of Man" by Stephen Jay Gould.



I love this book! Stephen Jay Gould was an amazing man! RIP :cry:

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:49 pm

it is a great book

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby CGI Fridays » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:51 pm

curly3426 wrote: im not saying he was CORRECT in a lot of his stances...

This is a different subject. We were disagreeing about the scientific rigor of his research.

curly3426 wrote:I am saying he started a field that no one thought to look down... also a lot of what he discovered is still used today

Neither of these are decent reasons to support your great great grandfather, if we agree that he had a massive, horrific impact on countless lives. I could come up with hyperbolic examples, but you gotta go big or go home, & I'll get "OMG godwin"d if I go there.

curly3426 wrote:look online at the museum, it talks about how his image was tarnished by some of his outlandish claims. TO says stupid things, doesn't mean he isnt a great receiver

I don't care about "some of his outlandish claims". I care about the main thrust that was actually practiced in courts & the impact this had.


Sorry for being a dick.

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:54 pm

I think you should research a bit more about the italian courts at the time...

also you are ignoring the present day positive impact his research did

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:59 pm

i understand your points... i just think you are not aware of his impact other than the negative

http://www.farum.it/publifarumv/n/01/pdf/Rafter.pdf

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:07 pm

more importantly... the header of a PS, how are you doing it... right corner, left corner, what are you saying etc...

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby CGI Fridays » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:09 pm

curly3426 wrote:more importantly... the header of a PS, how are you doing it... right corner, left corner, what are you saying etc...

I'm doing a header with
[Name]............................................"Personal Statement"...........................................[LSAC #]

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby curly3426 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:52 pm

are you giving your personal statement a title?

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Re: UNICYCLE PS FINISHED

Postby CGI Fridays » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:58 pm

Nope.




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