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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Group 1 section 14

Today we discussed the idea of tabula rasa, we went over our three discussion questions. The ideas we talked about is nature vs. nurture and the component that creates two very different people. We discussed the idea that the earliest memories and only memories define you.
-Tyler Bean


  1. FQ: What was Voltaire's real name?
    Ans: Francois-Marie Arouet
    DQ: When you think of such things as the Westboro Baptist Church, the KKK, and other hate groups, could you still believe as Voltaire that "I hate what you say, but I will fight to the death your right to say it."? Do you think that we can have free speech if we do not allow hate groups to persist?
    Backup FQ: In what book did Voltaire make fun of the principle that everything is all apart of "God's plan""
    Ans: The Candide
    Link: A History Channel episode about his involvement in the Enlightenment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07DhMaOgDNs
    He, according to my American History professor, was the father of the Philosophes.

  2. Blake Rowlett3:29 PM CDT

    FQ: What did Voltaire advocate for?
    ans: freedom of religion and separation of church and state
    DQ: How important is freedom of speech to a country?