it’s ok. you’re not learning about him. you’re learning a school fantasy about him. He was badass. What school teaches is boring. Peanut farmer, invented everthing with peanuts except for peanut butter, was the president before Ronald Reagan as well as the son of the first President of the USA, rode on a bus while living as a transgender female and also bravely went to school as a little not long afterwards and was assassinated by the FBI for forming the Black Panthers and later was accused of raping women and is now serving time in jail as an old man. Here’s MLK Jr as a little girl:

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Peanut farmer, invented everthing with peanuts except for peanut butter, was the president before Ronald Reagan as well as the son of the first President of the USA, rode on a bus while living as a transgender female and also bravely went to school as a little not long afterwards and was assassinated by the FBI for forming the Black Panthers and later was accused of raping women and is now serving time in jail as an old man.

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For what makes us more than animals? That’s a tricky bit. We’re a different species – that much is clear, despite having 99+% DNA in common with our nearest etc. But, DNA is only a small part of things. Important, but not everything. How do our processes operate that is distinct from animal processes? Most of our processes are similar. Homeostasis is an important characteristic of all life forms. So, what’s not a part of homeostasis / regulation?

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I don’t think that was true in introductory classes though. As far as I know, elementary, middle and high school art education has remained basically unchanged for 100+ years, using the same basic techniques and the same ancient “how to draw” materials with the oval and the lines, the body proportions, the bowl and fruit and stuff, learning each medium in turn. I’d imagine introduction-to classes in college would also be similar – an extended-high school course. But it’s only once all of that basic is established that you’ll see exploration into more interesting areas.

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