Author Archives: Loretta Fulton

BROWN HITS HOME WITH WITH ‘BLACK DIGNITY’ PRESENTATION

By LORETTA FULTON Growing up, Austin Channing Brown was curious about her first name. Her mother told her that “Austin” was her grandmother’s maiden name. Not satisfied, Brown pushed her mom, wanting to know why her mother chose the name, not just family history. Her mother’s answer hit with the force of a sledgehammer. The name  was selected from a

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EVERYONE LOVES A LECTURE

By LORETTA FULTON People who love scholarly lectures are in for a treat, with three coming up within the next few days. One speaker, Jason Byassee, will do double duty, speaking at the Festival of Faith at First Central Presbyterian Church and during the 2019 Summit at Abilene Christian University. Hardin-Simmons University also will hold its annual Cornerstone Lecture Series

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TWO WORLDS

By JIM NICHOLS One of the things humans just seem to do naturally is to compare our behavior to that of animals. We are good at this anthropomorphic trick—saying, “Look how that animal is acting just like a human.” Kevin McGowan, an ornithologist at Cornell University, suggests this is backward reasoning. “Thinking of animals like people is misleading and unhelpful

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