Not that I'm particularly busy or anything, especially now that I'm a professional student on strike... (yup.) I got a lot of time on my hands, time I'm almost ashamed to admit spending on less than stellar intellectual enterprises (ANTM anyone?). What's a girl to do though? I can't work, since I don't know when classes are gonna pick up again, I can't write my papers, because I don't know if I'll even have to turn them in or not.. All I can do is read, and as much of a sucker as I am for a good book, I just can't get myself to read for 8 hours a day. I would turn into a social science zombie!
I'd much rather be reading those physics books I bought over Christmas time too, but I get so tired of reading only from my classes, I can't even imagine myself reading for FUN right now. Which is mildly sad, but I can live with that for a few more years, just so I get myself a decent degree in.. something! In other news, I'll be attending the ACFAS congress this next month. Two of my teachers are lecturing on Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life, a text I wrote about in my term paper last semester and really enjoyed reading altogether. I strongly suggest the conclusion of that book to anyone reading this, it was published a century ago, in 1912, and is still very much of actuality. Anyhow, I'm really excited to attend, my research on secular humanism and atheism will surely benefit from the insight, and I'm curious to hear what my professors have to say about this subject at large. I know they're both very critical and passionate, as well as convinced anti-utilitarians, so it will surely be entertaining and insightful!
So since it's Easter, I'll leave y'all with a Easter-themed video from Deep Sky Videos: