Category Archives: Mind & Society


By | June 20, 2008

A while back, there was a post on Coming Anarchy that referenced this fatwa concerning the question of whether a woman could, under Shariah, lawfully refuse her husband’s request for sex if she is tired from having performed her other Islamic duties (such as nightly prayers). I’m not at all impressed by the conclusion reached… Read More »

Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes

By | April 7, 2008

I’ve been sitting in on Robert Kraut‘s online communities course. He’s a visiting lecturer from CMU with a background in social psychology, and consequently, the course is heavy on theory and empirical studies. In it, he discusses how theories of social psychology can help us understand and build online communities. So far, we’ve covered community… Read More »