I read Steven Pinker's article ("The Evolutionary Psychology of Religion" September/October 2006) with great interest and found an omission in one of the "plausible attempts to explain religion as a biological adaptation" Pinker cites the fear of snakes as an example of "plausible adaptation," but what seems on the surface obvious to me wasn't mentioned--that religion is a ritualized
mechanism for various people to cope with the fear of death.
1963, NEW YORK George Balanchine creates Bugaku, a dance about ritualized
seduction, for Allegra Kent and Edward Villella.
Like many successful academics, Hofstadter knew that it took a ritualized
schedule that was never deviated from to crank out the necessary words.
Sir Gawin And The Green Knight And The Order Of The Garter by Francis Ingledew (Associate Professor, School of English, Philosophy, and Humanities, Fairleigh Dickinson University) is a scholarly assessment of the Arthurian poem "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and its relationship to the medieval chivalric ideology that became ritualized
in the "Order of the Garter" and other European knightly orders of the period.
Leads' stilted performances are consistent with ritualized
Japanese domestic life, but even the younger thesps lack a naturalistic edge.
With blunt sincerity, Nordstrom describes a ritualized
life of privileged-class peccadilloes.
"(W)righting" is the act of recreating African American narratives that had been erased, or ignored through performative rites that pull the action from both conventional and ritualized
In three extended case studies, he examines a depressed adolescent female with an eating disorder, a bipolar gay man whose perceptions of guilt cause him to punish himself, and a young man recovering from systematic, ritualized
Already by the early seventeenth century the contours of a new gender difference were taking form as the ritualized
marriage drew up the boundaries between legitimate and illegitimate sexual practices and accordingly between honorable and dishonorable women.
It's a bit like a really gentle, ritualized
version of Mad Max, the annual Burning Man which this year had 25 000 people turning up to groove on a dried out lakebed outside Black Rock City 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada.
This year's offering was The Mikado, which fielded a terrific cast and effective, ritualized
staging by artistic director Guillermo Silva-Marin.
But for schoolchildren, reciting the Pledge in a ritualized
way, with hand over chest, comes pretty close.