Nature versus Culture

Arnoud van den Heuvel
January 28th 2009

Let's try this song to focus once more on the culture versus nature theme: "The Big Idea" by Nataly Dawn. The concept of this song is illustrated by the fact that she recorded it in someone else's backyard whithout permission. I'm of the opinion that the precense of flowers, plants and trees in backyards is circumstantial. They certainly don't know they are owned by means of fences. This applies for birds, bugs and most people too. Calling a backyard nature is only fair, because culture is a collection of agreements and nature is born free. I wish for Nataly much "nature" in her music and just enough fame to be able to keep on playing in other peoples backyards.

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Posted 28/10/2010 – 11:31


Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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