Benjamin D. Bishop

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Niggamortis ~ Gravediggaz
Niggamortis ~ Gravediggaz
Creating a decent Horrorcore album is no easy task, as evidenced by the very mediocre later Gravediggaz attempts. But when an album achieves such perfection in a title, Niggamortis, you know you're in for something good. It is the audio equivalent of a graphic novel, larger and darker than life with hyperbole in both the lyrics and the beats. The scanning is cunning, the delivery visceral, the caricatures addictively repugnant, and the samples integrated with humour and poignancy.

And yet within the dark, narrative humour there is a satirical social commentary, beautifully illustrated in Diary of a Madman who's “been examined ever since I was semen, they took the sonogram and saw… Read more
The Nurture Assumption by Judith Rich Harris
The Nurture Assumption by Judith Rich Harris
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5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable, 5 May 2010
This book is without question the most evidence based, well argued and plausible book that I have ever read on the personal and social development. As a professional who works with children and their families, Harris work is a breath of fresh air in a sector laiden with superstition, gut feelings and baseless but strong feelings.
Harris is to be applauded for her empirical approach.
This book has changed for the better the way that I approach my work. But more than this it has changed the way that I prioritise the developmental needs of my own son.
Essential reading. The scales will tumble from your eyes too...
No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality by Judith Rich Harris
Harris' envious ability to wed hard empirical data with imaginative theories is breathtaking.
This book is simply superb. It appeals both to common sense and, more importantly, the facts of research to provide a highly plausible answer to the question of how 2 people with identical genes and shared environments can grow into different people with different personalities.
Compelling stuff!