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Tabula rasa; the epistemological thesis that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge come from experience and perception. The tabula rasa thesis favours the "nurture" side of the nature versus nurture debate, when it comes to the aspects of one's personality, social and emotional behaviour, and intelligence...
Notable people who have written about tabula rasa: John Locke, David Hume and Jean-Jaques Rousseau.
Tabula Rasa was the 3rd episode of Lost Series 1 and for me, this is the proof that the writers have not decieved us in anyway, shape or form; by what they served us up in the series finale, and the last few episodes. They always knew what was going to happen in the end; it was just a case of how they…Read more >
After last night’s episode, let’s me break down what we’ve learned before to help me explain what I took from Across the Sea:
Last episode of Season 5 - Beach scene; watching a ship roll into the bay: By this point, Jacob knows that his brother (MiB) is no longer human; after pushing him into the source and later finding his dead body; before laying him to rest. Whether or not Jacob knows exactly what his brother is, I cannot be sure – as after Jacob’s brother and mother were killed, Jacob was left completely alone on the Island and therefore he could only have made his own assumptions of what his brother now is. The only way Jacob could know exactly what his brother is if the MiB, in his smoke form, explained to Jacob what happened to him …Read more >