Tag: education

“Appropriate Whiteness”

Course Explores ‘Appropriate Whiteness in the Age of Trump’ Hampshire College is offering a course this semester exploring how to respond to white supremacy in the “Age of Trump.” The course description for “White Supremacy and Appropriate Whiteness in the…

Understanding The Constitution

To understand the extent of federal power, you must first understand what type of government the Constitution created. During the Philadelphia Convention, many framers favored a strong national government. In fact, James Madison even proposed a federal veto on state…

The Radical Transformation of Education

“Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.”   Ambrose Bierce, For over a decade, Dr. James Pesta, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, has been polling students about…

Brainwashing Our Kids ‘Character Education’

Across America, “character education” programs mandated by law in K-12 schools are undermining the deepest threads of American culture and transforming its values. What is “character education?” According to Character.org, character education is an initiative to “help young people become…

Selling Islam To Our Children

The line between education and indoctrination is, at times, a fine one, and often not a bright one.  Common sense must dictate that greater care should be taken to avoid what appears to be indoctrination when the objects of the…

Did Darwin Steal The Theory of Evolution?

A common, but erroneous conclusion is that the basic idea of biological evolution was conceived by Charles Darwin as a secular, non-theistic solution to the problem of origins.  It is also frequently implied, by Darwinist, that the theory of biological…

Darwinism: A Hypothetical Idea

My basic argument against the Theory of Evolution is the fact that  “A Theory” is nothing short of a best guess.  It’s called a theory because noone can prove it to be a fact. For evolution to be a true science it would…

Reconciling Faith and Science

Science is a very powerful method of gaining and applying knowledge. In this sense, science per se is amoral, and while it has a large domain, it is not the end all and be all. It can tell us truth…

Is Race A Biological Reality?

Why do we still believe in race? Those that believe race is a biological reality argue that we still believe in it because, well, it’s a biological reality. Those who view race as a social construction, argue that science has…

The Root of Inequality

“My precise criticism of liberalism is that it remakes the person and the ‘family’ in the image of its voluntarist and procedural concept of justice and the basic anthropology this entails.” David S. Crawford Once upon a time equality was…

Science Is Not Infallible

Having read a 2012 article by Shawn Lawrence Otto of Scientific American, “Antiscience Beliefs Jeopardize U.S. Democracy” I felt compelled to add my two cents. According to Otto’s article, America is slipping off its science foundation fostered by the political right.  “Today’s denial…

Pseudo-Intellectual Stupidity

Mary Margaret Penrose, professor at Texas A&M at an symposium on gun control and the 2nd Amendment bragged  that she tells her constitutional law students that the entire U.S. Constitution is an obsolete document.  According to Penrose we have no need…

AMERICA’S CHILDREN: OUR FUTURE

We must protect America’s future: our impressionable children. In many venues today, our precious offspring are thrown to the wolves of the imploding culture, yet it would not take much to rescue them. But America’s parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles…