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Bush and Responsibility to Graduates???

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

When it comes to facing the responsibility for your actions in this world George W. Bush is not someone to speak freely on the subject. Especially, when discussing that personal trait to graduates of a proud higher education facility. In his last commencement address he fluffed his lame duck Presidency ...

Living Behind the Walls of a Police State

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Millions of people will never experience the world beyond their immediate surroundings. When a government tightens its stranglehold on the population, one of the first casualties is the right to travel. During the Cold War, the world sympathized with the plight of Soviet and Eastern European citizens. Millions of them were ...

We’re Blinded To The Science

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

When it comes to being a world leader in the sciences, America is losing ground. Speaking at a science summit that opens this week's first World Science Festival, the expert panel of scientists, and audience members, agreed that the United States is losing stature because of a perceived high-level disdain for ...

Quote of the Day 5/29/08

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Let us then endeavor to disperse those clouds of ignorance, those mists of darkness which impede man on his journey, which obscure his progress, which prevent his marching through life with a firm, with a steady step. Let us try to inspire him with courage — with respect for his ...

Travel to Iran? Only If You Hate America

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Rick Steves is a favorite new scapegoat for the Far Right. His crime? He’s traveling in Iran, as a tourist. His theory, according to this column, is that “each journey abroad is micro-scale diplomacy, opening a mind at a time to our common humanity.” He wants to “give collateral damage ...

Flock Of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The following video, Flock Of Dodos, is a documentary on the debate between those who accept evolution and those who argue in favor of an intelligent designer. I could be wrong, but it is arguably one of the best I've seen on the subject. While the filmmaker is an avowed evolutionist, ...

Bad Day To Be A Climate Change Denying Christian Creationist?

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Try as they might to undermine science, those who reject evolution and downplay the impact of man-made climate change will have to work overtime to deny newly revealed evidence of both. Time and again, creationist's contend that the fossil record lacks the transitional forms of life to support the theory ...

Life is Not Always Easy

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

It wasn’t too long ago that I heard people, mainly conservatives, complaining that the textbooks used in the schools were too biased. Many of these people were opposed to the idea that evolution should be considered as even a remote explanation for the why we have life on this planet ...

Politics, War and Our Troops

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

At the time that this article is written 4,071 American families have lost a loved one in the war that our nation is in. Many of the kids fighting in this war will eventually face the same politics that our troops in Vietnam faced. As someone writing from a liberal ...

Interesting Commencement Speakers

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

This from the Chronicle of Higher Education's list...Tony Snow, former Whitehouse spokesmodel for GWB is showing up on the circut this year. Any one in the vacinity care to report or heckle, let us know how it goes.Seton Hall University South Orange, New Jersey May 12, 2008 Tony Snow, former White House press ...

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