Herein is the essential conundrum: if you are pro-choice then you are supporting the conservative value that people should be in charge of their own destiny (small government, more private oversight). If you are pro-life, then you are supporting the liberal value that the state should have the right to interfer with your choices where […]

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I don’t know what is worse. The political correctness of today’s culture that requires people to apologize for things done in the distant past or people who actually apologize for these things. There are two different aspects to this problem that bother me Different Time – Different World View If a decision outcome would be […]

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I’m not sure why this is difficult for people. I get the fact that firing a firearm is an adrenaline rush. That some people eat, sleep, and dream about how a gun makes them feel, or how much more secure it makes them feel, or the history or emotional sentiment behind a specific gun’s lineage.  […]

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In approaching the crossroads of knowledge, there is an important pre-conception that both teacher and student must understand. That is, the difference between ‘out of the box’ thinking and ‘boxed-in’ thinking is all about how we approach the box and its surroundings. Creative and critical thinking is partly based on the socialization of masks that […]

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OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth! Rudyard […]

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A recent CNN article questions the place of humans in a universe in which consciousness has nothing to do with intelligence. That is, should machines that can emulate high intelligence through raw computation power be considered conscious? Does consciousness impart some magical property that is more competitively advantageous compared to the machines that we create? […]

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