Archive for ‘Education’

July 11, 2015

17 Ways You Can Work For Social Justice by Nina Flores — YES! Magazine

17 Ways You Can Work For Social Justice by Nina Flores — YES! Magazine.

July 5, 2015

The Southern heritage that Lost Causers would like us to ignore

The Southern heritage that Lost Causers would like us to ignore.

June 28, 2015

Ode to a Great Teacher | Atheist Revolution

Ode to a Great Teacher | Atheist Revolution.

December 5, 2013

Wall Street is designing the future of public education as a money-making machine – Salon.com

 

Wall Street is designing the future of public education as a money-making machine – Salon.com.

August 4, 2013

History Curriculum Backed by Bill Gates is Criticized by Creationists for Teaching Accurate History

 

History Curriculum Backed by Bill Gates is Criticized by Creationists for Teaching Accurate History.

August 1, 2013

Do We Want School or Education? | NationofChange

 

Do We Want School or Education? | NationofChange.

July 3, 2013

Stop This Madness

 

It looks like the anti-standardized testing movement just got itself a theme song.

New York-based teacher/rapper Jeremy Dudley (aka Origin) is contributing his voice to the debate over high-stakes testing with his recently dropped song, “Stop This Madness.”

 

August 7, 2012

Secular Left | Supporting strict government secularism in the United States

The American Taliban would like nothing better than to impose their on xtian form of sharia law upon the country, all in the name of religious freedom. SOB

Secular Left | Supporting strict government secularism in the United States.

July 20, 2012

Why Swallow That?

The Resurrection of Christ (Kinnaird Resurrection)

Is that a trampoline down there? The Resurrection of Christ (Kinnaird Resurrection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

There is a heroic legend in the technology community about the man who invented elevator safety brakes. He claimed that any elevator fitted with his brakes, even if all the cables broke, would be safely and swiftly stopped by his new invention. No one trusted it. Did he get angry or indignant? No. He simply put himself in an elevator, ordered the cables cut, and proved to the world, by risking his own life, that his brakes worked. This is the very principle that has delivered us from superstition to science. Any claim can be made about a drug, but people are rightly wary of swallowing anything that hasn’t been thoroughly tested and re-tested and tested again. Since I have no such proofs regarding the resurrection story, I’m not going to swallow it, and it would be cruel, even for a god, to expect otherwise of me. So I can reason rightly that a god of all humankind would not appear in one tiny backwater of the Earth, in a backward time, revealing himself to a tiny unknown few, and then expect the billions of the rest of us to take their word for it, and not even their word, but the word of some unknown person many times removed.

Yet, if one returns to what was probably Paul’s conception of a Christ risen into a new, spiritual body, then the resurrection becomes no longer a historical proof of the truth of Christianity, but an article of faith, an affirmation that is supposed to follow nothing other than a personal revelation of Christ—not to be believed on hearsay, but experienced for oneself. Though I do not believe this is a reliable way to come to a true understanding of the world, as internal experience only tells us about ourselves and not the truth of the world outside of us, I leave it to the Christians here to consider a spiritual resurrection as a different way to understand their faith. But I don’t see any reason to buy the resurrection story found in the Gospels.

 

Richard CarrierWhy I Don’t Buy the Resurrection Story (6th Ed., 2006)

Phenomenal half-hour Yale University speech touching pretty heavily on the historic story of Jesus and his resurrection.

June 20, 2012

10 Reasons to Legalize Hemp | Black Eyes, Slashed Throats: Fashion Mag Hits New Low | Banks Screwing Us With Fee Hikes – uglicoyote@gmail.com – Gmail

The only people who oppose the cultivation of industrial hemp are anti-cannabis bureaucracies, politicians, drug-testing companies and U.S. law enforcement.

 

10 Reasons to Legalize Hemp | Black Eyes, Slashed Throats: Fashion Mag Hits New Low | Banks Screwing Us With Fee Hikes – uglicoyote@gmail.com – Gmail.

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