Category Archives: Politically Incorrect

GENDER WARS

The social structure of elephants is matriarchal. When a young male approaches adolescence he is banished from the herd and usually joins a group of mature males. Recently this social cycle has been disrupted by humans who cull the herds … Continue reading

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NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET

Recently a well known columnist lamented about the sad state of male behavior. She suggested that women should give up trying to fix men, implying that there is something about men that needs to be fixed. In her article I … Continue reading

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PERFORMANCE ART

I recently saw a movie about paleolithic art. Deep within a French cave a prehistoric artist rendered lifelike drawings of the fauna existing forty thousand years ago. His portrayal of horses, bison, lions and other animals suggested the work of … Continue reading

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SHAME

The previous blog alluded to guilt as a social phenomenon as well as a valuable check on behavior. For centuries the Christian Church fostered guilt as a vehicle to maintain control over the populace and to encourage obedience to the … Continue reading

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EDUCATING LITTLE BARBARIANS

Americans tend to be an inventive people. They are always looking for more efficient and effective ways to do things. Innovation in the field of education is no exception. Recent years have given rise to a number of educational experiments … Continue reading

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EDUCATION

Political feelings are probably rooted in the unconcious ways we view the world. Hence, disputes about their validity are probably futile and possibly should be avoided. Nonetheless, I wish to comment on a topic of interest to me, a topic … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM

One of my readers suggested that I write some words about wisdom. Attempting to meet that challenge ¬†might involve a degree of hubris. First of all, I would never claim to be wise. I’m a deeply flawed human-being like everyone … Continue reading

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I TAKE FULL RESPONSABILITY

I take full responsibility for my actions. Often we hear this phrase uttered by a politician or celebrity when caught with his pants down. The confession often sounds more like the accused is saying, “get off my back or go … Continue reading

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ADRIFT UPON A CHANGING MORAL SEA

Recently, I suggested that science severed the moorings of the western world to certainty. In turn, the revolution in thinking about the physical world spilled over into challenging the certainties of the moral world. This challenge has accelerated at a … Continue reading

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ADRIFT

I was raised in a world of moral certainty. All scripture was given by inspiration of God and to be accepted in its entirety. God created the world and its contents in six days. The stories of Eden, Abel and … Continue reading

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