An Insightful View Into the Loss of Intellectualism and Critical Thinking

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This is a first for me on my blog. Normally I would take an article like the one I’m about to show you and use it as inspiration for my own thoughts, which I would then write about here. In this case, there’s no possible way I could write a better article than David Niose has on what I believe to be the very heart of much of what is wrong in the world today.

Now, having just read those words, please don’t tune out. I know many of you want to only expose yourself to happy, positive thoughts, (not that this article is necessarily negative) but I believe this article is so profound and important that it should be read by everyone. I believe this so much so that I’m reposting it here.

The intended audience is the American public, but I think this relates to just about everyone, everywhere. Anti-inellectualism and lack of critical thinking is pervasive in nearly all cultures and societies globally and is really at the root of much of our human dysfunction. Please feel free to share this with others.

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Go Ahead… Make My Grade

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Where Socrates meets Winchester – Welcome to College

 

Last night Larry Wilmore highlighted a story on his new show The Nightly Show about legislation that is pending that would allow college students to legally carry guns on campus. For more information take a look at this article from The New York Times.

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this concept and more importantly, comprehending how anyone with a functioning cerebrum could entertain this idea with any seriousness. The proponents of these bills have defended their position by suggesting that allowing students (in particular female students) to carry guns on campus would keep them safer and reduce crimes like assault and rape. Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore was quoted during a telephone interview as saying:

“If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.”

 

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