Debates and Opinions


  • Education is not what it used to be.

    The reference is "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses." A summary article is "After two years in college, 45% of students showed no significant gains in learning; after four years, 36% showed little change.

  • Global Anarchy is unsustainable

    A philosophy bereft of these beliefs leaves humanity adrift in a foggy sea of postmodern cynicism and anomie. There is a strong philosophical tradition that maintains, that ethics is an independent field of inquiry that ethical judgments can be formulated independently of revealed religion, and that human beings can cultivate practical reason and wisdom and, by its application, achieve lives of virtue and excellence. "I believe secular humanism..." Secular Humanism relies heavily on the scientific method and has a strong basis within the ideals of existentialism, and scepticism.



  • Ship hijacked by terrorists?

    I think that if they were hijacked, they're going to run out of fuel and power soon, and they might be adrift somewhere.

  • Grade Deflation

    The book, "Academically Adrift" gives data based upon uniform testing. The book, "Academically Adrift" gives data based upon uniform testing.

Bestselling Books

This week's bestselling books according to
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    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
  • 2.
    Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
  • 3.
    Personal (Jack Reacher)
  • 4.
    If I Stay
  • 5.
    The Mystery of the Shemitah: The 3,000-Year-Old Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future, the World's Future, and Your Future!
  • 6.
    Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel (A Mitford Novel)
  • 7.
    The Bone Clocks: A Novel
  • 8.
    The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus
  • 9.
    100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love
  • 10.
    Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons)
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