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  • Education is not what it used to be.

    The reference is "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses." A summary article is http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-01-18-littlelearning18_ST_N.htm "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.

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