Reducing societal acrimony through knowledge based discourse begins with the reprioritizing of Civics Education at both the K-12 and undergraduate levels. There is still a crisis in this country with the evident lack of common knowledge in the role and structure of our governmental institutions. This is but one way to provide a level of... Continue Reading →
The death of the internal combustion engine–The Economist
"It had a good run. But the end is in sight for the machine that changed the world" "Meanwhile, a scramble for lithium is under way. The price of lithium carbonate has risen from $4,000 a tonne in 2011 to more than $14,000. Demand for cobalt and rare-earth elements for electric motors is also soaring.... Continue Reading →
The Dumbing Down of America–by Alonzo Weston, News-Press Now
"We seem to be in the age of anti-intellectual elitism in our country today. We’ve replaced science, the arts, humanities and common sense with entertainment, self-righteousness and deliberate ignorance." via The dumbing down of America Street Smarts newspressnow.com
Study: Are some people born conservative? – by Katie McDonough for Salon.com
"A new study (2013) suggests that our political leanings could be a product of how our brains are wired" Before you jump through your computer screen, read the entire short-article. The bottom line, it takes effort to introspectively challenge one's own belief system. New assumptions supported by updated facts may indeed change attitudes. Abstract "Fear... Continue Reading →
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