Archive for Truer Words

TRUER WORDS: “Endangered Minds”

Today’s Truer Words come from the 1991 book by education researcher Jane Healy entitled Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think and What We Can Do About It. Healy writes: While the adult community sanctimoniously bewails erosion of academic rigor and achievement … it perpetuates the practices that are shortening children’s attention spans and rendering their brains unfit […]

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Truer Words: Philanthropists As Bridges Between Science and the Public

I recently finished reading a 1998 edited volume entitled A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science edited by Noretta Koertge. Each section of this book has a bit of introductory text. I’m assuming that these section introductions were written by Koertge but I’m not certain. For the purpose of this post I’ll […]

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Truer Words: Expressing a Wish to Abandon External Reality Without Paying a Price

In my October 23rd, 2013, blog post, I pulled from the work of philosopher John Searle as a way of helping us understand the growing resentment being directed toward biology and nature. In this earlier blog post I make the argument that the lion’s share of this Resentment is coming from the ideologies of postmodernism […]

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TRUER WORDS: Evolution Is Blind But Fiercely Focused

As I have written and blogged about many times, our Foundation was (and continues to be) greatly influenced by an article that appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). The article is entitled Leading Boldly: Foundations Can Move Past Traditional Approaches To Create Social Change Through Imaginative—And Even Controversial—Leadership. […]

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Truer Words—Pathologizing and Medicalizing Life

Today’s Truer Words come from an article by Martha Rosenberg entitled Psychiatrists Seek New Patients at Annual Meeting. Rosen writes about the recent meeting of the APA—American Psychiatric Association. Here’s an excerpt from Rosenberg’s article early on: This is the year the APA puts the finishing touches on DSM-V, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of […]

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