Archive for April 8th, 2006

Did the U.S. invade Iraq over oil?

| April 8, 2006 | 7 Replies
Did the U.S. invade Iraq over oil?

ABSOLUTELY NOT, according to the administration.  At least that is what we’ve heard so far. Instead, we’ve heard various other purported reasons, such as the following: Because Saddam Hussein has shown contempt for the United Nations and for his deceptions and cruelties. Because Iraq has failed to co-operate with United Nations weapons inspectors and International […]

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Young rocks disguised as old rocks.

| April 8, 2006 | 2 Replies
Young rocks disguised as old rocks.

Young rocks impersonating old rocks. My favorite program was the hike to the base of the falls. Layers of rock are like chapters in a history book and this canyon, carved so deeply, told an ancient story. Standing at the bottom, calling out over the roar of the falls, I got to teach the exciting […]

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Which three books would most enhance Stone Age human survival?

| April 8, 2006 | 6 Replies
Which three books would most enhance Stone Age human survival?

In the movie version of the H.G. Wells story, “The Time Machine,” the story ends with the Time Traveler disappearing into earth’s distant future, where the human species is not only living a primitive Stone Age existence, but is engaged in a life-and-death struggle against a violent competing species.  However, unlike the book version (found […]

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Metaphors everywhere; where is “pure reason”?

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Metaphors everywhere; where is “pure reason”?

Many professionals (including many lawyers) believe that the careful use of “reason” cannot involve the use of one’s imagination. This is absolutely untrue.  The belief in “pure reason” has always and everywhere proven to be the source of great confusion among those who strive to use langage precisely. Responding to the Enlightenment claim that Reason […]

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