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A Theory of Public Nonsense

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. An analysis of nonsense in areas as broad as social behavior, political policy, and science can be complex and intimidating. Since...

Where is the beef? RIGHT HERE!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... this morning arrived the quarter you were so kind as to send me of the Mammoth-veal . tho’ so far advanced...

Louis Pastuer died on September 28, 1895

American Minute with Bill Federer Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis recommended in 1844 that doctors at Vienna General Hospital wash their hands after doing autopsies and before...

Weekly Story: What Hath God Wrought?

Weekly Story Samuel Morse relates the story of the first use of his invention.   I need only add that no words could have been selected more...

The Sources of Knowledge

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO EPISTEMOLOGY BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part Four: The Sources of Knowledge All of us have stored away millions...

Chasing Dystopian Rainbows

It seems scientism passes for science these days STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH, THE FREEMAN There are rarely any happy prophets. To get headlines you have...

Federalist Papers No. 43, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, January 23, 1788 Miscellaneous Powers Conferred by the Constitution Considered THE fourth class comprises the following miscellaneous powers: A power "to promote the...

John Adams on Natural Philosophy & Reasoning

FOUNDERS CORNER: SPEECHES, PAMPHLETS, LETTERS, QUOTES John Adams, March 3, 1756 Natural philosophy is the art of deducing the general laws and properties of material substances...

Say What?

PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE While the social cost of carbon (SCC) is still being mulled over by the Office of Management and Budget,...

Can there be cooperation in the midst of war?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I mention these things, to shew the nature of the correspondence which is carried on between societies instituted for the benevolent purpose...

The Questions Science Cannot Answer

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. Any consideration of science and philosophy presupposes some difference between them. According to the way in which we understand that...

U.S. to Hire Chief of Scientific Workforce Diversity

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES The Obama Administration will make history by hiring the government’s first “Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity” to mastermind a multi-million-dollar effort that...

We did our part. Now, you do yours.

Wise leaders understand that freedom is the basis for all other advancements. "We have spent the prime of our lives in procuring them the precious blessing of liberty. Let them spend theirs in showing that it is the great parent of ... "

The Basic Difference Between Science and Philosophy

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. Excerpted from his book The Four Dimensions of Philosophy. I.We live in a culture in which science, along with its applications...

Training Teachers for Social Justice

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM At the Fifth Annual Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice, race, class, white privilege, oppression, alternative lifestyles, identity – all...

Metaphysics and Its Problems – Jonathan Dolhenty

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Life is a continuous succession of economic, moral, judicial, political, artistic, and literary phenomena, which are closely interwoven and constantly changing....

Philosophy and Science

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Modern man is fascinated by science. Today he possesses a wider knowledge of scientific truths than ever before, and everything indicates...

Astronauts, Space, and Faith

American Minute with Bill Federer On JULY 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, stating: "One small step for...

$500k To Dream About Star Adventure

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES In the midst of the nation’s dire financial crisis, the U.S. government has given a former astronaut half a million dollars to launch...

The Science of Liberty

BY RICKY VALADEZ Through the lens of science, that which appears to be mysterious is seen as simple and that which appears to be ordinary...

“Houston, we’ve had a problem”—Apollo 13

American Minute with Bill Federer "Houston, we've had a problem" were the words sent from Apollo 13, which was launched for the moon APRIL 11,...

"Houston, we've had a problem"—Apollo 13

American Minute with Bill Federer "Houston, we've had a problem" were the words sent from Apollo 13, which was launched for the moon APRIL 11,...

Personal Care Products Chemical May Contribute To Childhood Obesity

HEALTH, PETER FOWLER (Newsroom America): Researchers from the Children's Environmental Health Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York say they have found...

Durban Due Diligence

We must demand scientific rigour on climate change, or we will reap the consequences By Kelvin Kemm From my vantage point here in South Africa, I...

Science and Philosophy

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Ultimately there can be no disagreement between history, science, philosophy, and theology. Where there is disagreement, there is either ignorance or...

Hard Reading Made Easy

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Traveling around the country I find that more and more people have an urge to pry into such difficult subjects...

WITH RESPECT TO PHILOSOPHY

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. With respect to philosophy, the following propositions must be affirmed. He who denies any one of them denies philosophy. I) Philosophy...

Space Shuttle Era At End, NASA’s Future in Doubt

By Dennis Behreandt As the shuttle Atlantis makes its final orbits, NASA too may be making its last orbits, potentially circling down the drain. America’s space...

Ten-year Study Finds California Current an Oceanic Serengeti Plain

By Dennis Behreandt After ten years of tagging and tracking 23 of the Pacific Ocean’s top predators, the Census of Marine Life Tagging of...

Scaring Mothers and All Others – The BPA File, Part Four

By Alan Caruba In a revealing article in the April issue of The Atlantic, “Beyond BPA: Could ‘BPA-Free’ Products Be Just as Unsafe?” the effort...