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Friday, July 29, 2005

Stem Cell Research: Is Disease-free Perfection at Hand?

News media are reporting that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has wilted under the pressure of public opinion and will now back Federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Brave-New-World liberals are excitedly confident that, with intellectuals regulating society’s morals on an ad hoc, secular basis, and now about to use stem cells to tailor-make human cells, we are on the threshold of a disease-free and perfect new species of super-humanity.

But are we?

Muslim Scholars MAY Have Condemned Terrorism

They may simply be copying President Clinton’s dodge that it depends upon what the meaning of is is.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Reprising the Critique of G8 Anti-Poverty Aid

Let’s give full credit to the humanitarian aims of the throngs at rock concerts urging the G8 nations to “end poverty” in Africa.  Reality makes all the more cruel the inevitable disappointments.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Separation of Church and State Amounts to Elimination of the State

Historically, the two are so closely intertwined in the United States that the political state envisioned in 1776 cannot exist without God’s support and a God-fearing, moral people.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 07/27 at 11:43 PM
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Big Brother Is Still Watching

The definition of hate crime is widened by the California Supreme Court.  PC thought police can strike anywhere, on any pretext.

Hedonism and Tolerance

Lawrence Auster posts an exchange with a Dutch reader about European contempt for the values that were the foundation of the United States in 1776.

Liberals May See the Truth, But Refuse to Accept It

Lawrence Auster refuses to let a prominent liberal spokesman walk away from the inescapable implications of his own thought process.

There Ought To Be A Law?

Liberalism’s preference for liberty as unrestrained hedonism is a down-hill run toward social disorder that paradoxically necessitates far more legal restraints upon personal conduct than the colonists needed to regulate the society that produced the founding principles of the United States.

Trench Warfare on the Battlefield of Education

A first-hand account of misfeasance in our Federally-directed public education system.  Drug-induced tranquility is rather far removed from education.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 07/27 at 12:20 AM
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Monday, July 25, 2005

Paradigms: What Should Students Learn?

Why does it matter what picture students have of the universe and their places in it?

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 07/25 at 12:10 AM
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