My New Book Now Available

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                     THE AMERICAN PSYCHE IN SEARCH OF ITS SOUL  A Meditation on Government, Business, Science, Education, Media and Family “I have never in my long life read a better or clearer explanation of why things have gone awry as much as they have.” – Peter O’Lalor, author of Alexander Hamilton and the Duty and…
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Plato’s Parable of the Ship

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Sailing ship,originally uploaded by pedrosimoes7. Long ago, Socrates knew that nations (like souls, to which he compares them) are not very well-ordered: few citizens do what they are best suited for, everyone wants to interfere with everything, and only buffoons are typically in charge. In Republic, Socrates narrates a wonderful parable to demonstrate his point….
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Dads

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Dad and Daughters, originally uploaded by LollyKnit. Studies repeatedly demonstrate that children living apart from their fathers are far more likely to be expelled from school, to have emotional and behavioral problems, to have difficulty getting along with their peers, and to get into trouble with the law. This has nothing to do with race,…
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A Fathers day Quote

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President Elect Barack Obama, originally uploaded by Sister72. “Fatherhood also carries enormous responsibilities. An active, committed father makes a lasting difference in the life of a child. When fathers are not present, their children and families cope with an absence government cannot fill.” – Barack Obama

“Out There”

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Centro de São Paulo,originally uploaded by André Banyai. In Bart Ehrman’s book, God’s Problem, he tells us that his upbringing led him to believe that God is “out there” — and He could influence our day-to-day world, just as he did throughout biblical history. But of course, as Ehrman concludes, if God is “our there”,…
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Community

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Family jump,originally uploaded by Evil Erin. Although the classical scientific explanation of reality has been mostly superseded by modern physics, it still remains deeply ingrained in our psyches and continues to affect all aspects of our daily lives. For instance, our fascination with taking things apart, examining and classifying the pieces, and not carefully considering…
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Does One Person’s Success Require Another Person’s Misfortune?

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1 Dollar by Photos8.com, originally uploaded by Photos8.com. Wealth is not a static quantity. If it were a static quantity, it would be true that the prosperity of one person can only come at the expense of someone else. But in a capitalist system, new wealth can be created and increased, through brilliance, innovation, and…
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The Core Issue

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the schizophrenia of america AKA lolparis, originally uploaded by Kate Raynes-Goldie. Over the past few centuries, there has been a veritable explosion of necessary, wonderful, and long-overdue examples of social betterment. But as Max Weber noted, we have chosen to stake our lives on solid but low ground. A society dedicated to self-preservation and egalitarianism…
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Top Ten Ways to Raise Test Scores in our Schools

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Dylan.. First Day Of Pre-School…, originally uploaded by Јerry. ● Deprive our children of recess ● Deprive our children of sports ● Eliminate art ● Eliminate music ● Forego time for interesting discussions ● Offer less time to read books for pleasure ● Cut back on field trips and interesting projects ● Offer fewer electives…
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Nature Loves to Hide

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Particle tracks in a cloud chamber,originally uploaded by Ethan Hein. Nature Loves to Hide, by Shimon Malin, is an excellent book on the interface of science and philosophy. Ever since Capra’s immensely successful The Tao of Physics, there has been widespread interest in the connections between modern theoretical physics and eastern religion. While opening many…
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