Monthly Archives: January 2013

Time To Say “Enough” To Guns

It seems to me… “Now is the time for a national policy on guns that takes the loopholes out of the laws, the automatic weapons out of our neighborhoods, and the tragedies like today out of our future.”  ~ Boston’s … Continue reading

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An Anti-Science Mentality

It seems to me… “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”  ~ John Adams. The Republican Party characterizes itself as … Continue reading

Posted in Abraham Lincoln, Conservatives, Education, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, John Locke, Republican, Science, Thomas Jefferson, William Jennings Bryan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Don’t Reduce Educational Support

It seems to me… “Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.”  ~ Will Durant. Everyone believes the U.S. education system needs improvement.  Still, nothing ever changes and our system continues its decline when compared to other nations.  How … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Degrees, Education, Electrical Engineering, Employment, Engineering, Enrollment, Funding, Graduate School of Education, Harvard, Income, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, ITIF, Mathematics, OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Postsecondary, Research, SAT, Science, Slovakia, Teach, Teachers, Teaching, Tuition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Scientific Strengths

It seems to me… “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”  ~ Isaac Asimov. While the U.S. is encountering difficulties in many areas, one area where we still exhibit considerable … Continue reading

Posted in AEGIS, Air Force, Alta Devices, China, Development, Energy, Fracking, Funding, GDP, Human Genome Project, Mars Exploration Rover, NASA, Public-Sector, Research, Science, Solar, Solar, Solyndra, South Korea, Statins, Technology, Turkey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments