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  • EXCLUSIVE As research warns IQ is falling for first time EVER.... our map reveals average scores in every US state

    05/04/2024 5:47:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 109 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 4, 2024 | Nikki Main
    Human intelligence scores are dropping across the US for the first time, research suggests, and experts warn technology could be to blame. Since 1905, there's been a 30-point increase based on scores in logic, vocabulary, spatial reasoning and visual and mathematical problem-solving skills. But there are signs that IQ may have dipped, according to a study last year. It found the average IQ score in the US fell from 100 to 98 last year - the first time rates have fallen since we began tracking them. Now, separate data shows there is a gap of about eight points between states,...
  • Culture War, Whether We Like It or Not

    02/09/2024 7:19:18 AM PST · by budj · 3 replies
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | Feb, 2024 | Anthony Esolen
    Conservatives have failed to see that arguments do not matter. My whole career in the classroom has been guided by one principle. Namely, that it is my job is to introduce young people to the goodness, the beauty, and the wisdom of excellent works of literature, art, and human thought, without regard to any political use to which knowledge of these works might be put. I detest when literature is wrenched away from its essence, which is to delight us in its teaching us about ourselves and the world, and is commandeered for one or another kind of gain. It...
  • (VIDEO) Every Logical Fallacy Explained in 11 Minutes

    01/18/2024 8:45:12 AM PST · by MeganC · 14 replies
    The Paint Explainer (You Tube channel) ^ | 12/24/2024 | The Paint Explainer
    2,100,446 views Dec 24, 2023 Every Famous Logical Fallacy gets explained in 11 minutes.
  • Not to Think is a Sin: One of the Greatest Needs for Christians Today is to Start Using the Minds That God Gave Us

    12/16/2023 1:24:02 AM PST · by spirited irish · 9 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 11/22 | Bill Muehlenberg
    I am talking about normal Christians who do have a working mind. It is a sin for them not to use it. Sure, some folks might be smarter or brighter than others – maybe even have higher IQs and the like. But that is still no excuse. Some Christians will just have to work harder at this and put more effort into it. This is true of all areas of life. In Christ we are to grow and mature in all spheres.The English humourist P. G. Wodehouse once said: “Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant—better left unstirred.”...
  • Netanyahu to US: You can't support end of Hamas and call on us to end the war

    12/10/2023 4:03:50 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Dec 10, 2023 | INN Staff
    PM says during Cabinet meeting that the war with Hamas will continue until 'Gaza is never again a threat to Israel.'Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning (Sunday) at the weekly Cabinet meeting that Israel is continuing with all its might to carry out the war against Hamas. "The fighting in the Gaza Strip continues with greater intensity to achieve all its goals - the elimination of Hamas, the return of all our hostages, and the promise that Gaza will never again be a threat to Israel," Netanyahu stated. He also delivered a message to the American government. "In the...
  • Why 27 Words of the Second Amendment are Not Enough in a 2A Court Case

    08/02/2023 5:10:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | July 28, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Related to a recent article about how Judge Roger T. Benitez is working hard on defending the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution against numerous infringements created by the California government, a poster wrote: Working hard.?? What is it, like twenty-seven words.?A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Many Second Amendment supporters feel similar frustrations. Sometimes the complaint is shortened to four words: …” shall not be infringed“!Perhaps the most famous case where a judge simply quoted the Second Amendment...
  • How To Win The Debate On Abortion In 12 Clear Counterpoints

    06/24/2022 10:25:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/25/2022 | Eleanor Bartow
    The Supreme Court has overturned its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and now the issue of abortion will be part of our national debate as much as ever. Here are some of the many reasons the usual arguments in favor of abortion are wrong.Pro-Abortion Claim: The government should stay out of people’s private lives. This is a woman’s choice, not anyone else’s, and a women’s rights issue.Why It’s Wrong: Laws often restrict an individual’s rights, including the right to hurt another person or infringe upon another’s rights. In taking the life of an unborn child, a woman is taking away...
  • Tyrants: ‘Logic Is an Enemy … Truth Is a Menace’

    01/14/2022 3:43:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 14, 2022 | Will Alexander
    Instead of watching fireworks, my better half and I spent New Year’s Eve binge-watching a show that summed up the previous year: The Twilight Zone. One of the first episodes was “The Obsolete Man” (1961), about the trial of Romney Wordsworth, a librarian. “Wordsworth! Romney! Obsolescence!” yelled one of two bailiffs standing at each side of two 20-foot-tall doors that slowly opened to reveal the condemned man entering the courtroom, head bowed. Rod Serling, a master of words, sucked us in right away: “You walk into this room at your own risk because it leads to the future. Not a...
  • Think about it.

    08/26/2021 5:07:15 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    email from friend | 08/26/2021 | multiple
    Part I: A. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men. B. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women. C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies. In three generations, there will be no more Democrats. Part II: 10 Poorest Cities in America (How did it happen?) City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level 1. Detroit, MI 32.5% 2. Buffalo, NY 29.9% 3 Cincinnati, OH 27.8% 4. Cleveland, OH 27.0% 5. Miami, FL 26.9% 5 St. Louis, MO 26.8% 7. El Paso, TX 26.4% 8....
  • Pilpul for Beginners

    05/30/2021 7:57:13 AM PDT · by JayGalt · 26 replies ^ | May 18th, 2020 | Gilad Atzmon
    Americans may be surprised to learn from Alan Dershowitz that their constitution is far more intrusive and oppressive than what they and their forefathers have believed for generations. The law ‘scholar’ declared yesterday that “you have no (constitutional) right to not be vaccinated.” One possible explanation for Dershowitz’s peculiar constitutional ‘interpretation’ is that some parts of the American constitution were actually written in Yiddish, Hebrew and Aramaic. As such, their meaning is only accessible to a small privileged segment within the American population, one that amounts to 2% or less. But there is a far better explanation that shines light...
  • How the Destruction of Grammar and Logic Got Biden into the Oval Office

    01/27/2021 4:55:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Many people snickered at the claim made in Texas v. Pennsylvania that there is only a one in a quadrillion chance that Joe Biden won all the swing states as currently claimed. The true meaning beneath the statistic is simple: the vote counts certified in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia are fake, so let's cut through all the noise and decide what to do next. "One in a quadrillion" is a rarified way of saying it just didn't happen. Texas's case was shot down because in the United States both grammar and logic have been overtaken by rhetoric. The old...
  • The Great Awakening of Logic: "Snap" Goes the Trump Trap!

    01/17/2021 2:33:06 PM PST · by Lenora Thompson · 100 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer ^ | 1/17/2021 | Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer
    "Logic! Why don't they teach logic at these schools!?!" That's always been my favorite quote from C. S. Lewis' book The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Since Election Day, the need for Logic has been foisted upon us. The world as we knew it had its mask ripped off and with it the scales fell from our eyes. Now we're on a crash course to shed our MSM brainwashing, learn to think logically and help the sleepers awake and cope in the coming days as they're thrown by the scruff of the neck into the deep end of the...
  • (Some) Logical Fallacies and Politics

    10/24/2020 8:15:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 24, 2020 | Jack Kerwick
    Logic, the science of constructing and analyzing arguments, is a forgotten discipline. This is a lamentable state of affairs, particularly given the importance of critical thinking vis-à-vis politics.Familiarity with logic is familiarity with the many ways in which arguments go wrong. When an argument is deficient, then it is fallacious.Aristotle, who is widely regarded as the Father of Western logic, identified numerous fallacies.  Below is a select list of them: Appeal to Unqualified Authority: Arguments from authority are not illegitimate in themselves. Authorities, genuine authorities, are recognized as possessing expertise with respect to the subjects of the arguments in question. Yet an argument...
  • Biden shows the qualities Trump lacks at CNN town hall

    09/18/2020 6:24:51 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | 18 September 2020 | Stephen Collinson
    SNIP While Biden offered coherence and demonstrated a facility of detail at the event, the central question of the election is whether Americans are looking for this kind of traditional presidential leadership. SNIP Then, he wrote this: Biden is far from a perfect candidate. The former vice president, who appears fit but has aged in recent years, sometimes interrupts himself, or loses his train of thought. And this: Biden came up with some misstatements of his own, for instance accusing Trump of holding the Bible upside down at his notorious photo-op outside a church opposite the White House. Then this:...
  • Vanity: Prep for what will happen, not the Apocalypse

    02/27/2020 9:24:11 AM PST · by Vermont Lt · 56 replies
    As the person who posts the daily Live thread on COVIOD-19, I am often pointed at as a ring leader for the "hype" and "hysteria". I don't think its fair, but I get it. I want to make a couple of over arching statements based on my life experience working in hospitals, emergency management and along side municipal and federal emergency preparedness organizations and departments. My work experience in hospital emergency planning and working with local, state, and federal officials provides me with a perspective that is different than most. The planning for these is things is pretty unemotional and...
  • Cher, Laverne Cox & More React to Trump Potential New Policy Eliminating Transgender Recognition

    10/21/2018 4:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Billboard ^ | October 21, 2018 | Ashley Iasimone
    President Donald Trump's administration is considering a policy that would eliminate transgender recognition by requiring individuals to be defined as male or female based on their genitalia at birth, according to a government memo obtained by the New York Times. The report has caused an uproar on social media Sunday (Oct. 21). The Department of Health and Human Services is aiming to establish a uniform definition of gender, determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable," the report says. “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable...
  • Rick Harrison of 'Pawn Stars': 'Kill the Liberals with Logic'

    02/26/2018 9:18:33 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 2/25/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Reality television personality Rick Harrison of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” lamented that too many high school and college students in America believe “capitalism is bad” and that the federal government can afford to “pay for everything.” “Kids come out of high school today, they think corporations are bad. They think capitalism is bad. The No. 1 thing in the world that has brought people out of poverty is capitalism,” Harrison said at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside D.C. on Friday. “We have a generation of young people who think the government can just pay for everything and they...
  • Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills

    06/07/2017 6:04:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2017 | Douglas Belkin
    Freshmen and seniors at about 200 colleges across the U.S. take a little-known test every year to measure how much better they get at learning to think. The results are discouraging. At more than half of schools, at least a third of seniors were unable to make a cohesive argument, assess the quality of evidence in a document or interpret data in a table, The Wall Street Journal found after reviewing the latest results from dozens of...
  • The Death of Facts

    05/04/2017 6:50:58 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 3, 2017 | Douglas Murray
    Every week in America brings another spate of defeats for freedom of speech. This past week it was Ann Coulter's turn (yet again) to be banned from speaking at Berkeley for what the university authorities purport to be "health and safety" reasons -- meaning the health and safety of the speaker. Each time this happens, there are similar responses. Those who broadly agree with the views of the speaker complain about the loss of one of the fundamental rights which the Founding Fathers bestowed on the American people. Those who may be on the same political side but find the...
  • Calling Out Jonathan Rauch

    05/19/2016 9:10:49 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 5 replies
    Ethics Forum ^ | May 15, 2016 | Alice C Linsley
    Alice C. Linsley Gay activist Jonathan Charles Rauch describes himself as "an unrepentantly atheistic Jewish homosexual" which is to say that he has completely rejected the traditional wisdom of his ancestors. Jonathan Rauch is so lacking in critical thinking skills as to be dangerous. Rauch’s “Case for Gay Marriage” is full of fallacious arguments, as I have demonstrated to my Ethics students. J. Rauch’s First Premise: Marriage is necessary to providing reliable caregivers. This assumption is not true. It is, in fact, verifiable false since we are able to observe that reliable caregivers exist who are not married to the...