Now this extends to all aspects of education in all topic areas and grade levels through college.

Why is that? When we permit arrogance to dominate curriculum decisions and start implanting one set of opinions or another, we have undercut not only the educational value for the children but our own country’s economic well being. All so one group get their values pushed and promoted while the facts are damned.

Yes, that is wording it strongly. But when our schools devolve into teaching paradoxes instead of what is based on proven facts, observational data supported by experimental data tested by the rigors of time and the validation process in not only science but all of the social sciences and history, we have surrendered reason to emotion.

We have surrendered logic and the capacity of generations to think logically and in a grander scope for the sake of influence of a set doctrine. Now we must reap what has been sown and the country must pay the price if it can survive the price tag.

Between a Federal Reserve system having orchestrated a series of blunders leading to a devalued dollar, restrictions in supply and demand, and extensive stupidity for over 30 years covering many different administrations and combinations of Democrat or Republican controlled House, Senate and White House, we are seeing the failure of sound educational practices come to bear. I concur with the statements of Professor Walter Williams regarding Congressional Problem Creation.

But in this culture of not taking responsibility for ones actions and dodging accountability, the fingers will be pointed elsewhere. The fault of those driving a substandard education at all levels gives rise to the product put forth to serve in office. When logic and reason are suspended for the purposes of political or ideological gain, suffering on a large scale will ensue. Those who have initiated the process and propped up the deterioration are responsible for what will be their own decreased place in the world.

Now it has come back to hit the same education system and governmental bodies square on the jaw or a body blow to the pocketbook. Gas prices are starting to cripple the budgets of school districts, sheriff’s departments, cities, counties and states. Who is going to pay for this? The taxpayer is the normal answer. However, the taxpayers are also losing their homes or the values of the homes are plummeting. That directly leads to decreased property taxes which is where the schools, police and fire departments get their funding from exacerbating the budgetary impact of the gas price increases.

The more our education system focuses on teaching the irrational, the unproven, and the illogical dogmas whether they be of a humanistic or other value system, the more they slit their own financial throats down the line.

Why do I write what I write? I see my nation self-destructing for reasons that are petty and vain. Arrogance has replaced humility at the price tag of our nation’s future

Muskat, Muskrat

Okay, I’ve debated enough on whether or not to post this so here it is.

Back on June 28 of this year, the AP reported of a bit of unpleasantness that happened in Winfield, Missouri. The joyous flood waters Wisconsin and other states got pounded with had made its way down the Mississippi to the Missouri region. There they valiantly struggled to support a levee with sandbags.

There work was literally undercut but a muskrat digging a hole. I believe it is safe to say the population of Winfield will not be joining in singing the following lyrics:

Muskrat, muskrat candlelight
Doin' the town and doin' it right
In the evenin'
It's pretty pleasin'
Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land
And they shimmy
And Sammy's so skinny
And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jingin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

For the rest of us, we can sing along to this classic from Captain & Tennille.

If any website wants to post news and be considered credible, it falls upon them to have the wisdom to determine what news is and what an editorial is. To know the difference, it requires those in charge to know the basics about a subject like that of science. You need to know what science is and is not at the very basic level. If a website such as Yahoo cannot do so, then they deserve to be the whipping post.

Science is attempting to understand the world around us. We observe something, postulate a reason for it, test if the postulate is correct through applicable experimentation, and submit your results for not only peer review but duplication of the experiment to verify the results. If you fail the process, you go back to the start and try, try again. We use the scientific method to have a baseline of rules to follow to keep opinions on the sideline as much as possible to get to the information and keep it factual and honest. It is a “checks and balance” system if you will. Science is about following the evidence to where the evidence leads us.

Unfortunately, those with agendas have opted to turn the field of Science backwards. Instead of following the evidence, far too many “professionals” have decided to try and take the neutral evidence and conform it to their opinions and world views as opposed to following the evidence like true science dictates. Yahoo has chosen to fully support those who have in no uncertain terms bastardized science.

How so? Their primary source for “science” articles is the website which is described as “scientific inquiry with an original, provocative point of view. LiveScience reports amazing, real world breakthroughs, made simple and stimulating for people on the go.” You can change some of that wording around. “Original, provocative point of view” easily translates into opinion not science. Science is ignored and an agenda is pushed instead. LiveScience is little more than an overzealous blog masking as science. Why would a company such as Yahoo use such a sad source for “Science News”?

If you watch and read closely, real scientists and historians are not given airtime. Who do they quote? Who writes the articles? Anthropologists do. Nice title but anthropology has little to do with science or history. They take the tidbits that are known or confirmed and insert a heavy amount of opinion based on their world view to fill the void of unknown. That isn’t science or history. That’s science fiction writing which often completely ignores the basics of genetics and microbiology in order to mislead and flat out lie to those reading the material.

Here is one of the articles Yahoo thought worthwhile to post as “provocative science news”. The location on the LiveScience website is here. The title of “Sarcasm Seen as Evolutionary Survival Skill” says it all. The word “seen” indicates opinion not provable fact. It goes on to blather about “claim” and other words that indicate opinion. It also assumes there was enough time for “evolution” to have happened. Which I have already shown doesn’t exist in Time Demand Crunch III. But the standard argument used for evolution ignores the basics of genetics and microbiology. and

The environment does not dictate to your DNA what you will become. Your DNA dictates how you can interact with the environment. If I can’t reach the top shelf, my offspring of my wife and I (5’ and 6’2” respectively) will not be taller than me just so he / she can reach the top shelf. To assert the opposite is just ridiculous and doing an incredible disservice to those attempting to learn real science. Observational data supported by experimental data produces evidence you follow to the eventual conclusion. But if no one was there to observe it and it can’t be tested then it is not science. Yahoo should try supporting real science not this published junk science or sci-fi writing.

Makes a person wonder why Microsoft would want to bother buying Yahoo out.

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