Zeno's Paradox
While critical thinking may not make up for a lack of knowledge, it is essential for gaining knowledge.
Friday, December 14, 2007:  
Critical Thinking, Humor:
ED The Future (EDTF)

External delivery refers to a scientific research program as well as a community of older kids, teachers, and other adults who seek evidence of external sources of Christmas presents. The theory of external delivery holds that certain features of how Christmas presents are delivered each year are best explained by an external source, not an internal source such as your parents.
Yes, Virginia, there is evidence for External Delivery, and it's all tongue-in-cheek.

    -  Ron  10:58 AM

Tuesday, December 11, 2007:  
The Christmas Campaign

In recent years some media pundits and "culture warriors" have waged a vocal campaign against a so-called "War on Christmas." Targeting department stores, local governments and school systems for replacing Christmas with "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings," Bill O'Reilly and John Gibson of Fox News have led the charge against what they call a "secular progressive agenda" determined to drive religion out of the public square. William Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights warns of "cultural fascists" bent on destroying Christmas.

The real assault on Christmas, however, is an excessive consumer culture that has turned a holy season into a celebration of commercialism and materialism. By focusing our attention on shopping malls and the consumerism that accompanies Christmas, this misguided campaign further distracts us from the real message of the holiday.
Nice to see that some people not only aren't being fooled by the "War on Christmas" propaganda, but that they're trying to promote the real spirit of the holidays, one of giving and tolerance.

    -  Ron  11:11 AM

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