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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Hmm, spelling and math, not so much, but throw in sex education, biology, history, and physical sciences, and you’ve got a lot of “religious conservative” home schoolers right here at home.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

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  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    In the last few decades, it has become increasingly clear that humanity is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions. Modern science has developed effective measures that could solve most of the urgent problems in today’s world—combat the majority of diseases, eliminate hunger and poverty, reduce the amount of industrial waste, and replace destructive fossil fuels by renewable sources of clean energy. The problems that stand in the way are not of economical or technological nature. The deepest sources of the global crisis lie inside the human personality and reflect the level of consciousness evolution of our species.
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    Stanislav Grof

  4. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, about 1 year ago

    Sounds very smart. Research dark matter. You can make it sound very smart but there’s no real proof yet. History is filled w lots of science that didn’t pass muster.

  5. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, about 1 year ago

    This is not about science it’s about equality. Even the Koran doesn’t support boko haram social planning

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    When I see all the violence and stupidity in the world, I find it amazing the human race has lasted as long as it has.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 1 year ago

    Radical religion fears education. There’s opposition to scientific education within developed nations and democracies. Now that is odd.
    Wasn’t there a Christian parable that mentioned a beam in one’s eye….?

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    Yep. Check George Will and Charles Krauthammer’s recent diatribe against climate science. Since they can’t accept the results (because it would mean that they’ve been wrong), nor can they deny the data (because it’s overwhelming), Will attacks scientists for being shills and sellouts without challenging a single conclusion; and Krauthammer insists that ALL science is bogus and useless at making predictions. Our own Boko Haram, right here in America.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    @omQ R

    I intended to make the same point, omQ.
    Where the USA once lead the world in the quality of education, it seems that ever since Pres. Eisenhower warned it would take an informed and educated electorate to stand up to the Military Industrial complex (his draft included the word Congressional) there has been a slow de-emphasis on education to a point that we, as a nation, are far behind others in primary and secondary school education, and our colleges are doing better at educating foreign nationals who take their knowledge back home, than they do for Americans.
    If this hypothesis is correct, and if there has been a deliberate plan to ‘dumb down’ Americans, it is working. We are more divided and more willing to jump at hype than to take time to learn the facts and the science. Education is the answer to many of our problems, and that is why lobbyists and politicians would just prefer we stay stupid.
    Sadly,
    but Respectfully,
    C.

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    LOL ROFLMAO

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Reality,really?

    Sounds very smart. Research dark matter. You can make it sound very smart but there’s no real proof yet. History is filled w lots of science that didn’t pass muster.

    Even failed research can lead to breakthroughs in other fields.

    This is not about science it’s about equality.

    No, I think this is about how religious zealots fear education.

  12. spyderred

    spyderred said, about 1 year ago

    The same threatens the American Taliban, which is why they insist on having their own non-schools (and the cash flow of course).

  13. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I actually do hate to say this, but from the kind of responses of our more conservative members here to this carton, it is quite evident that the more moderate posters here, liberal or conservative, should just leave this site to the ultra conservatives. Those that really have nothing more constructive to say about these important issues except to call others with varying views names, or even what they perceive as names such as: “Liberal”, or worse “Socialist”, or worse yet “Communist”, or valorous bastardization of those names!


    It is actually one of the indicators of the failing of education in this country that these types of people must resort to this kind of thing in what they think is debate. Heck, I sometimes think these types would refer to Sir Issac Newton as a “Socialist” for his scientific Laws of Gravity! At first these types of techniques made me angry, but the more I hone my own Christian skills the less anger I feel, and more sadness for the fallen state of humanity I do feel. It is not a feeling that at my age (71+) I feel I can put up with anymore. And I do have a great deal more to both keep my body and my mind occupied than to even try to educate such people in even common civility, let alone the truth. So, I think I well not only not comment anymore here, but will even make a concerted effort to not even view the editorial part of these comics. I do wish thank those such as yourself and the more moderate posters, either liberal or conservative (and yes, there are indeed some thinking conservatives here whose posts do make worthwhile reading) for both an instructive and an entertaining time here!

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 1 year ago

    The math instruction isn’t very good in America and no one is too upset over it.

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Actually, Harleyquinn did have one good point in his numerous junk posts. The American educational system has moved to a model that seems to insist that all should go to college. (And be what? – Ah well, that’s not their problem)


    Some people do not need to be fluent in the arguments of Plato or Marcus Aurelius (the latter is a bit boring.) They want to mess with cars, make things from wood, metal, plastic or whatever. In other words, they would benefit from training in what used to be known as “vocational arts.” Having a poor score on an SAT may not indicate a lack of potential to do something useful with their lives. Many creative types don’t do well in the conventional class-room.


    I have been reading about inventors and it is startling to read that a guy with a third grade education had about 150 patents in a technical area. Yet, most inventors are not what you would expect.


    So what do the pols do about this? Nada. In fact they make it worse with blind obedience to that other Commandment: Thou Shalt Test! and Test again!


    One would not have to worry about leaving children behind if one would just give them the wings to fly with.

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