Category Archives: Information

Lies and Statistics Meet Gun Control

There is a quote, commonly attributed to Mark Twain, which says “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” After four research methods and statistics classes for my undergrad and grad degrees I think I understand the … Continue reading

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Do we still have a government of, by and for the people?

I’ve got the so-called conservative slant in my thinking. Perhaps I’m prone to so-called conspiracy theories as well. Whatever. I am an intelligent, educated person who seeks to further my learning and consider all things rationally before drawing conclusions. I … Continue reading

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Is overpopulation a threat to the Earth?

Many people will read the title of this post and immediately shout YES! Others will read it and immediately shout NO! It is an interesting question that inspires powerful and quick responses, usually. I haven’t conducted any survey’s with experimental … Continue reading

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What is autism?

Autism is marked by deficiencies in communication, social interaction, sensory perception, adherence to routine and perseveration. Clinically, it is a developmental disorder. With a change in diagnostic criteria during the 1990’s, there has been a vast increase in diagnosis of … Continue reading

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The Right to Life

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been making the headlines recently for his Mr. Smith-style filibuster in the Senate. The topic was combat drone use against American citizens. Clearly he felt strongly about receiving more information regarding whether or not the … Continue reading

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Here’s an epiphany you don’t want

I lived in New Jersey from birth through 8th grade. My family moved to Vermont in 1995, my freshman year of high school. Though I learned to drive in VT, I was taught by someone from NJ, my dad. Also, … Continue reading

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Society’s demands for youth

In order for society to carry on it needs high quality parents raising up new members. This means that the new members need to one day become high quality parents themselves. We know that not everyone is capable or even … Continue reading

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Will Senator Feinstein’s gun ban bill make America safer?

Yesterday Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) opened a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Senate Bill 150, or “how I learned to stop living rationally and hate the semi-automatic firearm,” also known as “assault weapons ban of 2013.” Seven months have passed … Continue reading

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My thoughts on social conformity: do you agree?

Some people like to follow trends. Scratch that. I think most people follow some trends whether they consciously realize it or not. No, not that either. People do what other people do, or in other words, people in a society … Continue reading

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Internal or external focus and responsibility

Think back to one of the last tests you ever took in school, how did you do? If you scored highly did you attribute your success to the efforts of the teacher, your efforts as a student, or blind luck? … Continue reading

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