Andrew Kern Dec 11, 2007
Analyze this argument attacking Intelligent Design and see if you can find anything logical, based on evidence, or any other way indicative of the scientific method and not harking back to mere authority or ad hominems. Let me know if you find anything.
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Andrew Kern Dec 8, 2007
We Christians have a different way of seeing things, of setting values, and that leads us to honor different heroes than those who see things more conventionally. We value God's blessed creation, for example, so we honor those who make the great discoveries. But we don't value it as an arbitrary, pointless thing that simply shows the depth of our brilliance by revealing its secrets to us. We value it as a delightful stewardship, so we honor those who care for it with wisdom and fortitude.
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Andrew Kern Dec 6, 2007
Poetry exists nowhere but in nature.
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Andrew Kern Dec 4, 2007
More from that same article
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Andrew Kern Dec 4, 2007
Even in England.
This is the trouble with education. No sooner have we got the hang of one new idea or method, learned how to do it, immersed ourselves in it and pinned our hopes on it, than it's swept away and another is shoved in. Now it's all quick-change again: lifelong learning and flexible or part-time courses suddenly aren't so important after all. All we really want now are courses that increase "employability, career prospects and earnings". I read it on a college website.
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Andrew Kern Dec 4, 2007
Brett Favre has been named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. This article makes for a great study in leadership. Coincidentally, the Packers have just hired a new CEO. This article makes for a nice little case study of what to look for in a leader and what's required for success. The Packers are now thought of as a top quality sports organization, but it was not that way when I was growing up.
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Andrew Kern Dec 4, 2007
If you're involved in school, you're involved in leadership. Here's an excellent entry from a leadership blog I like to visit on the need for humility among leaders. A checklist is provided of things to watch for in a "flawed CEO," and it's worth printing and reviewing every now and again for self-analysis or for hiring or development.
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Andrew Kern Dec 1, 2007
When Ashley constructs a puzzle on the floor of the living room, she will eventually come to the point where she doesn't remember which piece comes next and simple observation doesn't make it obvious. At that point, she enters the realm of nascent scientific thought. She has a gap in her knowledge that prevents her from knowing what to do next, so she has to decide what to do next. If she determines to continue (a matter of the will, not the intellect - i.e. a question of loves), she will acknowledge the gap and immediately start looking for the missing link.
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Andrew Kern Nov 26, 2007
I'm still not sure if these words have the same etymology or if the first syllable is a coincidence, but the link is quite profound. A healthy sense of humor lives in humility, while a diseased one is grounded in ego. Humor is rooted in the bringing down of the exalted, the humiliation of the proud. It finds its higher fulfillment in the surprising and delightful exaltation of the humble.
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Andrew Kern Nov 24, 2007
This review of The Whisperers keeps alive the memory that Putin seems to want silenced. But just as we cannot forget what neo-paganism achieved through Hitler's Holocaust, so we cannot forget what atheism achieved through Stalin's savagery. We must not forget that we also can kill and be killed. These were human beings at both ends of the weapons.  What we sat outside of during the 20th century can make a conscious mind tremble. That we won't experience it in the 21st becomes less and less certain.
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