Now, you confess that most kids read and write poorly (and do math badly as well); a point that departs from your earlier remarks. The point being . . . what? That they really dont need to read and write better than poorly (although one might wish they would do better in math)?
The astonishment just doesnt end. In your latest epistle you also confess that you stuck in the dehumanizing humanities bit just to be provocative. Word-manipulation, you call it, which you describe, including your own manipulations, as a fairly low level of human thought. Yeah, I think youre right; spin is about as low as you can get, at least in terms of human communication. Dr Goebbels was its most ardent practitioner, although he has many equally ardent rivals today. Spin might sometimes actually require a fairly high level of thought, but only to produce the same very low product. Then, you recant and again describe the humanities as dehumanizing. More spin? It looks like I wasnt very far off when I questioned your sincerity. Outside the natural sciences and math, you apparently can conceive of no communication above spin, including your own.
May we take you at your word and assume everything you have to say is essentially spin?
I don't know what it is about these evolution things that cause people to go all nonlinear and start making snide insinuations about one's bona fides as a normal patriotic American.
I dont know what it is about these discussions with science-types that they seem to think its always exclusively about them and evolution. Maybe its because they can conceive of nothing else that could possibly be of some degree of importance. Do you have a context? Might it have anything to do with a statement something like, in the absence of experimental proof science can accept nothing.? If that is the case, the response had nothing to do with being nonlinear or snide. Try to think of some other possibility. Thats all the help you get.
Truly I am humbled by the wisdom and eloquence of so many of you.
And I sympathize with you, omnivore those of us who are drawn to math and physics (and engineering) tend to be more comfortable with formulae than verbiage. But that highly structured language cannot respond to the deepest questions of life. The humanities are vital.
On the main point of this sidebar: our entire public education system imperils the liberties for which this country was founded. Publicly funded education has become the primary platform of indoctrination to selected ideologies, politics and morals.