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  • Facing crisis, America's future lies in the balance

    07/11/2020 9:23:06 PM PDT · by ancientart · 16 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | July 9, 2020 | Art Marmorstein
    “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” said 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. “Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” He was wrong on both counts. Zeal for liberty can be (and sometimes is) taken way too far, and without moderation, even the noblest of goals is easily turned into something evil. A great example of this: the French Revolution. The revolution began with some long-overdue reforms. It abolished the special privileges of nobles and clergy and guaranteed Frenchmen fundamental rights similar to those promised in our own Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights....
  • Grim Lessons from Aristotle on the Causes of Civil War

    06/27/2020 4:02:46 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 26, 2020 | Steven Skultety
    Is the United States headed for a civil war? Every new partisan battle feels like the battle to end all battles. But contemplating apocalyptic violence and massive upheaval brings doubt: even with all the current acrimony, could it really be the case that the most successful nation on earth is spiraling towards internal war? Isn’t intense partisanship a hallmark of American democracy? At what point does intense partisanship threaten to devolve into civil war? And how would we know—especially when so many of our intuitions are bolstered by unfounded hopes and the assumption that things can’t change? Let’s step away...
  • Francis Bacon’s 400-year-old list of scientific foibles holds lessons for modern scientists

    05/24/2020 8:51:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies
    ScienceMag ^ | 3/17/2020 | Kevin P. Weinfurt
    In the early 17th century, the English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon envisioned a bold, multiphase program to accumulate knowledge of the natural world. A critical part of this plan was Novum Organum, which celebrates its 400th anniversary this year. In this work, Bacon attempted to undo the centuries-old dominance of Aristotelian forms of inquiry, encouraging readers to instead apply inductive reasoning to carefully curated observations of the natural world. “Book One” of Novum Organum addressed why so little progress had thus far been made in understanding nature. Here, Bacon cautioned against “idols and false notions” that can interfere with...
  • Why Christians Should Read The Pagan Classics Reason 8: PHILOSOPHY

    05/18/2020 2:29:43 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Mar 2014 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #8: PHILOSOPHY PHILOSOPHY IS A DEEP SUBJECT THAT CAN BE QUITE INTIMIDATING. MODERN PHILOSOPHY IS SO ESOTERIC THAT FEW CAN UNDERSTAND OR RELATE TO IT, BUT CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY IS DIFFERENT. As with so many things, if you go back to the beginning and learn first principles, you can develop a deep and satisfying understanding of a subject that is baffling in its modern form. While philosophy may seem abstract and unrelated to the real world, quite the opposite is true. In fact, we are all philosophers; we all have a view of reality, a worldview, as we say today....
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Aristotle

    05/02/2020 8:15:23 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 5/2/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Aristotle. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. He is considered one of the classic architects of Western Civilization, of which the Democrat Party and the Deep State are attmepting to destroy. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the...
  • From Apples to Planets

    01/23/2020 7:32:13 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 1 replies
    “I am a friend of Plato, and a friend of Aristotle, but truth is my greater friend.” These are words from a personal notebook of Sir Isaac Newton, written when he was around 20 years old. With these words, he was proclaiming a revolutionary decision to search beyond the boundaries of classical teachings to understand the biggest questions about the world and universe. Proverbs 25 in the Bible says it is the honor of kings to search out the things that God has concealed. In Newton’s search to understand various baffling aspects of the Creation, he proved to be regal....
  • The Greek Way

    03/31/2019 6:26:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    W.W. Norton & Company ^ | 1930, 1943 | Edith Hamilton
    I have felt while writing these new chapters a fresh realization of the refuge and strength the past can be to us in the troubled present. “Let us keep our silent sanctuaries,” Senancour wrote, “for in them the eternal perspectives are preserved.” Religion is the great stronghold for the untroubled vision of the eternal; but there are others too. We have many silent sanctuaries in which we can find a breathing space to free ourselves from the personal, to rise above our harassed and perplexed minds and catch sight of values that are stable, which no selfish and timorous preoccupations...
  • An Interview of Arthur Herman (Your Welcome)

    11/01/2018 6:02:51 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Your Welcome ^ | 1/1/18 | Michael Malice
    On this episode of "YOUR WELCOME" Michael Malice is joined by author and historian Arthur Herman. Arthur has written a number of books including The Idea of Decline in Western History, How the Scots Invented the Modern World about the Scottish enlightenment and Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Listen as he talks to Michael about Plato and Aristotle, Douglas MacArthur, Joe McCarthy and his forthcoming book about the Vikings...
  • Is this Aristotle's Tomb?

    05/27/2016 8:35:19 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/2716 | Blanca Britton
    A Greek archaeologist believes he has discovered the tomb of Aristotle. Konstantinos Sismanidis, who has been painstakingly excavating the ruins of Stagira since 1990, told CNN his team has very strong evidence the 2,400-year-old tomb belongs to the great philosopher. Sismanidis said the structure, about 40 miles east of Thessaloniki, was built to honor Aristotle's death in 322 B.C.
  • Target Western Intellectuals to Win at Idea Warfare

    03/25/2016 3:13:02 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/25/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    In the 1980 t.v. mini-series Shogun, Dutch navigator Richard Chamberlain shipwrecked in 17th century Japan, hangs a piece of meat on a tree to rot. An elderly servant gladly accepts the penalty of execution to give the poor carcass a decent burial. The original goodness of the game animal, that made it desirable to eat, rotten or not, was that it had once been alive, vital and desirable, useful even in death because of its latent vitality. Trailer youtube.com/watch?v=CoTGQffgifoThe same principle, the vitality of a once-alive thing, applies to the fact that our "terrible" American civilization, which Obama must punish in...
  • The Inclination to the Truth

    03/15/2016 7:32:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-14-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Inclination to the Truth Msgr. Charles Pope • March 14, 2016 • In a recent post (Is There a Way Back to Undeniable Reality and Universally Binding Norms?) I discussed how we today tend to “live in our heads” a lot more so than did the people living in biblical times and even those who lived up to and including the High Middle Ages and the Scholastic Period. Prior to that time, the “real world” was taken to be largely self-evident. But in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, a school of thought later called “nominalism” began...
  • Tracing the Marxist Roots of the Assault on the Family

    06/17/2015 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17Jun15 | Jerry Newcombe
    Aristotle once said, “Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives.” Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today? Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. If you saw Dinesh D’Souza’s first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a...
  • Ancient Greece's 'global warming'

    05/08/2009 6:39:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,347+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 08, 2009 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    In Heaven + Earth (Global Warming: The Missing Science), Ian Plimer, Professor of Mining Geology at The University of Adelaide, Australia, asks us to embrace big-picture science views; for to recognize our limits is a sign of maturity. "Climate science lacks scientific discipline," says the pro-amalgamation Professor, and in order to see more clearly we need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach. This requires humbleness. In Chapter 2: History, Plimer travels back in time, thousands of years, in fact, to debunk Gore's catastrophic global warming myths. I particularly like his research on the ancient Greeks. For Plato (427-347 BC) advanced the...
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

    01/22/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 22, 2015 | Maggie Lit
    Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material. Students Rodrigo Kazuo and Margaret “Meg” Perret wrote an op-ed in The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, titled “Occupy the syllabus” where they called for a student-wide occupation of all social science and humanities classes after they found their upper-division course on classical social theory lacked the works of women, trans people, and people of color. “The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that...
  • A Polymath to lead us: Aristotle would end the Federal Reserve

    12/22/2014 7:34:05 PM PST · by Dave Jr. · 13 replies
    David Schlabach | December 14, 2014 | David Schlabach
    A Polymath to lead us: Aristotle would end the Federal Reserve by David Schlabach As the world teeters on the brink of an economic Armageddon, what would Aristotle, if he were here, suggest that we do? In this article, I’ll humbly attempt to use the very same tools used by Aristotle- Logic, reason and deduction (albeit not quite so skillfully) to present a clear cut view on how Aristotle would tackle the problem(s) of the national debt, world debt, usury systems, financial meltdowns and reform the banking and monetary systems. The views of the great philosopher Aristotle are particularly important...
  • How our botched understanding of 'science' ruins everything

    09/19/2014 10:54:47 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 67 replies
    The Week ^ | September 19, 2014 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Here's one certain sign that something is very wrong with our collective mind: Everybody uses a word, but no one is clear on what the word actually means. One of those words is "science." Everybody uses it. Science says this, science says that. You must vote for me because science. You must buy this because science. You must hate the folks over there because science. Look, science is really important. And yet, who among us can easily provide a clear definition of the word "science" that matches the way people employ the term in everyday life? So let me explain...
  • The Gaying of America

    05/09/2014 10:13:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    In Making Gay Okay, Robert Reilly says the ascendancy of men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) started with Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s victory over Aristotle and that once philosophy fell the triumphant march through the institutions was quick and maybe even inevitable.Reilly explains that the debate centers on the question of what is natural and not, and how to distinguish between right and wrong. He describes how the Greeks fell in love with reality when they discovered nature and that the purpose of things was knowable and unchangeable even by the whim of gods.The author writes, “A dog wagged his tail because that was the...
  • 13th century text hides words of Archimedes

    05/11/2007 1:32:53 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 11 replies · 1,021+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 26, 2006 | Jia-Rui Chong
    THE book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable. Some of its 348 pages are torn or missing and others are covered with sprawling purple patches of mildew. Sooty edges and water stains indicate a close escape from a fire.
  • Why "equality" must die

    10/03/2013 9:00:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-3-13 | Selwyn Duke
    Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an impression? Okay, now try the Seven Heavenly Virtues of: Chastity Temperance Charity Diligence Patience Kindness Humility Anything? What strikes me is that equality is not among them. Scour great works, such as the Bible, and you won't find much talk of equality – that is, unless you consider The Communist Manifesto a great work. One thing about virtues – which are defined as "good moral habits" – is that their...