Category Archives: Education

Celebrity science, Scientific integrity, a note from Mel

Mel is a physician/oncologist grad of Stanford Med that I met on my journey in the 80s.

He sent me this note that deserves a post and a discussion.

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Princeton analysis shows that Millenials are duds, and it is not pretty what they can’t do

Am I surprised when I run into college grads who are illiterate and innumerate? No.

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Will the Junk Science of the Next Generation Science Standards fix this problem?

From Todd C. Frankel at the Washington Post, via a contributor to Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor.

U.S. millennials post ‘abysmal’ scores in tech skills test

“There was this test. And it was daunting… This exam, given in 23 countries, assessed the thinking abilities and workplace skills of adults. It focused on literacy, math and technological problem-solving. The goal was to figure out how prepared people are to work in a complex, modern society.”

“And U.S. millennials performed horribly.”

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Albert J Nock was a big boy

I can’t possibly properly portray the importance of Albert J Nock.

He was way to big for my limited grasp. Suffice it to say he was a founding father of good conservative thought and deserves more than I can give.

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Black English is “streamlined–proper English is racist?

Does anyone remember the ebonics thing–does anyone notice that the bamster does a ghetto patois when he’s feeling particularly good about himself?

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Thomas Sowell on the stupidity of affirmative action

I can’t understand how this approach to admissions has survived the smell test.

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Jesuits prove up their bona fides as intolerant leftists at Marquette–wonder if the Pope is on their side.

So I have been pointing out the silly leftist positions of the jesuit pope from Argentina.
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