Posts Tagged ‘Ayn Rand’

Getting the Kids Ready for the Competition – Happiness, Choice, Success, and Aristotle’s “Paralogism”!

“Faulty Logic.” That’s how Webster defines paralogism. I first ran across “paralogism” in the writings of Aristotle – the father of logic and the syllogism. At its heart, the syllogism is a mode of analytical thinking that combines a major and minor premises to draw a “logical” conclusion. Aristotle referred to “paralogism” in his Poetics […]


The Bumblebee’s Best Kept Secret!

Worker Bumblebees certainly don’t have gorilla- (or human-) sized brains. But they make some very sophisticated decisions. A worker bee’s responsibility for its colony is to collect nectar. To fulfill that responsibility, the worker bee is equipped with an astute visual system that distinguishes colors of flowers. The bee also has a motor apparatus that […]


May 7, 1945 – May 7, 2011: Patriotism – its Decline and Fall – and Opportunity for Rebirth

May 7, 1945 was a special day. World War II ended in Europe on May 7, 1945 when German emissaries met with General Dwight Eisenhower at his schoolhouse headquarters in Reims, France. The New York Times headlines announced to an anxious world that on this day, Germany surrendered unconditionally. Thus, the ‘first leg” of the […]


The Race We Better Not Lose!

The National Post, a Canadian conservative newspaper, published a telling article January 30, 2010, Poverty stalks the middle class. The article was about the United States, not Canada. The article was based on a 43-page report from the U. S. Department of Commerce, issued January 25, 2010. The report concludes: It is more difficult now […]