Blog 86. A message from Kathmandu

The story below is an email from an American anthropology professor who is doing aid work in Nepal.  It illustrates what happens when critical reasoning isn’t applied in social or governmental services.  For those of us who thought of Nepal as an impoverished but bucolic place populated by kind, reverent people, this report is a new view.  Might the developing disparity of wealth and power in the U.S. eventually bring a similar social situation here? Continue reading

Blog 36. Italian Earthquakes and Scientific Illiteracy

In America, we have a society infused with technology but a populace that is scientifically illiterate.  That leads to governance by political correctness rather than by critical evaluation.  We’re not alone; similar things happen elsewhere. Continue reading