In a previous article, Lewis’s Accusation, I quoted C.S. Lewis from The Abolition of Man: While we speak from within the Tao we can speak of Man having power over himself in a sense truly analogous to an individual’s self-control. But the moment we step outside and regard the Tao as a mere subjective product, […]
Many moons ago, during my undergraduate days at a state university, I decided to discuss my Creationist views with my chemistry professor. After he informed me that I was brainwashed and headed for a dead-end career if I didn’t accept evolution, he asked me how I defined science. I repeated the answer I had been
In my previous two articles I discussed narration as a tool of learning and as embodying the classical principle of self-education. I bemoaned the departure from this principle in much of modern education. At the same time, it’s worth recognizing the value of modern research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, especially where it is confirming
What can we as educators apply from modern science?
How the presuppositions underlying modern science cause us to claim a kind of knowing that is not warranted
I am a Challenge III Director for Classical Conversations. My class of eight and I spend one day together per week going through all six academic subjects. Yesterday in Chemistry, we performed Experiment 3.2 from our textbook which uses a white sheet of paper and a red magic marker to experience the effects of rod
As a physics teacher, I get to play with toys as part of my job. Physics labs give me the chance to dig out classic favorites such as Slinkys and Hot Wheels cars and put them to educational use. Occasionally I get catalogs from laboratory equipment manufacturers full of strange and sterile contraptions, but I
IV. Mastery, Meaning and Mystery Following the biblical narrative, the theology of the Fathers always begins with Creation. This is where their profound and crucial understanding of God begins, with the Father Almighty who is in the beginning, Maker of heaven and earth; with His Son, the Word, through whom all things were made; and