Sunday, January 30, 2005

Where does the Bible belong in the classroom?

Christian or non-Christian, atheist or agnostic, what role should religion play in the classroom? Is it ever OK to teach about one religion? If you teach only one, ought you not teach others? This article makes for some interesting reading especially with reference to the Lemon Test.

What are American Teens thinking about SEX?

Katie Couric spoke about that subject in an NBC news special. This CNN webpage relates some of the interesting results. Parents -- do you know what your children have been doing?

In the Search for Justice, Is it Monkey See Monkey Do?

Who would realize that chimps have a sense of justice similar to humans? What other comparisions do you think could be found? Read about it here.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Dave's Other Blog

Dave's Other Blog contains non-school related topics and ideas some may find controversial.

Is it ever OK to lie? These cuttlefish think so.

Utilitarian sometimes argue that telling a lie is justified when it promotes greater happiness for the greater number. Certainly this is true if the Gestapo pounds on your door demanding to know if you are hiding a family of Jewish refugees in your attic during WWII. Now, evidence from nature suggests that even animals lie. Other studies show that lying is a natural part of human development. So why do humans lie? What benefits are there to lying? Why is it that some animals lie? All good questions or topics for your next term paper.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

What would you rather eat?

Sometimes it is amazing just what philosopher think about. Take for instance the following question: Would you rather eat poo-flavored chocolate or chocolate-flavored poo? This question is discussed in detail here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Teaching News

What's happening in my classes at Escula Internacional Sampendrana? You'll have to look up my school-class website. Or email me if you have any questions at: If you have time, check out the EIS Website.

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