Defending Malcolm Gladwell to Intellectuals

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By William A. Dembski An Email Exchange A few months ago I was copied on an email from one intellectual to another. The email praised a highly negative review by political philosopher John Gray of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, David and Goliath. Omitting correspondent names, the email read as follows: A masterly example of the […]

A Quiz to Measure Fundamentalist Belief

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“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” ~Hebrews 11:1 (New American Standard Bible). Fundamentalism is widespread throughout the United States and a topic that most educators will have to face at some point in their careers. But what is fundamentalism? One way to characterize it is as […]

Becoming a Graphic Designer in the World of Design

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Did you ever stop to think about the importance of design in your life? From the moment you wake up in the morning until you go to sleep at night, you are working and playing within an environment largely built by human hands—an environment that has been specially designed by someone for your benefit. We all live […]

50 People Who Deserve a Nobel Prize

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The Nobel Prizes are the Olympic medals of the mind. They are supposed to go to individuals who deserve the very highest level of recognition for their achievements in the natural sciences, in literature, in economics, and in statesmanship and political activism promoting peace and human well-being. The prizes were established by the Swedish chemist, […]

50 Top Atheists in the World Today

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Atheists deny that God exists. Yet for an atheist to make our ranking of the 50 top atheists in the world—given in ascending order—it is not enough merely to deny that God exists. More is required. Certainty. To make our list, someone has to be very sure of him- or herself. No mere agnostics will […]

Gustavo Dudamel and El Sistema

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Classical music lovers will probably know that Gustavo Dudamel is the recently appointed music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But all those interested in education should take an interest in this remarkable young man. Mr. Dudamel, who is thirty years old, is certainly an excellent conductor. To see for yourself, watch this YouTube video […]

The 10 Best Forgotten Books

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The famous books that everyone has heard of—War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, A Tale of Two Cities—are famous for a good reason. Namely, they are classics. Meaning that they are so well written and provide the reader with such a depth of insight into the human condition that they bear reading and re-reading, by […]

The 10 Top Educationally Enriching Foreign Films

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At TheBestSchools.org, education includes challenging students to move out of their comfort zones. It is about growth and expanding one’s horizons. These days, movies are being increasingly incorporated into college curricula; however, all too often, professors use films as a way of pandering to students. They not only show a lot of Hollywood films in […]

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