Science, Education, and Competing Theories

Competing Theories

At TheBestSchools.org we care deeply about the way public education interacts with the broader culture—especially with the philosophical, scientific, and religious ideas that are circulating in the media today. One of the most important of all questions facing us as citizens—both as voters and as contributors to our common public discourse—is the proper role of […]

On Economic Value: The Centrality of Information

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The most valuable commodity in the world today is information. An arresting thought, that—no doubt about it. And one we hear from all sides nowadays. But is it true? Just what sort of commodity is information, anyway? And exactly why is it so valuable? Perhaps those who speak in this way are thinking of inside […]

Greg Lukianoff Interview

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Greg Lukianoff is President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a political and legal advocacy group supporting the free-speech rights of students on America’s college campuses. A self-described left-leaning liberal politically, Mr. Lukianoff worked for the ACLU (American Civil liberties Union) and OAR (Organization for Aid to Refugees), as well as for […]

The Top 20 Online Christian Colleges

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Education is shifting. Computer screens supplant classrooms. YouTube and Skype dominate lecture circuits. Not only can you go to class in your pajamas, you might not need to get out of bed. Meanwhile, student demands are as steep as ever. Schools need to be low cost, high quality, easy access, and give “cash-value” results. A […]

The 50 Smartest People of Faith

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A few years back, “New Atheist” authors Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett helped to publicize a movement to rechristen atheists as “Brights” (see our feature article on influential atheists here). This was no doubt mainly because the word “atheist” still has a harsh and aggressive ring in the ears of most ordinary people. But the […]

The 25 Best Colleges for Homeschool Graduates

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The homeschooling movement is growing in America, and it’s no surprise. The home is a natural, rich soil for student learning. Even with public and private school students, parents remain a powerful force in the education of their children. For most of history, children received vocational or advanced training in small, community settings such as apprenticeships […]

William Lane Craig Interview

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William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Birmingham and a doctorate in theology from the University of Munich. He is the author of numerous articles in professional journals, the author or editor of over 30 […]

Richard Carrier Interview

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Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the country and on national television defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have also received international attention. He holds […]

Rick Schenker Interview

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Rick Schenker is president of Ratio Christi, a campus-based, Christian apologetics organization, which he joined in February, 2011. Rick has a visionary leadership style, and has experience in business, government, public and media relations, fundraising, and non-profit management. He has a bachelor’s degree in Bible from Central Bible College, and has done graduate work in […]

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 […]

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