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Miguel Nicolelis

Reverse Labeling

iguel Nicolelis is a neuroscience teacher at Duke University (USA), founder of the Edmond & Lilly Safra Neuroscientific Institute (Macaíba, RN) and member of the Brazilian and French Academies of Sciences. Added to that notable curriculum was his recent appointment by Pope Benedict XVI to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The Viomundo website, directed […]

Metaphysics & Absurdity

t is not always clear why metaphysical problems such as those revolving about the notions of cause, substance, the subject-object gap,body-mind interaction, etc., need to be discussed. The practical man has little interest in such matters, and, it may appear, can conduct his economics or politics or family life equally well without having to bother […]

Anthropological Tourists: Mead & the Young Sex Mavens

ack in the Roaring Twenties, Columbia University’s Franz Boas (1858–1942), the “father of American anthropology,” was maneuvering to break what he called the “shackles that tradition has laid upon us.” To that end, Boas supported the “field work” of young anthropology students, including Margaret Mead, who set out to prove what Boas wanted her to […]

From Knowledge to Wisdom

n his book, The Constitution of Liberty, F. A. Hayek wrote that «knowledge exists only as the knowledge of individuals». In this sense, it is also true when he says that «it is not much better than a metaphor to speak of the knowledge of society as a whole. The sum of the knowledge of […]

Gender Warrior’s Theory Belied As Junk Science

n June 1998 a stunning press release from a Harvard University research hospital announced findings that “carry massive implications for what appears to be a larger national crisis, one that we are now seeing can cause serious violence…. The time has come to change the way boys are raised — in our homes, in our […]

‘Homosexists’: Fanatical Misogynists

recently used the terms “homosexist” and “homosexism” to describe “Spirit Day,” Oct. 22, 2010 when President Barack H. Obama challenged American youth to view homosexuality as “a source of pride and a source of strength.” As Socrates says, thinking I coined a new term, I defined the word “homosexist” only to find it listed already […]

On a Level Playing Field

ne hopes that secular and pagan people will rejoice, not fear, that Christians are beginning to recover their intellectual credibility. Truth-seekers will always rejoice when others become truth-seekers also, whether or not they agree on other specific issues. Truth-seekers of all persuasions will make common cause in the defense of the mutually supportive pursuit of […]

Fixing the Bureaucracy God’s Way

ome of my favorite people work for the government. They are humble, dedicated and gracious. However, after a while, even the most intelligent of them start to change into creatures out of Kafka’s book THE TRIAL. They begin to believe they know more than they actually do! The beginning of true wisdom is understanding your […]

Western & Christian Civilization

estern Civilization is identified by the three major elements unique in world history:  (1) the rise of the freemarket of ideas and the empirical sciences, (2) the development of due process, equality before the law, and ordered freedom in civil government, a Godly republic (which generally, but very mistakenly, goes under the name of “liberal […]

HOKA HEY! Part 3.

ther forms of oppression the Plains Indians suffered should serve as object lessons to contemporary Americans. (ii) The Establishment of the late 1800s deceived the Plains Indians politically through numerous “treaties” that the Great Father in Washington imposed on the Tribes but never honored. Similarly, through its phony “two”-party system, the present-day Establishment has stripped […]

Where Is the Love in Sex Education?

very year, I have the opportunity to speak in different countries on how to make media-wise families. This year was Ukraine, which I visited a few weeks ago as part of the International Congress of the Family. The problems in Ukraine are immense. Ukraine has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in Europe, a large white slavery […]

It is Time to Denounce Roe vs Wade

Monday, January 22, 1996, marked the 23rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The annual March for Life took place in Washington. Other pro-life demonstrations occurred throughout the country. My wife, Marilyn, and I were in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the state capital and home of Louisiana State University. On Monday morning a pro-life student group set […]

Philosophy of Freedom

ccording to F. A. Hayek’s social and political thought, the tradition of liberty is not the exclusive creation of any single country. Consequently, no nation or group of individuals have sole possession of the secret related to such tradition whose origins can be found in the ancient Greeks, the Italians of the early Renaissance, and […]

HOKA HEY! Part 2.

nasmuch as human nature never changes, hardly surprising are the similarities between the oppression visited upon the Plains Indians and the oppression common Americans suffer today. For example: (i) The Establishment of the late 1800s destroyed the Plains Indians’ economic independence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and security by killing off the buffalo and thereby rendering the nomadic […]

We Are Not in Kansas or Kiev Anymore

The entertainment industry in Hollywood is an influential world force. When I am in my office, I am only about 45 miles north of the heart of the entertainment industry in Hollywood, California.  The drive takes an hour . . . or two or three, if there’s traffic. Increasingly, I am called to speak around the world in […]

‘How Evil Works’ Reveals America’s ‘Blind Spot’

omeday I do hope to meet David Kupelian in person. I want to thank him. I’ve eagerly read his blowout WND articles, and of course following “The Marketing of Evil,” I knew I liked and trusted him. In “How Evil Works,” in the lofty tradition of the veteran reporter, Kupelian connects the dots, compassionately and […]

Mind-Control vs. Education

n the late 1800’s, a new weapon was discovered for gaining control over those freedoms inspired by the three crown jewels—mind-control[1]. It is a much more effective way to subdue a people, and destroys much less of the infrastructure of the targeted society than does physical warfare. You persuade the gullible to like being controlled; […]

HOKA HEY! Part 1.

n old adage warns us that “those who refuse to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” This is not because of some inexorable, mysterious decree of Fate, but because (as the ancient Greek historian Thucydides observed) “the kind of events that once took place will by reason of human nature take place again.” […]

Karl Marx

Social Critique and History

ll social critique is founded upon some idea of the better. It is only in comparison with this idea that any existing society may seem good, tolerable, bad, or unbearable. But the idea of the better does not emerge from nothing: it is conceived of by actual men, members of the same society they criticize. […]

U.N. Legalizes Child Porn, Prostitution

onsider the recent WND report on Scotland’s opening up internet pornography to school children at lunch break thanks to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, currently un-ratified by the repressed USA. The U.N. “child rights” includes conditioning children to “consensual” prostitution and pornography, and the “right” to be used by any scoundrel […]