Law Has Become the Anonymous Violence of the Crowd

Law Has Become the Anonymous Violence of the Crowd:

Some of us scapegoat the policemen we hire to carry out these chaos-causing anti-laws. Some scapegoat the victims of these chaos-causing anti-laws. But rarely do we ever step back and see the cause for what it really is: our ancient, universal need to use violence and domination to subdue those who disagree with us. Whether it’s the drug user, unlicensed driver, prostitute, tax objector, or raw milk seller – we insist on blindly using violence: hiring armed agents to subdue, capture and cage nonviolent human beings.

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The basics of the thorny relationship between science and philosophy

Meaning of Science offers a quick tour of big questions about why science works. sci tech news

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Spark and Fuel: How to Help Your Child Learn without Resorting to Compulsion

Spark and Fuel: How to Help Your Child Learn without Resorting to Compulsion:

How can you truly facilitate your child’s learning? More important than what to do is what not to do.

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Wise Parenting Uses Natural Consequences, Not Artificial Ones Imposed by Force

Wise Parenting Uses Natural Consequences, Not Artificial Ones Imposed by Force:

We wonder why, after years of allowing them very few decisions, our children end up such poor decision-makers. We give them little responsibility and wonder why, as young men and women, they are so irresponsible. We endeavor to inculcate strict obedience to every parental dictate, and wonder why every generation is so servile and submissive to the state.

But if unchecked by parental authority, will not a child yield to his impulses, to the detriment of his socialization, education, and even physical safety? How can the child mature, if there are no consequences for misbehavior?

It is not a question of consequences or no consequences. The question concerns the kind of consequence.

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