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Telling and Selling the Overpopulation Issue: Why Climate Change Gets So Much More Attention
Volume 40, No. 1
December 2019 / January 2020

Search the literature; read the news; comb the mission statements and recommendations of various environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and it will become obvious how climate change utterly dominates public discourse, leaving the overpopulation issue behind. The average global per-person carbon footprint is 4.9 metric tons per year, according to the Global Footprint Network. Multiplied by …


In Bladensburg Cross Case, New Justices Help Set a New Course: Backward
Volume 40, No. 1
December 2019 / January 2020

It’s funny how a group of smart fourteen- and fifteen-year-olds using logic and cogent argument can one-up today’s U.S. Supreme Court. It happened in an Advanced Placement U.S. Government class at Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. According to the Washington Post, teacher Tessa Guarracino assigned the Bladensburg Cross case as a moot-court …

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The Fact of Evolution
Volume 30, No. 1
December 2009 / January 2010

Imagine that you are a teacher of Roman history and the Latin language, anxious to impart your enthusiasm for the ancient world—for the elegiacs of Ovid and the odes of Horace, the si newy economy of Latin grammar as exhibited in the oratory of Cicero, the strategic niceties of the Punic Wars, the generalship of …

Attitudes of Educated Orthodox Jews Toward Science; a survey
Volume 30, No. 1
December 2009 / January 2010

The Branches of Orthodox Judaism Non-Jews, and even most Jews, use the term Jew to denote ethnicity, not religion. An ethnic Jew can thus have no religious orientation or can even practice Buddhism or Wicca. Leaving aside “cultural Jews,” who practice no discernible religion, almost 90 percent of organized Jewish religion falls under the Reform …


Subjection and Escape: An American woman’s Muslim journey, part 2
Volume 30, No. 1
December 2009 / January 2010

The alarm clock awakens me with its annoying buzz. Half-consciously, I smash down the snooze button. I peep out at the time: 5:32 A.M. I really must get up and shower. Then I can do my wudu’ (ritual ablutions) and pray before the time for fajr (the dawn prayer) expires at sunrise, which according to …


The Fact of Evolution
Volume 30, No. 1
December 2009 / January 2010

Imagine that you are a teacher of Roman history and the Latin language, anxious to impart your enthusiasm for the ancient world—for the elegiacs of Ovid and the odes of Horace, the si newy economy of Latin grammar as exhibited in the oratory of Cicero, the strategic niceties of the Punic Wars, the generalship of …

Attitudes of Educated Orthodox Jews Toward Science; a survey
Volume 30, No. 1
December 2009 / January 2010

The Branches of Orthodox Judaism Non-Jews, and even most Jews, use the term Jew to denote ethnicity, not religion. An ethnic Jew can thus have no religious orientation or can even practice Buddhism or Wicca. Leaving aside “cultural Jews,” who practice no discernible religion, almost 90 percent of organized Jewish religion falls under the Reform …