Martin’s Musings: Emergence

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The Flu is not just Achoo!

A pandemic’s second front – Editorials & Commentary – International Herald Tribune

The possibility of an avian flu pandemic is real. In America, President George W. Bush has sensibly proposed a substantial investment to detect, identify and contain the virus, when and where it begins human-to-human spread.
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November 30, 2005 Posted by | Behavior, Commentary, Community, Culture, Leadership, Personal, Random Thoughts | Leave a comment

Colleges and “American” Values

Top 10 Colleges for American Values
Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America’s Top Schools,” by ISI Books has been published since 1998. It seems a little unnerving that people would choose schools on something as nebulous as “American” values.  I guess what they are speaking to is the idea of tradition and the “ideal” family. As one might guess, most of the top 10 are from some religious background or influence.
 
I must say that I have not read the book, but I saw nothing in the discussion of it to suggest that there is a clear definition of values. It seems to be a synonym for tradition, conservatism and religion. I believe that anyone should be able to choose an educational direction for themselves or their kids. For me, it is just the seemingly presumptious way in which the books suggests.
 
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October 25, 2005 Posted by | Behavior, Commentary, Culture, Morality, Philosophy, Politics, Values | Leave a comment