Sunday, September 30, 2012

Have you vaccinated your children yet?

Wouldn't it be great if science were finally able to eradicate superstition and ignorance throughout the world?

I don't even think I would miss the Republicans.


  1. Anonymous7:00 PM

    With all due respect, I maintain that education is the only weapon against ignorance, superstition and intolerance. But that assumes that "education" involves teaching the joy of learning, the value of critical thinking, and the independence at ask why. Only when this form of learning environment is nurtured will science be able to overcome ignorance and superstition. :) From the Land of Enchantment

    1. Anonymous11:32 AM

      "With all due respect, I maintain that education is the only weapon against ignorance, superstition and intolerance."

      Beautifully stated, and I agree 100% that it must be a REAL education. If a student is taught how to think critically and analyze complex information by first recognizing facts and separating a biased opinion from an objective fact, then they can apply that mode of knowledge transfer to any subject they are interested in and become an expert in the areas they enjoy the most.

      Hopefully, many of those who master the process will become teachers themselves who challenge their students to exceed their own higher levels of thinking and problem-solving.

  2. Anita Winecooler9:52 PM

    I've vaccinated mine. Just pushed one out of the nest and she's doing great, two more to go in the next three years. Where does the time go?

    1. Anonymous11:44 AM

      Good for you! I've been trying to do the same since a young age and as he's learned more about the world, he's been willing to teach me a lot of new things along the way as well.

      Hopefully, it's just a new beginning as he heads to college next fall. He's gained a lot of confidence in himself by making a lot of decisions the past several years, and learned that one of his most precious (and scarce) assets is his time.

      My own parents were both very intelligent without much formal education, and they recognized its importance without having been able to attain it first. My Dad always told me that it was exciting for them to learn as much about what I was learning because not only was it exciting for them to see me learn some pretty complicated things, but they enjoyed learning, too.

    2. Anita Winecooler8:06 PM

      We could be related, our experiences and our parents experiences mesh. My parents didn't speak English, and they learned while we did our homework.
      My dad's most prized possession was his library card.
      We give them roots and wings, I'm sure your son will excel in whatever he chooses to pursue.

  3. Anonymous12:31 AM

    oh yes I've vaccinated mine and keep those vaccinations current too ! :)

    O/T thought and your readers might like to see these - here's a very interesting video on voter fraud (HBO docummentary) (description "includes proof of tampered voting returns in a previous presidential election and much more. What is amazing is the lack of follow-thru and prosecution or correction for the future elections.")

    and another
    documentary investigating allegations of election fraud during the 2004 U.S. presidential election. - 2012 VOTER FRAUD PROOF-

  4. Anonymous9:30 AM

    The bummer is that No Child Left Behind has pushed science out of the elementary classroom. I wonder if they knew that it would?


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