Wednesday, February 06, 2013

"The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it." How is it that the American education system seems to have lost the courage to accomplish this?

Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist who has written several books on physics and is currently a professor at Arizona State university.

Of course he really does not need nearly that many credentials to understand the truth of what he is saying in that video.

If we continue to raise our children surrounded by superstitions, and allow that to interfere with their access to knowledge, we are essentially dooming future generations to ignorance and undermining America's chances of holding a position of power in the world.


  1. Leland4:33 AM

    Unfortunately, Gryphen, you are preaching to the choir here. It is not WE who need to know this, it is the ignorant Xtians. And as long as there are those in government who refuse to stand up and say "ENOUGH!!!!!" and/or those who actually promulgate that same crap about 6000 years and creationist "theory", we will have this situation.

    ANYTHING which even HINTS at a higher power or supreme being or whatever along those same lines is religiously based AND DOES NOT BELONG IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

    Lawrence is SO RIGHT!!!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous5:41 AM

    Arizona State .. isn't this the same school where Bristol went for a degree?

    Bristol dropped out, but did get a PhD in Grifting at Glenn Beck University.

  3. Cracklin Charlie5:56 AM

    Finally,someone who will stand up, and tell the unvarnished truth!

    Stevie Wonder has been telling us for years...Superstition ain't the way!

  4. Shout, shout it from the roof tops... these are just a few of my favorite things!

  5. Anonymous10:33 AM

    Idiocracy isn't just a movie ya know, it's coming.

  6. Anonymous12:21 PM

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. We are still fighting Galileo versus the Catholic Church of the 1700's.

  7. Anonymous3:27 PM

    I have watched several of these Big Think videos and they are quite frightening. Never mind the "Big Think" logo that immediatly puts me in mind of George Orwell. Equating religion to child abuse is reckless. I have seen many abused children from homes with no religious beliefs whatsoever. Some of those examples would just break your heart. I am well aware that history is full of religious/state abuse. Science/state has a record of abuses too. Forced sterilization for example. I do think that science can become just as oppressive as any religion when it is used to drive government policy. I think we should always have the freedom to follow knowledge and faith.

  8. Anonymous5:26 AM

    Well, the Bible and the Book Of Morons are not classified as fiction either. so what's your point. all religion is based on fabrication and mythology; it is merely a growth in their dogma that allows them to add fiction novels into the mix. They don't give a Shit whether there is an iota of fact behind their nonsense. God, and his son, jesus and his mistress, mary all hate Gays, why? Somewhere in some book, in the twisted verse of some chapter in either the olt, or new testament, God picked up a pen and Wrote it down.

  9. Anonymous5:27 AM

    Just goes to show how much a degree from Glenn Beck University is worth.


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