The Rejection of Science in the Age of Science

Americans are rejecting science, and putting themselves…and everyone else…in peril  Every semester I lead my Introduction to Sociology students through the following scenario: Uncle Phil is sitting at home watching television, a wonder of technological advancement, and eating a microwave meal. Suddenly, he feels a sharp pain in his chest that travels down his left... Continue Reading →

The Die is Cast in Iraq

US Military Assistance Will Not Work  Just a quick word on Iraq. The situation in Iraq may be ugly, but it's a fairly easy mess to understand sociologically. Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire shortly after World War I, the cards have always been stacked against Iraqi stability. Iraq could be understood as a... Continue Reading →

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