Andrew Wiggin
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Education vs. Employment?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Wiggin Nov 5, 2011. 6 Replies

I want to ask the assembled experts a tough question.What kind of education is needed to boostrap the American economy?Should we graduate hordes of engineers like India and China?  If so, I think…Continue

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Andrew Wiggin replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Scientists Say Eat More Worms in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I looked in to growing mealworms to feed my chickens.  It's not magic.  The mealworms need to be fed protein.  They will thrive on spoiled food, which is interesting, but they also pass botulism and other toxins along to whatever…"
Dec 21, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion The Unholy Alliance between the rich (Wall St.) and the powerful (D.C.)
"@Wanderer > your statement that only money is objective is highly debatable! I was mostly playing - mostly. It's a discussion for another time."
Jan 31, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion The Unholy Alliance between the rich (Wall St.) and the powerful (D.C.)
"> This is why Plato thought that philosophers ought to be kings Have there been any successful philosopher-kings?  Vaclav Havel?  Jimmy Carter?  Good King Wences? The line about "our business is business" gets used a…"
Jan 30, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion The Unholy Alliance between the rich (Wall St.) and the powerful (D.C.)
"@Wanderer - > by no means did I mean to imply Dude, no sweat, I was messing with ya.  And I agree with you about Obamacare.  I'm nervously watching my state health pool to see how things shake out. > Andrew, but I do think our…"
Jan 30, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion The Unholy Alliance between the rich (Wall St.) and the powerful (D.C.)
"@Joan - > I hope you and my daughter and her husband are able to do that, hard work deserves a good retirement. Thanks, Joan.  I don't expect to retire.  I'm trying to figure out how to take my business employee-owned, while…"
Jan 30, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion The Unholy Alliance between the rich (Wall St.) and the powerful (D.C.)
"Holy Buckshot, Batman! First, your Class A&B loans already exist.  The market made them.  Banks loan money for Class A.  Household Finance and friends work class B.  The mischief is credit cards, which change from A to B if…"
Jan 30, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to zackory Pauley's discussion Why do people have Faith ??
"> Because they like fairy tales. I covered that - shared fantasy.  Thanks for agreeing :) Just a couple of weeks ago, it hit me that there is very little difference between the way my kids behave when they play imagination games and the way…"
Jan 27, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Madhukar Kulkarni's discussion ARE YAHWEH AND ALLAH SAME, HOW DO THEY COMPARE? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Orion, You win :)"
Jan 23, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Madhukar Kulkarni's discussion ARE YAHWEH AND ALLAH SAME, HOW DO THEY COMPARE? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"That is the only possible conclusion based on evidence.  We must be true to our reason."
Jan 22, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Madhukar Kulkarni's discussion ARE YAHWEH AND ALLAH SAME, HOW DO THEY COMPARE? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"There can be only One!"
Jan 22, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"That's easy - introduce a second dimension.  2@90 + 2@316 = 1.5@22 degrees. If I could do that vector sum in my head, I'd be able to claim that the second dimension is unseen."
Jan 22, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Madhukar Kulkarni's discussion ARE YAHWEH AND ALLAH SAME, HOW DO THEY COMPARE? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"It's tough to know how to answer that.  Allah certainly has the more militant voice.  But despite that, Christianity is still ahead on numbers, and Western countries still run the show.  Neither claims many big miracles in the…"
Jan 22, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"I wish it were that simple. Most people crave community and are comforted by shared fantasy. To turn your back on "all that," you have to have some kind of problem with it.  Maybe you don't get along with the peer group, or maybe…"
Jan 22, 2012
Andrew Wiggin replied to Madhukar Kulkarni's discussion ARE YAHWEH AND ALLAH SAME, HOW DO THEY COMPARE? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"> the christian and the jewish god NEVER sent mohammed the quran. The Hebrew god of 100 BCE would never have sent Jesus.  The god of Moses, who took His time leading the Egyptian refugees back to Palestine, would never have just accepted the…"
Jan 22, 2012
Andrew Wiggin commented on Dee Neely's blog post Neosocialism - My New Philosophy.
"> We just need to switch what people consider to be a reward for their hard work. I see your point now.  I'm not so sure the word "just" belongs in there :)"
Jan 21, 2012
Andrew Wiggin commented on Dee Neely's blog post Neosocialism - My New Philosophy.
"> the fact that Linus Torvalds is indicative of the problem with the society. He works because society doesn't provide for his basic needs I was coming from a different direction, predictably. Linus Torvalds has a pretty good job, which…"
Jan 21, 2012

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At 8:48pm on November 21, 2011, Steph S. said…

Thanks for commenting on my discussion. Welcome to the Nexus!

At 10:57am on November 3, 2011, Joseph P said…
Hmm, depends which area of the political cloud ('spectrum' just doesn't do justice to the range of political positions, even when confined to one axis of the socio-economic graph) you're more likely to be advocating.
At 10:30am on November 3, 2011, Joseph P said…
Ender!
At 3:22pm on November 2, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Andrew! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

At 10:36am on November 2, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Andrew and welcome to this wonderful world of atheist truth and peace
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