A Letter from My Bones:
We are here to remind you of who you are.
You are temporary.
You are broken.
You are pieces and parts that fit together less and less… Continue
Added by Edward Teach on January 16, 2014 at 12:00pm —
Atheist or Agnostic?
a·the·ist - a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.
ag·nos·tic - a person…
Added by Edward Teach on January 16, 2014 at 9:00am —
On why believing is not an option for me...
There is an invisible creature that follows me everywhere I go. It reads my mind and knows my deepest secrets. The creature loves me, but it is jealous and will punish me if I don’t love it back. Since it reads my mind, the creature can even punish me for my thoughts. I must never have doubts about its complete power over me or I will be made to suffer horribly. I would do anything for the creature, even… Continue
Added by Edward Teach on January 15, 2014 at 7:11am —
"Faith can move mountains."
Faith can move… nothing. Dynamite, bulldozers, big trucks, and people of action have proven an effective means for messing mountains up, but faith has yet to move even a grain of sand. On a side note, “faith” is generally regarded as a positive attribute. The term refers to belief…
Added by Edward Teach on December 5, 2013 at 11:57am —
By nature, critical thinking leads to more questions than answers. For a skilled critical thinker, issues are rarely simple. Because critical thought requires approaching a problem from many angles and many perspectives, solutions tend to come in shades of gray rather than black and white. Continue
People who are not inclined towards critical thinking, have a much greater tendency to see things in terms of black and white. For them, conforming to a solution posed by the…
Added by Edward Teach on December 3, 2013 at 6:13pm —
I rarely visit A/N these days, but I want to express my gratitude for my experiences as an A/N member. Having worked alone in my efforts to hammer out rationally sound philosophies for a number of years, A/N gave me access to a world of brilliant thinkers. There were numerous issues I was having a hard time wrapping my mind around, and I was very fortunate to find thinkers who had traveled further down the path. Answers to life's eternal questions are not found on A/N. However, A/N does… Continue
Added by Edward Teach on March 12, 2013 at 9:55am —
I had two SBF students walk out of my class the other day when we had a discussion about the rights of the mother vs the rights of the unborn. They said such discussion was "just wrong." They also sent angry e-mails when I talked about the oppression of homosexuals in America.
HOWEVER... their strong moral convictions did not keep them from cheating on today's test.
At this juncture, the incident struck me more as predictable than ironic!
Added by Edward Teach on November 29, 2010 at 1:33pm —
Here is a cut and paste from the Beyond Morality Group:
As a moral relativist, I have spent a lot of time on A/N shooting down
the attempts of others to create a universal moral code. I think it's
sort of a fool's errand, but here I go:
All organisms demonstrate a tendency to avoid harm. Even amoeba will
avoid aversive stimuli. This is one of the basic premises of behavioral
psychology's operant conditioning. Behaviors that yield pleasing results
tend to… Continue
Added by Edward Teach on October 29, 2010 at 11:56am —
I wrote an article and sent dozens of pics from the Fire in the Hole Rally. It's being published in the next issue of Outlaw Biker!!! I'm psyched!
Added by Edward Teach on March 12, 2010 at 5:38pm —
Added by Edward Teach on February 9, 2010 at 2:03pm —
I teach a class on Counseling Theory and love it! One assignment I give for students to create an original theory that answers the following questions:
1. What is life all about?
Freud: Our instinctual drives (id) are forever at war with social propriety (superego) and life is about maintaining a balance between these two… Continue
Added by Edward Teach on January 19, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Ok, get ready to fuss at me for being a jerk....
The average IQ score is 100, with a standard deviation of 15 points. This makes the normal range from 85 to 115. One more standard deviation on either end, from 70 to 130, encompasses dull normal and bright normal. Anything below two standard deviations, or <69, is considered mentally retarded. Anything above two standard deviations, or >130, is considered gifted. 95% of the general population has IQs that fall between 70 and… Continue
Added by Edward Teach on October 29, 2009 at 11:30am —
If you want to understand a species, observe the behaviors of it's members over time. Bears have specific behaviors that have been exhibited throughout bear history. Bears forage, hibernate, are omnivorous, and so on. While the reactions of one bear in a particular situation may be unpredictable, the general behaviors of the species are extremely predictable.
Likewise, observation of the human species yields similar understanding. Throughout history humans have always organized into… Continue
Added by Edward Teach on October 28, 2009 at 11:30am —
Capital Punishment Crimes:
Kill People Who Don't Listen to Priests
Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)
You should not let a sorceress live. (Exodus 22:17 NAB)
"If a man lies with a male as… Continue
Added by Edward Teach on October 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —