Quote of the Day


I know of nothing more terrible than the poor creatures who have learned too much. Instead of the sound powerful judgement which would probably have grown up if they had learned nothing, their thoughts creep timidly and hypnotically after words, principles and formulae, constantly by the same paths. What they have acquired is a spider’s web of thoughts too weak to furnish sure supports, but complicated enough to provide confusion.

—Ernst Mach

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know


Katherine Timpf reports over at NRO that a

Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.

The piece quotes the Lincoln School Superintendent as saying, “We don’t get involved with gender preferences. We’re educating all kids . . . and we can’t be judgmental.”

Hmmmm.

I wonder what kind of critical thinking skills this sort of accommodation of gender identity disorder will teach the purple penguins in Lincoln.

A Modest Suggestion


I grew up on the leading edge of the sexual revolution, in a time when someone who chose not to engage in sex until marriage was not yet a rarity. Perhaps a return to that choice by a significant number of young people would result in the campus date rape rate returning to the lower levels seen 50 years ago.

Required Reading


The Chancellor of UC Berkeley has sent out an egregious email concerning “free speech” on campus. Ken White takes him to the woodshed.

People like Chancellor Dirks don’t just seek to raise a generation of civil Americans. They seek to raise a generation of Americans who look to the state to tell them what speech is acceptable. This is vile and shameful.

Read the whole thing.