Scholarship | One Morning’s Internet Offerings

One Morning’s Internet Offerings ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr For the (self-syled) scholar, learning never ends.  Or, one should hope so.  Today’s surfing-of-the-web (what an archaic term, eh?) yielded these two gems: Adapting indigenous people’s “illiterate” memory methods to modern scholarship: http://bigthink.com/aeon-ideas/this-ancient-mnemonic-technique-builds-a-palace-of-memory Following the link in that article to the illustration of a memory device called… Read More Scholarship | One Morning’s Internet Offerings

Opinion | What Makes a ‘Great Man?’

What Makes a ‘Great Man?’ © 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr You Too, Can Be a Great Man My memories of the curriculum in the California Public School System during the very early 1950s include a grade-level-spanning—almost obsessive—focus on creating “Great Men” (or Great Women.) It seems like this obsession trickled  into every subject:  In “Social… Read More Opinion | What Makes a ‘Great Man?’

Opinion | Can Morality Exist Without Religion?

 Can Morality Exist Without Religion? ©2017 Vernon Miles Kerr In the late 19th Century, “Liberal” teaching threw out religion, along with religion’s moral guidelines, replacing those guidelines with moral relativism and situation-based ethics.  Since then, the world’s diminishing moral conscience has been claimed and dominated by its religious organizations, whose abuses and excesses have further… Read More Opinion | Can Morality Exist Without Religion?