Safe spaces should be about being safe to share ideas, not being safe from ideas (5 min)
CNN host Van Jones wouldn’t be called a conservative by anyone so it was interesting to hear him take on the idea of “safe spaces” on university campuses
7 marks of a good apology, 8 marks of a bad one
This would be a good review for all of us!
One lesson of the pandemic? Humility
We have limitations in knowledge, time, and ability… but is that how we act? RP contributor Hendrik van der Breggen advocates for humility too in his article “We need some healthy skepticism about science and medicine.”
The great chromosome fiasco
“Follow the science” is a phrase often heard, but seldom considered. Who decides what the “science” says? Is it science when some say men can become women? Or when some say that the unborn are not alive? When it comes to evolution, no one can show how life could come from non-life on purpose, and yet science supposedly says it happened.
So nonsense can get passed along in the name of “following the science” and this short article shows how it sometimes happens.
What Jordan Peterson taught us about the Holocaust
“Dr. Jordan Peterson is frequently moved to tears as he begs his listeners to realize that it was so-called ‘good’ people and ‘normal’ people and ‘nice’ people that allowed the Holocaust to happen—and in many cases, even facilitated it. We must all realize, Peterson says with a passion that demands attention, that it was people like us who murdered the Jews, and it is essential that we understand why that happened, and how that happened.”
Serious or satire?
The Babylon Bee, a Christian satire site, and its sister site Not the Bee, which reports the news of the day, have crafted a 10-question quiz where you get to guess what’s fact and what’s farce. It says something about our culture’s crafters when the real and the ridiculous are so hard to tell apart.
Taste and see (5 min)
Shane and Shane with an amazing song based on Psalm 34.