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Ralph Argen
Interests: Education, Philosophy, Ethics
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A two year degree can provide a salary that rages between $19,000 to $62,000. If a graduate has higher aspirations, then she must pursue other options. This US News Summary provides the following informaton: Health Information Technology Associate’s Degree, Average... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Discovery Curve
#Trust30-Day-5: Hawaii comes to mind as a place to go, but it’s not so much the place as it is the duration. Two to seven says is just too short. I’d like to visit a place for two to four... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at Discovery Curve
#Trust30-Day-4: Create the productive energy needed, when there is none; after finishing the day’s fixed obligations, do the productive work needed to ship personal scholarship on schedule. --------- Post-it Question by Jenny Blake That which each can do best, none... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at Discovery Curve
#Trust30-Day 3: The phrase “I strongly believe” is a piece of psychology or epistemology that motivates a terrorist in singular solitude and the great outlier who in perfect independence of solitude aims above naïve realism and theism to not only... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at Discovery Curve
#Trust30-Day #2: The story that needs to be told can be written in 15-minutes, but not by me. I see the world as more than 15-minutes. 15-minutes is a splash. I see my life and each day as endless, another... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Discovery Curve
I'm participating in the #Trust30 writing challenge are you? For the promit got to: #Trust30 (If the link fails): Day #1: The weaving journey of living embraces failure for a sagacious life. Day #2: Comming ... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Discovery Curve
Christoper Hitchens is right one can say almost anything in the name of God: "I'm not saying God is causing earthquakes (he quickly added, "I'm not not saying that either").What God does is God's business. But I'll tell you this,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at Discovery Curve
Why are students drifting into college, and stumbling wide asleep into careers they do not want? Could it be a failure to face and learn from failure? As seth points out.... The worst moments are your best opportunity: to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Discovery Curve
Certified College Funding Solutions ‎Nick Marra thanks for the insight: 10 Hot Businesses to Start in 2011 Business on Main 9. College consultants With incoming freshman classes breaking enrollment records (Pew Research says about 2.6 million kids enroll every... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Discovery Curve
Our Man in Pakistan The dreadful treatment of Raymond Davis is a reminder of how dysfunctional our relationship with Pakistan has become. By Christopher Hitchens As our diplomat Davis is to be judged by the evidence in the American... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Discovery Curve
Certified College Funding Solutions The Best College is not any college, but the product of a plan. Go to this link, read along and listen to what Roy Williams says about college and "no-collar" jobs. Our goal at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Discovery Curve
Hitchens is right. Arab uprisings: Obama's response was dithering and pathetic. Christopher Hitchens on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 11:41am ------ President Obama is not a transformational leader--a visionary with the ability to transform stumbling and fumbling of fearful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Discovery Curve
Are We Following Liberty in the Middle East or Leading the Way? The call for freedom and democracy in the Arab Middle East is fascinating. What would a Arab, Muslim liberty live like? "If liberty means anything at all, it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at Discovery Curve
If justice is relative to every cultural practice, as suggested by too many students, one must wonder if their slavishly adherence to tolerance, to the slogan: "to each her own" is in fact a concerted effort not to think or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Discovery Curve
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell What else should we add? Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Discovery Curve
What is philsophy? I cannot resist letting Bertrand Russell answer this question: "Philosophy, like all other studies, aims primarily at knowledge. The knowledge it aims at is the kind of knowledge which gives unity and system to the body of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at Discovery Curve
New Book Lays Failure to Learn on Colleges' Doorsteps Assessment driven by memorization and regurgitation is not the some thing as skilled discussion where one presents and defends positions or beliefs with well formed connected reasons; the former is the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Discovery Curve
Most Minimum Wage Earners Can't Afford Necessities of Life Posted in response to this video at: Dr. Wicks, the idea of consolidating programs and/or shifting priorities makes sense, but what is the incentive for this combined program? One of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at Discovery Curve
What’s the new album like? Classic Rock was remarkable; why live on old memories? Looking forward to an artist’s or band’s new album gives arise to questions like: Will they take a risk and venture away from their past hit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Discovery Curve
LITANY AGAINST FEAR I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Discovery Curve
Cheating and the Generational Divide Some 200 students knowingly or unknowingly obtained a "sample test" that turned out to be the actual test. If one learned the professor was going to use a canned test from the text and one... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Discovery Curve
Student: “Is the pursuit of eudaimonia like it would be mostly not fun or rather hard.” Perceptive, let’s peel the onion on eudaimonia “the state of having a good indwelling spirit, a good genius” or more simply “well-geing”. This sense... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at Discovery Curve
"It's better to give than to receive." As a universal truth this slogan fails: Why is it better to give to your attacker, or a terrorist, or anyone who seek to cause harm? What is it to give: money, time,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at Discovery Curve
The warrior gene does not eliminate intent? This National Geographic Channel show makes the case that neither nature not nurture alone defines a predisposition of violence, but that both genes and environment together create the character. Explorer: Born To Rage... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at Discovery Curve
Dance Monkey Dance: How should one live? What is brotherly love? Why is the uncertainty of human competition, conflict and cooperation as set of tools for: "How one should live"? Dance Monkey Dance: Paste the link into your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at Discovery Curve