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Children Are Our Future: Schools Encourage Conformity, Not Learning Education 

Children Are Our Future: Schools Encourage Conformity, Not Learning

United States (Intellectual Takeout) – Over the weekend, I had an interesting chat with a friend about her daughter’s preschool program. She confessed to me that she couldn’t wait until the school year was over, for the preschool program dominated their lives. The schedule, she explained, interfered with other outside learning opportunities. At the same time, one of the main things her daughter was learning in the program was how to line up – perfect for fostering an environment of compulsion, but not for encouraging creativity or an enthusiasm for learning. Unfortunately, this attitude of toeing the line is Read More

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Children & ADHD Medication: A Huge Experiment, Says Doctor Featured Health 

Children & ADHD Medication: A Huge Experiment, Says Doctor

United States (Intellectual Takeout) – Dr. Leonard Sax is known for making unusual statements regarding raising children. The reason his comments are so unusual? They’re simple common sense, a trait often lacking in modern culture. Dr. Sax’s latest (non-politically correct) statements were made in an interview with C.M. Rubin for the Huffington Post when he raised questions about the intense drug regimen American kids are subjected to, often under the guise of treating ADHD and other related disorders: “American kids are now 10, 20, 50 or 90 times more likely to be on prescription psychiatric medications compared with kids Read More

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What Is Sharia Law? A Woman Professor of Islamic Studies Explains Culture 

What Is Sharia Law? A Woman Professor of Islamic Studies Explains

World (Intellectual Takeout) – My knowledge of Sharia Law is modest. So when I came across an article on The Conversation—“What Sharia law means: Five questions answered”—written by Indiana University professor Asma Afsaruddin, I decided to learn a little more about it. I’m glad I did this, because apparently a lot of my assumptions on Sharia Law were just plain wrong. Afsaruddin opens her article by explaining the fundamental objectives of Sharia Law: “Sharia provides guidance on how to live an ethical life. It lays down guidelines on how to pray and how to treat one’s family members, neighbors Read More

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New Study Suggests That Babies Recognize Human Faces from the Womb Science and Nature 

New Study Suggests That Babies Recognize Human Faces from the Womb

World (Intellectual Takeout) – In opening The Atlantic this morning, an interesting article caught my eye. The title proclaimed: “Fetuses Prefer Face-Like Images Even in the Womb.” I was intrigued. To be perfectly frank, I don’t believe I had ever thought about the fact that a baby in the womb might be able to see, let alone recognize shapes resembling human faces outside the womb. It appears that many others haven’t given such a thought much consideration either, for the study, conducted by Vincent Reid, was a first of its kind. As Reid explains in The Atlantic, the human Read More

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