Intellectual Takeout

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Common Sense in Crisis

What has become of "common sense" in modern corporate America? In an age where short-term profits override enduring wisdom, America seems to have lost its way in have a corporate ethics culture that works. In his book Common Sense Business—...

Free Student Seminar: Is College Worth It?

Generations of Americans have been told that college graduates earn more than non-college graduates. This may have been true in 1998, but is it still true in 2018? In Seattle’s booming IT industry 25% of employees don’t have a Bachelor’s! Today’s...

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) only 12% of high school seniors are proficient in U.S. History. If that number isn't bad enough, 55% of seniors lack just a basic understanding of U.S....

5 Creepy Science Terms That Explain Your Addiction to Junk Food

Five years ago, the New York Times published an engaging exposé by Michael Moss titled “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food.”The exposé (which was adapted from Moss’ book titled Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food...

The Religious Literacy Quiz That Most College Students Fail

The following quiz tests basic religious literacy. It's a version of a quiz given by Boston University professor Stephen Prothero to his undergraduates, most of whom fail.   HOWEVER, it's important to note that Prothero makes...

Announcement: Intellectual Takeout Is Accepting Applicants to its Alcuin Fellowship

A leading scholar and teacher during the reign of Charlemagne (8th – 9th c. AD), Alcuin of York is considered one of the most important architects of the Carolingian Renaissance. In his legacy for the intellectual development of Western Civilization...

Do You Know Your Latin Abbreviations?

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7 Jobs That Robots Will Soon Take Over

The time is approaching when many workers may have to say “welcome” to their new robot overlords… and say goodbye to their jobs. According to a November 2017 report put out by the McKinsey Global Institute, up to 30% of jobs worldwide could be...

Quiz: Name the Logical Fallacy

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