Intellectual Takeout

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8 Truth-Bombs from Thomas Paine

1) “When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.”   2) “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”   3) “Where ...

Is Islam Actually a Christian Heresy?

Is Islam actually a Christian heresy? Was it actually not a “new religion,” but rather, a perversion of orthodox Christian teaching?   1,400 years after Mohammed supposedly received his revelation from the archangel Gabriel, it's...

A Bunch of Burke Quotes

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.   To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.   The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.   The use of force alone is but...

8 Profound Quotes from Blaise Pascal

1) “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”   2) “All men are almost led to believe not of proof, but by attraction.”   3) “It is a natural illness of man to think that he possesses the truth...

How Well Do You Know Your Memorial Day Facts?

We all love the family picnics and local parades which come with Memorial Day. But in the hustle and bustle of the holiday and the excitement over the unofficial start of summer, it's easy to forget about the history and meaning behind our...

10 Provocative Quotes on Education from Ray Bradbury

1) “The problem in our country isn't with books being banned, but with people no longer reading… You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”   2) “If you can't read and write you can't...

Can You Define These Winning Scripps Spelling Bee Words?

Over the last ten decades, students from all over the United States have made their way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. In most cases, only one winner walks away with the prize after spelling a little-known word. And in most cases, the rest of...

10 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Everyday Decisions

A cognitive bias is defined as a pattern of thinking that deviates from norm or rationality in judgment. Inferences about other people and situations are often woven in an illogical fashion, and individuals can create their own "subjective reality"...

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