So Alex Rodriguez apologized to Yankee executives on Tuesday for going to war against the organization the last couple of years, and you’d like to believe the reality of all his mindless behavior during that time has sunk in now and forced him to do some genuine soul-searching. That is, you’d like to believe his apology was sincere. But it comes on the heels of word from Barry Bonds that A-Rod recently told him he still has every intention of breaking his career home run record, which immediately makes a mockery of any notion that he is thinking rationally these days. Never mind that his decision to work out with Bonds, the most notorious juicer of them all, was foolish enough by itself, considering that A-Rod is theoretically trying to rebuild some credibility fresh off his season-long suspension for using PEDs. If he really thinks he can hit another 109 home runs, which is what he would need to pass Bonds’ total of 762, then A-Rod is as delusional as he … [Read more...] about Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez is as delusional as ever thinking he can catch Barry Bonds for home run record
Andrew C. Spiropoulos When Republicans in the elections of 2010 won full control of state government for the first time in Oklahoma’s history, conservative legislators should have settled in and done years of useful work. Starting with our excessive and unjustifiable occupational licensing requirements, eager, ambitious lawmakers should have competed to eliminate the economically illiterate and often protectionist regulations marbled through the state’s legal codes. They didn’t. So, having failed to eliminate economically destructive, protectionist laws like those banning the sale of wine and normal-strength beer in grocery stores, private interest groups employing the tools of direct democracy were forced to do legislators’ jobs for them. State Question 793, if approved, will remove a discriminatory and harmful regulatory barrier that an engaged conservative Legislature would have enthusiastically dismantled years ago. What will SQ 793 do? It will amend the … [Read more...] about Right Thinking: Seeing clearly on SQ 793
Opinion ReligionMany atheists think that their atheism is the product of rational thinking. They use arguments such as “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science” to explain that evidence and logic, rather than supernatural belief and dogma, underpin their thinking. But just because you believe in evidence-based, scientific research—which is subject to strict checks and procedures—doesn’t mean that your mind works in the same way.When you ask atheists about why they became atheists (as I do for a living), they often point to eureka moments when they came to realise that religion simply doesn’t make sense.Oddly perhaps, many religious people actually take a similar view of atheism. This comes out when theologians and other theists speculate that it must be rather sad to be an atheist, lacking (as they think atheists do) so much of the philosophical, ethical, mythical and aesthetic fulfilments that religious people have access to—stuck … [Read more...] about God Versus Science: Atheists Aren’t As Rational As You Might Think
Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by the Collegian or its editorial board. Critical thinking is an aspect of higher education that has not been engaged with enough, especially in Liberal Arts classes at Colorado State University. A university should be a place where critical discussions are held, especially in the Liberal Arts department because the department, for the most part, is dependent on discourse. Critical thinking is a muscle that should be flexed during a higher education at any university, including CSU. It is not a coincidence that critical thinking is not present enough in higher education. According to Global Citizen, critical thinking has been overlooked at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. This means that critical thinking skills are usually not taught until the level of higher education. Critical thinking is a skill that helps people across … [Read more...] about Plunkett: Liberal Arts Department does not teach critical thinking
New Book Shows Leaders the Benefits that Mindfulness Brings to Their Decision-Making, Thinking Capabilities, and Brain Health. PALM SPRINGS , CA, USA , October 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Stress and our overloaded brains are two of the underlying causes creating conflict, tension, and drama in the workplace. They also result in poor decision making and less-than-optimal thinking by leaders. Daily juggling of data, reports, email, meetings, decisions, and way too much information has leaders operating in “mind full” modes. This is not good. A more effective method is to make decisions in a mindful mode, a skill that can be learned. Learning how to shift into mindful mode is the focus of a new book by leadership author Steven Howard titled Better Decisions. Better Thinking. Better Outcomes. How to go from Mind Full to Mindful Leadership. Howard says he wrote this book “because I have seen far too many good leaders make bad decisions that impacted their colleagues, … [Read more...] about Beter Decisions. Better Thinking. Better Outcomes. How to Go from Mind Full to Mindful Leadership.