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Why Study Science Classically

I’m going to answer this question, I really am, but first I need to make a couple of heady statements: 1.  Education in the classical tradition asserts that real knowledge should bring one to an understanding of truth. 2.  Education should change our thinking to...
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Grammar Versus Dialectic

I recently had an aha moment about what it means to enter the dialectic stage. I have three children ages thirteen, ten, and seven. My oldest son Caleb was down at the lake trying out a net he made while I wanted to do a science experiment with the younger two. We’ve...
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Wonderstruck by Science

The Conversation Monthly Wonderstruck by Science “Life is at its best is an adventure, a voyage of discovery. What could be more gratifying than to discover, describe and explain some basic principle that no human being has ever understood before? This is the stuff of...
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How Do We Study Science Classically?

Below, dear reader, you will find notes, questions, observations, and hopefully, a few reasonable answers to the question, “How does one study science classically?” Instead of simply giving you a couple of answers from my readings and contemplations, I thought I would...
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Soul of Science: The Philosophy of Science

For many of us, “science” is synonymous with “facts.”  If we say something is scientific, we mean it is based on facts, laws, or proven theories—or at the very least that the subject is being studied using the accepted methods of good science. Yet, we are all familiar...
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