Monthly Archives: January 2014

Do Scientists Pray? Albert Einstein’s Response to a Child’s Question

By ELAINE MAGLIARO Millions of people have heard of the famous “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial that was written in response to a letter a young girl wrote to the editor of New York’s Sun back in … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Physics, Religion, Theism | 6 Comments

Military Families: School transition and deployment increase social isolation and weapon carrying by kids

By CHARLTON STANELY The mental health community has devoted considerable attention to the effect of deployment(s) on members of the military service. Not enough attention has been given to the effects of deployment on other family members. The California Department … Continue reading

Posted in Education Policy, Foreign Policy, Government, Mental Health, Politics, Psychology, United States | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Mrs. Rodgers’ Neighborhood

By MIKE APPLETON When Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers gave the more or less “official” Republican response to the President’s State of the Union address last night, I was expecting her to present a sort of Republican policy talk for mature … Continue reading

Posted in RNC, United States | 37 Comments

Another Great Addition to FFS!

Flowers for Socrates is pleased to (belatedly – mea cupla!) announce the addition of Charlton Stanley to our fine group of authors.  Whether you know him as “Otteray Scribe” from elsewhere on the Web or simply as Chuck, he always … Continue reading

Posted in FFS Update(s) | 13 Comments

Clap(per) Off?

By GENE HOWINGTON Since the inception of the Edward Snowden affair, one thing has been manifest.  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress.  Many have found this behavior unacceptable and have expressed ideas along the lines that Clapper … Continue reading

Posted in Big Brother, CIA, Civil Liberties, Fascism, Free Speech, NSA, United States | 15 Comments

More Than a Black and White Issue?

By ELAINE MAGLIARO I came across the following Tim Wise video on the “concept of whiteness” today. I thought I’d post it in hopes of getting a discussion going.

Posted in Racism | Tagged | 55 Comments

‘Tis Burns Night

By CHARLTON STANLEY Robert Burns was born on this day in 1759.  The bard of Scotland was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things with the language of his time.  He wrote in the Scots dialect, but he also wrote … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Scotland | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments