Back in February, Jonny Sacramanga gave an interview about Leaving Fundamentalism. A section of the interview really jumped out at me, so I bookmarked it with every intention writing a post. In the interview, Sacramanga talks about positive peer pressure in relation to Accelerated Christian Education (ACE). On his blog, ACE is described as a … Continue reading Christian Science Culture and Positive Peer Pressure at Principia College
It appears that US News disagrees with Time.com’s Money section's opinion about Principia College. While Time places Principia as the "best college" a B-average student can get into, USNews ranks it 139 and makes sure it ties with several other colleges for the privilege. US News' ranking takes a number of factors into account, and … Continue reading Principia College Ties for 139th
The following is an e-mail I received from a reader that I have shared here with their permission. I don’t often publish e-mails from readers, but when I do they’ll be categorized and tagged “Hi Kat e-mails.” This e-mail was in response to yesterday's post “The Best College You can Actually Get Into” is NOT Principia. … Continue reading very prin-like, other than the partying part….
Time.com's Money section recently ran a list of the 25 "Best You can Actually Get Into" colleges, Principia College came in at number one. I take issue with Time listing Principia as number one, I have previously blogged about the many, many problems with Principia, and to list it as a viable option for the … Continue reading “The Best College You can Actually Get Into” is NOT Principia
I recently received word that a young woman I had attended college with at Principia passed away. I don't know the circumstances of her passing and it is unlikely that I'll ever know. She was a year older than I, and while we were never close friends, her death impacted me greatly: she was a … Continue reading the dead mothers society
The following is a guest post from regular reader and commenter realscience. If a fundamentalist Bible college were to establish an “Institute for Creation Science Studies” and use it to contort geology and paleontology in order to “prove” that the planet is only six thousand years old and life forms are the product of design, … Continue reading Guest Post & A Few Thoughts: Principia’s Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics
This was forwarded me by a reader: John Near (former Principia professor) wrote this extraordinary open letter regarding Principia's gay policies, and has asked that it be distributed as widely as possible. It is well worth reading. It can also be seen at the pro-CS site SharethePractice.org (http://sharethepractice.org/blog/2013/12/03/open-letter-to-the-principia-community-by-dr-john-near-professor-emeritus/) Numerous people come across Kindism.org searching for … Continue reading Open Letter Regarding Principia’s Gay Policies
Although I have not written much about Principia's policies recently, Jesus couldn't go to Principa College continues to be a popular post. It was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek piece pointing out that even the Son of God (or God himself depending on your theological perspective) wouldn't stand a chance with Principia's Admissions Department, but … Continue reading Policy at Principia: What are they afraid of?
In lieu of art and iconography, Christian Science churches often adorn their walls with stark quotes from Our Beloved Leader, the Discovered and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. One of the more popular quotes to adorn sanctuary walls is "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every every human need." I've … Continue reading Divine Love: Two Boats & a Helicopter
In the Principia magazine PURPOSE Summer 2013, there is an article about liberal art education, and on p. 13 there is a little blurb from the college president, Dr. Palmer, which talks about his perspective on the liberal arts and sciences: Liberal arts are liberating arts. They’re an opportunity to see how multiple disciplines work … Continue reading Liberated from Limited Thinking