Christian Science Culture and Positive Peer Pressure at Principia College

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

Principia College Ties for 139th

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 Best College You can Actually Get Into” is NOT Principia

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

Guest Post & A Few Thoughts: Principia’s Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics

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

Open Letter Regarding Principia’s Gay Policies

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

Policy at Principia: What are they afraid of?

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?