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Book Book Review Part II, Title How Should We Then Live?, Author Francis A. Schaeffer, Rating 2.5,
The second part of this four-part review of Francis Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture examines the author's historical approach, and evaluates his comparison of Christendom and secular society.
Book Book Review Part III, Title How Should We Then Live?, Author Francis A. Schaeffer, Rating 2.5,
The third part of this four-part review of Francis Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture examines the author's claims that Christian ethics are the only absolute standard for society.
Book Book Review Part I, Title How Should We Then Live?, Author Francis A. Schaeffer, Rating 2.5,
In his book How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture, what did Francis Schaeffer have to say that influenced so many Evangelicals to become more politically active? In this first of a four part review, the author's primary theses are summarized, then the impact of critical historical events that were minimized or left out of the authorâ€™s analysis of Western Civilization are assessed.
Superweeds are weeds that cannot be killed with the usual pesticides used by by today's agro-businesses, such as Roundup. They have begun to pop up in fields that grow crops which have been genetically modified (GMO) to increase their resistance to pesticides. This allows farmers to use Roundup more liberally to kill weeds. This approach worked very well at first, but after a prolonged overexposure of the weed population to Roundup, weed species resistant to Roundup have been selected. This is a serious agricultural problem, as these weeds lower the yield, increase the cost of harvest, and remain a problem that is not easily solved. Why is this strategy employed, when agronomists predicted that such an outcome was inevitable? Why not just move to organic farming, eliminating the use of chemical pesticides, which like antibiotics, are indiscriminate in destroying both pests and beneficial organisms?
I was reading a recent article by Andrew Sullivan, who asks the question: "Does punctuation matter?" The discussion was nominally about internet and texting abbreviation in both word and thought, but raised other questions to me:
Does precision in writing matter? If so, when does it matter? These are devilish questions.