Category Archives: Science

Letter from the Editor: Late Summer 2014

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  Letter from The Editor In M. Night Shyamalan’s film Lady in the Water, we encounter a character named Reggie who lives in the apartment complex in which the movie’s story takes place. Reggie boasts that he only exercises his right arm: “It’s an experiment,” he says. “It’s science.” The consequence, of course, is that […]

Science: The Next Generation Standards

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“The Next Generation Science Standards attempt to teach science without nature,” says Martin Cothran in an op-ed in today’s Louisville Courier-Journal. You can also read his article in the Lexington Herald-Leader on the science standards. You can watch Martin debate this issue with state education officials in Kentucky on statewide television. Watch the whole video here. You can […]

Letter from the Editor: Summer 2013

I was recently asked to speak to a Chamber of Commerce meeting about classical education. The initial reason for the invitation was to talk about one of our Highlands Latin School campuses in the area. The group was founded as part of an effort by the local Chamber to create a partnership effort between businesses […]

Sherlock Holmes & the Left Hand of God

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Does a natural explanation always disprove a supernatural one? It is said that for many years the Abbey National Building Society employed a full-time secretary at 221B Baker Street in London to answer mail that was addressed to Sherlock Holmes, the legendary but fictional detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle. So real did Holmes seem […]

Why Should Christians Read the Pagan Classics? – Reason 3: Science

Why should christians read the pagan classics?

Reason #3: Science In the last two issues of the Classical Teacher, I gave several reasons why Christians should read the pagans. I talked about their contributions to architecture and discussed what they knew about virtue from the natural world which God created. These were some of the more obvious reasons. But there is another […]

Cothran’s Fork

If book sales and public attention are any measure, atheism is enjoying a noticeable renaissance in recent years. Best-selling books by famous atheists like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris now frequently appear on the best-seller lists, and atheist voices are louder and more emboldened  than they have ever been.  One of the arguments leveled against […]

Letter from the Editor: Winter 2012

I am often asked, “What is the ‘classical approach’ to science?” There are a lot of ways to answer this question, but the most important thing is to simply point out that our approach to science ought to take account of what nature is. Unfortunately, we live in a time in which the nature of […]