The Growing (and Dangerous) Gap Between Information and Wisdom

August 20th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor The Internet is a truly remarkable advancement in our ability to access information. Just about anything we could possibly want to know is now just a few keystrokes away. But, as with most technological innovations, for every benefit to our lives, there is a potential cost as well. With the universe […]


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Common Sense Is Neither Common nor Sense

July 12th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Common sense, defined as “sound judgment derived from experience rather than study,” is one of the most revered qualities in America. It evokes images of early and simpler times in which industrious men and women built our country into what it is today. People with common sense are seen as reasonable, […]


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Academic Success More Than ABCs

February 15th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Making sure children have the academic knowledge and skills necessary for educational and career success is a hot topic these days all along the education and child development food chains. At the bottom, reform efforts have included overhauling school curricula, increasing teacher quality, reducing class size, and providing laptop computers to […]


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Another Quiz on Religion

October 10th, 2010

By Tom Carter In Test Your Savvy on Religion in The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof addressed the recent Pew Forum survey that examined religious knowledge among different types of people, categorized by their religious beliefs.  Then he presented his own quiz, which is reprinted below. I discussed the Pew survey in an earlier article, […]


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