Prager H3: The Grammy Record of the Year nominee, F— You, has generated a lot conservative blowback. Dennis has led the way. Kids don’t use email; they text. Is it hurting their ability to think and to write?
Prager H2: Mr. Wikileaks, Julian Assange, who is under investigation by Swedish authorities for certain sexual improprieties, says that he’s not promiscuous; he just really likes women. What does he really mean?
Prager H1: The FCC has created new government rules for the Internet. It goes by the nice sounding name of “Net Neutrality.” But it’s not nice. It’s government intrusion into an area that doesn’t need it. But it’s worse than that. Dennis talks to John Fund about how this “crisis” has been created by a cabal of activist groups. The Left needs a crisis even if there isn’t one.
Prager H3: Dennis talks to Steve Stewart-Williams, lecturer in evolutionary psychology at Swansea University. Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew.
Prager H2: The NYT comes to a surprising conclusion: it doesn’t really make that much difference what college you go to. It’s all about the student — a hard-working, ambitious student does well no matter where they get their higher education. Columbia physicist, Brian Greene, has some very wise answers about the nature of intelligence. When he gets into his multiple universe theories, he sounds strangely silly, however. The idea of a designer (God) who designs an ordered universe, that’s absurd. But multiple universes where apples go up instead of down when they “fall” from a tree, that makes perfect sense?
Prager H1: Nina Totenberg excused herself for using the phrase “Christmas Party.” This is a perfect expression of the secularization of America. Dennis announces a new feature for next year: “Wisdom from the Bible” will be the subject of twenty Ultimate Issues Hours next year.
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