A small sample of the conversation regarding the comparative value of the arts or science in education, as well as a sample of a conversation regarding whether higher intellect or higher spiritual consciousness is of more value to our survival as a species, follows. To read the various entries in the conversation, in full, go to the following link, which is linked to Maureen Downey’s blog, “Get Schooled,” on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2015/02/13/opinion-charter-schools-dont-belong-in-new-recovery-district-they-are-already-bound-by-perform-or-close-m
Words I posted on Jay Bookman’s blog on June 26, 2017, for another poster on Jay Bookman’s blog to ponder:
“Do you think that the consciousness of the American society toward gays has become more elevated in the past 30 years? I believe the answer to that question would be ‘Yes.’
Since that is true, then can you not make the connection that raising the consciousness of the society eventually affects the voting public’s choices, such as equality under the law for marriage between people of the same sex? Or, the equality of black people to white people? Or, the right of women to vote as men had done before them?
All those are examples of a change in the consciousness of a society which even affects the members of the U. S. Congress, and even the President of the United States. That consciousness does not happen in a matter of four years or even a decade. Sometimes it takes centuries.”