Peter Hanley

Innovation Architect, Temple University
Wynnewood, PA, United States

About Peter

Languages

English, German

Areas of Expertise

Instructional Technology, Photography, web standards, digital imaging, Video Games, Fashion

Universities

Temple University

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Peter Hanley
Posted over 1 year ago
Does creationism indicate bad education? (If so how can we fix this, and should it be taught?) Does Creationism have any credibility to it?
Does creationism indicate bad education? -- If it is taught as a non-metaphorical historical event or scientific theory, yes. If it is taught within the context of religious study, literature, folklore/anthropology, etc., it is indicative of a potentially inclusive education. (If so how can we fix this, and should it be taught?) -- You 'fix' it by not teaching it as a scientific fact. You can teach it as a metaphor/creation story, or as a historical artifact that influences history up to the present day. Does Creationism have any credibility to it? -- As part of a rich religious tradition, yes. Within the sciences, no. For the record: I am not an atheist. I have read at least large parts of the Torah and some of the rest of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and several handfuls of "apocrypha." My assertions above do not denote a lack of understanding of the texts or of the conflicts between faith and science, or a lack of appreciation and fondness for religious traditions. But I draw the line at teaching things that are clearly untrue to children as part of socially organized education. As a parent, that's my job. ;-)
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Peter Hanley
Posted almost 3 years ago
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career
I'm with Jasper, he's very clear about that -to take the position that you'd want to be successful but wouldn't want to do "that" to your family essentially uses your family as a shield for your own excuses (and causes you to look at your family as your jailers).
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Peter Hanley
Posted almost 3 years ago
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career
Well, you could always finish and then walk away. The thing is, you can always figure out the money. But the question is, what would you do instead? If you don't really have an answer for that, I'd recommend finishing school and meditating on what you want to do, so that the debt doesn't become the next reason why you can't do whatever it is you want to do.