Andrea Burman

Educator and writer, Mensa
Northridge, CA, United States

About Andrea

Bio

I'm an educator, teaching English literature and the history of the Catholic Church. I'm also a lifelong activist for the pro-life cause, to protect women and their children peacefully. I like to work out my theories of life and literature through my writing, whether it be poetry, novels, screenplays or fanfiction. I have also found new and innovative ways of expressing myself through my digital artwork in Photoshop. I am eternally curious about people, about the world and about the choices that we make in life and how that affects the individual and the culture. Actively seeking a literary agent and exploring the fantastical world of magic through young adult literature (as a writer). And always a lover of a good time and a glass of wine!

Areas of Expertise

Literature, Photoshop, Catholicism, poetry (reading and writing)

An idea worth spreading

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." -- Mother Teresa

Living with mindfulness of the inherent integrity of all human life from conception to natural death is the road to peace. No governmental program can supplant this ideology, and unless we as a people embrace this concept, there will never be true community in our society.

I'm passionate about

life, God, values, people, art, poetry, music, human rights, honesty in politics, and good friendship.

Comments & conversations

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Andrea Burman
Posted 7 months ago
Bill Nye and Ken Ham will debate on Feb 2,2014. Who will Prevail?
Honestly, I'd rather see a science guy debate another science guy, such as Robert Spitzer of the Magis Institute for Reason and Faith. Rather than using the bible to talk about God's existence, Spitzer uses modern astrophysics and mathematics for the same purpose. http://www.magiscenter.com/reason/index.html
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Andrea Burman
Posted about 2 years ago
Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born
I really enjoyed this talk! What I appreciated about it is that it acknowledges the action of the body and mind before the child even enters the world. I agree with Annie, that it's crucial to look out for the next generation, so that the more we know about the learning process, the better parents and mentors we can be.
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Andrea Burman
Posted over 4 years ago
Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
I tend to agree that, while her talk is rather whimsical and sharp, it's largely unfocused and a bit vague. As a classroom teacher, I make a point of getting my students to take an active role in their own learning process--they write their own tests, do many student-led lesson plans, etc. If that's what Adora is after, then I applaud her, but at the same time, I hope that as she grows older and establishes a more concrete agenda, she will have greater success at getting her message across. She needs to stop the self-promotion and simply focus on her message so that the average kid (and she is FAR from average) can hopefully benefit from the kind of leadership that these kids should take on.
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Andrea Burman
Posted over 5 years ago
Richard Dawkins: Militant atheism
What's astonishing to me is that some as prominent as Dawkins doesn't take into consideration the advances in big bang cosmology, the very best of which point to a singluarity and thus to some sort of creative force/identity. The universe in constructed to such a degree of precision that even the smallest difference in any of the constants or other forces would lead to a non-anthropic universe, either blowing apart or collapsing on itself. This jeopardizes Dawkins' argument about Darwinism because if there is such precision in the grander scheme of the universe, it stands to reason that there is also equal precision in smaller things. Even the construction of the cell, of the subatomic components to the smallest particle are governed by laws and constants, as they are their own tiny universes. Dawkins might sound totally informed and perhaps he is, but he is also blinded by his own fanatical devotion to his atheism. His loss.