As of this week Kairoticast has been podcasting for one year. We want to thank you for your support in the last year and hope you’ll continue to join us in the year ahead. We’ve had a really good time thinking about public discourse and current events with you, and hope you’ll be an even bigger part of the podcast in the future. [Read More]
There’s a lot of disparity in how the world is responding to Covid right now.
France and Germany are entering yet another period of lockdown right now while the United States is opening back up. All three countries are in the process of administering vaccines and things seem to be doing well on that front, so why the different responses? [Read More]
We’re going to do something a little different today and take a historical trip. Today I am taking us back to the year 1954. 1954 was kind of a banner year for America. It was the year of Playboy, Brown v. Board, the beginning of the “domino theory” and the fall of Joe McCarthy. It was also the year that the phrase “under God” was added to the Pledge of Allegiance, which is what we’re going to focus on today. [Read More]
Most people know that medical professionals take an oath before they can join the profession called the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic Oath is named after Hippocrates, A Greek physician.
The Hippocratic oath has been through a number of revisions and manifestations. In many ways, it little resembles the original Greek text. [Read More]
Boise State has suspended all 52 sections of a required general education course on ethics according to Inside Higher Ed. The course has been running since 2012. It concerns ethics and diversity and challenges students “to inquire into key ethical ideas and values together, giving equal voice to all who are committed to the public good.” Individual course section topics differ and include moral problems, moral courage, censorship, the ethics of food, folklore, deviance, and human rights. Thirteen hundred students are enrolled and therefore affected by the decision. [Read More]