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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
Ali Almossawi

The Experiment, 2014

“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments ! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, ...
  
  











  



  
Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left
Mark C. Taylor

Yale University Press, 2014

We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art, technology, fashion, and finance, Mark C. Taylor presents an original and rich account of a great paradox of our times: how the very forces and technologies ...
  
  











  



  
Free Will
Sam Harris

Free Press, 2012

A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this ...
  
  











  



  
Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us ...
Jay Heinrichs

Three Rivers Press, 2013

For when you really have to get your point across…             *Expanded and Revised: Including new chapters on leadership, Obama’s oratorical mastery, the pitfalls of apologies—and an “Argument Lab” section to put your new skills to the test.*   Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill.   The time-tested secrets this book ...
  
  











  



  
The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
George Lakoff

Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014

Ten years after writing the definitive, international bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff returns with new strategies about how to frame today’s essential issues. Called the “father of framing” by The New York Times, Lakoff explains how framing is about ideas —ideas that come before policy, ideas that make sense of facts, ideas that are pro active not re active, positive not negative, ideas that ...
  
  











  



  
Robert's Rules For Dummies
C. Alan Jennings PRP

For Dummies, 2012

Discover why Robert's Rules "rule" If you belong to any type of organization-from school board to garden club to bowling league to trade association-chances are this book can save you many boring meeting minutes. This friendly guide translates Robert's Rules of Order, the essential guide for conducting meetings of all types, into principles you can understand and apply the next time "Billy Bully" tries to dominate the discussion or "Debbie ...
  
  











  



  
Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions
Elham Kazemi, Allison Hintz

Stenhouse Publishers, 2014

Not all mathematics discussions are alike. It's one thing to ask students to share how they solved a problem, to get ideas out on the table so that their thinking becomes visible; but knowing what to do with students' ideas where to go with them can be a daunting task. Intentional Talk provides teachers with a framework for planning and facilitating purposeful mathematics discussions that enrich and deepen student learning. According to ...
  
  











  



  
Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, 8th Edition
Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey, ...

Brooks/Cole, 2010

Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical, bestselling text (now available with an online personalized study plan) provides students with the basis for discovering their own guidelines for helping within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. Respected authors Gerald Corey, Marianne Corey, and Patrick Callanan raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on ...
  
  











  



  
The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
Yuval Levin

Basic Books, 2013

For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate , Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best represented each side of that debate at its outset: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the roots of our political order, Levin shows that American partisanship originated ...
  
  











  



  
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd edition (Roberts Rules of Order in Brief)
Henry M. III Robert, Daniel H. Honemann, ...

Da Capo Press, 2011

Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief was first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition of In Brief is now updated and revised to match the new full edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised , also published this year. Written by the same authorship team behind the officially sanctioned Robert’s Rules of Order , this concise, user-friendly ...
  
  











  



  
Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the ...
John C. Bean

Jossey-Bass, 2011

Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches, the book shows how teachers from any discipline can incorporate these activities into their ...
  
  











  



  
Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church's Debate on Same-Sex Relationships
James V. Brownson

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013

In Bible, Gender, Sexuality James Brownson argues that Christians should reconsider whether or not the biblical strictures against same-sex relations as defined in the ancient world should apply to contemporary, committed same-sex relationships. Presenting two sides in the debate -- "traditionalist" and "revisionist" -- Brownson carefully analyzes each of the seven main texts that appear to address intimate same-sex relations. In the process, ...
  
  











  



  
Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
Justin Lee

Jericho Books, 2013

As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. But more ...
  
  











  



  
Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Beauchamp))
Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress

Oxford University Press, 2012

Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Seventh Edition, provides a highly original, practical, and insightful guide to morality in the health professions. Acclaimed authors Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress thoroughly develop and advocate for four principles that lie at the core of moral reasoning in health care: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. ...
  
  











  



  
Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
Michael J. Behe

Free Press, 2006

Darwin’s Black Box helped to launch the Intelligent Design movement: the argument that nature exhibits evidence of design, beyond Darwinian randomness. Today, with the movement stronger than ever, Michael J. Behe updates the book with an important new Afterword on the state of the debate. —Time Naming Darwin’s Black Box to the National Review’s list of the 100 most important nonfiction works of the twentieth century, George ...
  
  











  



  
In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood (8th Edition)
Walt Brown

Center for Scientific Creation, 2008

In this expanded 8th edition, evidence that revolutionizes our understanding of origins is carefully explained. Part I discusses, in quick overview, 131 categories of evidence from biology, astronomy, earth science, and the physical sciences. Part II describes the hydroplate theory, developed during 35 years of study and research by Walt Brown. This theory explains a catastrophic event in Earth's history and solves a host of recognized problems. ...
  
  











  



  
The 8 Great Debates of Bible Prophecy: Understanding the Ongoing Controversies
Ron Rhodes

Harvest House Publishers, 2014

You've heard about the tribulation, millennium, rapture, and antichrist, but you may wonder, what's all the debating about? Do most Christians agree on the big issues? And what about other topics--dispensationalism, interpretive views, timing of events...are they too complex for most folks to understand? Not at all! In this concise and easy-to-read review, respected Bible teacher Ron Rhodes identifies eight of the most important end-times ...
  
  











  



  
Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow
Craig E. (Edward) Johnson

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2013

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow, Fifth Edition identifies the unique ethical demands of leadership and equips readers to meet these challenges. Written in a conversational, accessible style, author Craig E. Johnson takes an interdisciplinary approach to leadership ethics while blending research and theory with practical application. This unique text offers a realistic look at the “dark side of ...
  
  











  



  
Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide
Ralph Fletcher, Joann Portalupi

Heinemann, 2001

Is the writing workshop the only way to teach writing? No. There are a variety of approaches or programs, but none of them matches the writing workshop when it comes to growing strong writers. That's why, despite the pressures of testing, the writing workshop has endured and even flourished in thousands of schools across the country. Today we face a time when as many as ten million new teachers are entering the profession. It is for these ...
  
  











  



  
The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate
John H. Walton

IVP Academic, 2009

In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and ...
  
  











  








   



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