Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties


  • Cultural War Snapshot

    August 4, 2016

    David Burress

    If limousine liberals wore their emotions on bumper stickers, I’d suggest they should choose SCHADENFREUDE!  (Schaudenfreude is an emotion about an emotion, and a cool word because it is the first meta-emotion to be identified in the English language (even if we had to steal it from the Germans). That’s sort of an in-joke, since it ...

  • Wasted Dollars in Failed Research

    August 3, 2016

    David Burress

    A majority of all public research dollars go to medical research. And a majority of medical research dollars are wasted on a set of failed ideas–namely, that detailed genome mapping would lead to an explosion of understanding and cures for diseases.   As it actually turned out, most diseases depend on complex interactions of large numbers of ...

  • Characteristics/Examples of Institutional Racism

    July 29, 2016

    David Burress

    Isolated racist assaults can occur in any country. Of course there some racists out there.   But what is thoroughly disheartening is when, in an otherwise liberal University town: 1. A large white cop assaults a small middle class black woman for saying “could you please hurry up.” 2. Another large white cop then supports the first cop and tells ...

  • Technicalities vs. Technicalities

    July 28, 2016

    David Burress

    Operation Rescue’s intellectual honesty at work: technicalities vs technicalities.   Some liars supported by Wichita’s OR had illegally slandered Planned Parenthood.  Yesterday they got off from criminal charges in Houston on a legal technicality. Naturally, OR says they were “vindicated.” (They still face criminal investigations in several other states, as well as a civil defamation law suit.) ...