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Really? PLU profs debate questions of the day

April 26, 2010


Six PLU professors tackle common assumptions, age-old wisdom, folklore and controversies of the day. With a nod to the “Really?” column that frequently appears in the New York Times, we asked six faculty members from disparate disciplines to prove – or debunk – some common ideas of the day. You’ll be surprised what you think you know.

A carbon tax will
reduce pollution
You shouldn’t judge
a book by its cover
The unexamined life
is not worth living
Nuclear weapons always
make a country more secure
You are what you eat The jury is still out
about global warming