A Baptist with more sense for history than lab science

August 21, 2006

Brett Younger is pastor at Fort Worth’s Broadway Baptist Church.  In the Baptist Standard he tells a story of a near-disaster in his high school chemistry class, on the way to urging Christians to use common sense on the issues of evolution in public school science classes.  One more voice of reason, for sanity.

More belt than Bible

August 21, 2006

Corporal punishment of students is still legal in Texas. A few school districts use it, extensively — and to good effect, they argue. The Dallas Morning News featured the practice in a front-page story on Sunday, August 20. Read the rest of this entry »

E-learning courtesy

August 21, 2006

Setting up the on-line portion of a college course is rather new.  I found this ancient-by-internet-terms Michael Leddy at Orange Crate Art suggests students need to show manners and sense in e-mailing professors, in a well-crafted post, How to e-mail a professor

The comments provide good advice for professors, too.

Portraits of the presidents

August 21, 2006

Small, painted, plastic figurines.


You need to see it to appreciate it — it has interesting historical data on each president. At January River.

(A tip of the backscrub brush to Inkbluesky)

* Yes, that’s our 13th president, Millard Fillmore. The January River site says it was Fillmore’s wife who installed the bathtub. . .

Great maps from NOAA

August 21, 2006

This is just one of several stunning images available from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).

Downloadable, available on CD-ROM — this is good stuff for PowerPoint presentations and other classroom use.

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