I now have two blogs. Reflections on parenting blog and the original science blog. The science blog began with weather and has moved though various topics, as my teaching or my reading takes me. Drop by for a short reflection and be sure to leave your own thoughts as well.
Evolutioncontinues to be the hammer of atheism, the topic on which an unformed faith falters when kids leave home. You need to be informed
The newest third edition includes more information about evolution.
First Timeline is in its second edition, with minor editorial revisions. A good primary resource for history, simple, useful for multiple levels.
A Doorway of Amethyst in full color, provides an introduction to geology -- to the basic types of stone, their origins and changes, and the basic types of erosion, as well as the history of earth in terms of its geologic eras, and more.
One unique feature is a discussion of the Williston Basin, where drilling has turned up representative sediments from each of the major geologic eras, in their standard order. It makes a nice review and explains why geologists find it difficult to imagine how Noah's Flood could have produced the sedimentary rock formations of the world. Whatever you believe about Creation or the Flood, you need to understand this.
Why we are here
Like the Irish under the Penal laws, who educated their children in caves and behind hedges to escape the imposition of either ignorance or Protestantism on their children, many families are feeling the need to take the responsibility of education into their own hands. A daunting task! Ye Hedge School hopes to help serve their needs.
Here are some of the resources available, but go to the site map for a more complete listing.
Creator and Creation is an extended effort to expose the equal though opposite errors of literalist creationism and Darwinian naturalism
Faith, Science and Reason: Theology on the cutting edge. Written by Dr. Christopher Baglow and published by Midwest Theological Forum. It is a great 293 page hardback text that delivers what is promised in the title.
The Universe in My Hands, a general science program intended to put th universe into the hands of the children; based on powers of ten.