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Global cooling

In 1970 it was global cooling and one of the measures discussed was to melt the polar ice caps. In 1971, NASA predicted an ice age by 2020. Global cooling was going to kill us all. I was in school then, and I remember.  In my science class we wrote essays and […]

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Astronomy Curriculum Free for a few more hours

The Easy Guide to the Night Sky: Discovering the Constellations with Your Eyes and Binoculars (The Easy Astronomy Guides Book 1) Kindle Edition Free on kindle until Monday! The author is the creator/admin of the Space Science and Astronomy for Home Educators FB Page. He asks only for honest reviews in return for the free […]

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Don’t use children as pegs for your theories

“Perhaps a prominent note throughout the Conference was: Be practical. There were many theories, old and new, but all were to some extent perfectly practical. “Do not theorise, but do.  Try everything- solitude, browsing in books, country life, many interests, above all, habits of mind. If one thing does not succeed try another. Study your […]

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Crusading against the devil in others

Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes even perceptibly worse than it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for […]

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Eastern Vs Western Communication

Every word of this is truer than true, which did not stop me from laughing so hard I had tears running down my cheeks.  Dave Barry on visiting Japan (but this is true of at least two other eastern cultures with which I have some passing familiarity): “Compared with the Japanese, the average American displays […]

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