Archive for September, 2010
Question: If one day science can keep brains alive indefinitely (against people’s wishes) how would god feel about…?
being deprived of all those souls. Imagine millions and millions of brains, kept alive in jars – perhaps for some grand experiment in organic networking.
The bodies of these people would be long gone, but their minds and identities would be quite intact – albeit unable to affect their situation.
Naturally, many of these former “people” would be Christians, eager to get on to heaven, but NOPE… the evil science will force them to stay put… force them to become part of a grand experiment.
So god will be okay with this? Free will and all.
Personally, I want to help.
Interesting… many people feel threatened by this question, so instead of explaining how god would feel, they just say it’s a stupid question or an impossible scenario. It’s always interesting to see displays of limited intellect.
Answer: Sounds like a Futurama episode. You know how they have all those dead celebrity heads in those jars lol.
Question: Help with children’s science project please? We want to make an egg bounce…?
We have found that if you submerse an egg in vinegar, that the calcium will be “eaten” away, leaving a rubber like “egg” behind. The problem is (as a Mom), how do we make this an interesting science project? Would the hypothesis have to do with acidity?
Should they try other substances and if yes, what would be good ones for me to have on hand?
I don’t want to sound like I am doing this for my twin 8 year olds, and I expect them to carry out all of the experiments and develope their own theories, but the school has indicated that they could receive some outside help. Where could my kids find the necessary information to do a good job?
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Answer: try this site
Fun Science Experiments : How to Launch a Rocket
Question: Is anyone else concerned and dismayed with all of this testing in public schools? Science is out: no time.?
Emphasis on testing in public schools:
Science Experiments and fairs are out (no time): no wonder this country has fallen behind in science
Social studies: most students now wouldn’t be able to identify the first line of the Declaration of Independence. No clue at all about the Bill of Rights
Test, test, test: practice tests for the practice tests for the real tests. 2-3 hours of homework in lower grades to practice more tests at home. PE? forget it : students do not get this anymore, especially this time of the school year: time only to practice for tests. No time for physical activity at home: two much homework! (homework is more test practice: mindlessly filling in multiple choice circles)
What can be done? (Can’t afford private school)
This is not the way school was when I went: we actually learned and enjoyed most of it. We did not sit around learning how to take and pass tests!
Does anyone else have thoughts about this?
Answer: This is why more and more people are turning to home education, where kids can study anything like and learn a great deal more in considerably less time.
Lizzy’s 1st Grade Science Project