February 21, 2006

Another Reason I Homeschool

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. - attributed to Abraham Lincoln

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My son was reading a book about the Ice Age a few days ago (Frozen Earth: Explaining the Ice Ages by R.V. Fodor) and he said to me...

"Mommy, this book is being disrespectful to the Bible."

I replied, "Oh, really Kaden? How is that?"

"Well, on page 10, it says: Because religion was an important part of the lives of many scientists, some believed that the erratic rocks were washed in from the Flood of Noah's time. But that flood theory did not satisfy everyone."

"Let me see that book", Kaden, I said. And sure enough... here's what it said:

Geologists became curious about the many smooth and polished boulders that seemed to be lying out of place, scattered throughout the meadows and forests. Their presence was puzzling because these rocks were unlike those of the closest valley walls. The scientists of the time gave the name "erratics" to these out-of-place rocks.

One of the earliest explanations for erratics was that a great flood had carried them to the Swiss meadows. Because religion was an important part of the lives of many scientists, some believed that the erratic rocks were washed in from the Flood of Noah's time.

But that flood theory did not satisfy everyone. British geologist, Charles Lyell, argued strongly that icebergs once floating over Switzerland during a big flood had dropped the boulders. Sailors who had seen icebergs at sea reported that some do in fact contain boulders, so there was reason, then, to believe Lyell's icebergs-over-Switzerland theory.

Wow. A flood that covered all of Switzerland must have been pretty deep. Aren't there mountains in Switzerland? I think Kent Hovind's comet theory makes more sense than this nonsense. To read more, go here or here or here. If you can't afford the DVDs, Hovind has offered to let ANYONE who has them copy them as MANY times as they want and GIVE them away - so ask your favorite Creationist for a set!

So... I asked Kaden, "What do you want to do? Do you want me to read that book with you?"

"No, Mama, I think we should take it back to the library."

"OK, Kaden." I smiled at him and ran my fingers through his hair. "I'm proud of you!"

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Postmodernists believe that truth is myth, and myth, truth. This equation has its roots in pop psychology. The same people also believe that emotions are a form of reality. There used to be another name for this state of mind. It used to be called psychosis. - Brad Holland

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Spunky said...

We have enjoyed the Hovind videos. They were a gift from my mom. You sound like you have one bright little boy there.

Anonymous said...

I got your comment on the Arkansas blog. Please feel free to email me anytime and we can discuss what is needed for the Arkansas blog.

Thanks Maria
Arkansas Coordinator
Homeschool Nations

Anonymous said...

Good thinking. Don't allow your children the obtain knowledge because it goes against your thinking.

My Boaz's Ruth said...

You've got a wise girl there, knowing this is a book she isn't interested in at this point

A tribute to her mom.

Sprittibee said...

Spunk - I love my Hovind DVDs. I keep waiting until I can get a DVD burner to pass them out in all my Christmas cards!

Maria - See you over there. :)

cms13ca - Mark Twain said that it was as important to know WHAT to read as it is to know HOW to read! :)

myboaz's ruth - It was actually my son, Kaden. I know it's a freaky name. I had a dream I had a son named Kade. We added the "en" on the end to make it sound good with his middle name. He told me he likes Kaden and doesn't want to go by Kade now. Go figure! But - you are right. He's a smart cookie!

Corey said...

Jan Hendrik Oort was a Dutch astronomer who discovered that the Milky Way rotates. It was he who proposed in 1950 that a cloud of comet material surrounds the solar system. This is where comets come from. Yes, they do die out, but new ones are dropping in on us all the time.

Corey said...

Also, I have seen Hovind's Age Of The Earth DVD. His belief that Seth married his sister is stupid. If God had no problem with incest, did God not have problem with homosexuality? And why did God not make the laws until Moses?



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