An example of why America is falling behind in science and education


From Reddit:

Looks like a member of the Stegosauridae family. They were present throughout the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods (last 2 of the dinosaur 3) which ranged from about 200 million years ago to about 66 million years ago. They were close to a global range with notable fossils being found in Africa, China, Europe, and America.

If by using context clues, is in fact in America I would guess that it is probably a Hesperosaurus which lived in the late Jurassic from 160-145 million years ago. They were closely related to the famous Stegosaurus, but were a smaller species. Hesperosaurus were about 6-7m long, while Stegosaurus were typically 9-10m long.

There were plenty of things going on 5000 years ago. Dinosaurs roaming the Earth with man was not one of them.


Homeschoolers Await The Rapture, Don’t Bother Educating Kids

A Texas court ruled this month that parents who allegedly stopped homeschooling their kids because they believed Jesus Christ was returning to Earth were not exempt from state education regulations.

According to a ruling last week by the Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals, Michael McIntyre and Laura McIntyre removed their nine children from a private school in 2004 to homeschool them.

Michael McIntyre’s twin brother, Tracy, testified that the parents used empty space in a motorcycle dealership that he co-owned as a classroom. But Tracy said that he never saw the children reading books, using computers or doing arithmetic. Instead, the children were seen playing instruments and singing.

“Tracy overhead one of the McIntyre children tell a cousin that they did not need to do schoolwork because they were going to be raptured,” the court document noted.”

More at Raw Story.


Bart Ehrman Talks About Misquoting Jesus

On Feb. 6, 2007, Bart gave a lecture at The Cathedral College of Washington National Cathedral on “Misquoting Jesus” an exploration of how scribes changed the bible and possible reasons why. Bart questions the substantial integrity of the transmission of the New Testament manuscripts. Some orthodox scribes in the early church and later corrupted the New Testament to sustain and fortify their own theology.


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