My father was an Army Specialist during Vietnam. His father was a Corpsman in the Pacific during WWII where his ship was sunk and he was taken prisoner. He survived a little stroll known as the Bataan Death March. Regardless of my own personal dislike of the way our military is used by the corrupt political machine running the USA I fully support the individual soldiers and recognise the tremendous sacrifice they’ve made. I hope that a day such as Veteran’s Day would be used to honor their service and to promote the cause of better health care and treatment of those soldiers returning from service, both physical and mental. Our government sent these people to the brutality of war, it is only right that they do everything they can to support them once they return.
Despite hearing objections to the contrary, it appears that Dinosaur World in Plant City, FL (among other places) still promotes creationist garbage. This is from their Teachers Guide
Dinosaur World hosts field trips for groups of homeschoolers and students from church schools that teach a literal interpretation of the biblical account of creation. The informative plaques in the park present general facts about the dinosaurs. There are very few “millions of years ago” references.
For more information about creation science, see Science Partners
(consultants for home-school and other education programs)
Considering that the tagline on the sciencepartners.net page is “Your missing link for Creation Education!” I can only imagine what kind of unscientific garbage they’re peddling there.
Science. They keep using that word. I don’t think it means what they think it means.
At least on my computer.
If you’re running Chrome and you get the error “Error 15 (net::ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED): Unknown error.” when trying to go to Google Plus, go to Options->Under the hood-> and uncheck “Use TLS 1.0”. That’s what a quick google said to do, anyway, and it worked for me. :-D