Moving Forward.

  Life does not look like what I thought it would be. Nearly every day I walk into an environment I really should have been done with 25 years ago and feel a part of something I forget I’m too old for. My friends are people the same age as my oldest son. This was…

Why Truth Claims Matter

At the end of the book Why Darwin Matters, Michael Shermer presents the reader with an abbreviated list of things scientists disagree on. He does this because within the Creationist/Young Earth community there is the false teaching that science bars C/YE from the conversation by saying “you must believe exactly as we do to be…

End of One, Beginning of Another

Month one of school is officially over for me today. Four weeks of adjustments and learning and changes in environments and new friends. I hate to say that things will now be steady because things never are. Life is like that (and it’s weird to listen to people trying to sell another product). The weeks…

How a Paleontologist Saved My Sanity

It started when I was a child. This underlying buzz of frustration. It was, in hindsight, directly related to the religious ideal of Truth. In Christianity, at least, Truth is supposed to be paramount. Only that isn’t what I saw from childhood on.  I’m not talking about those little lies and big fish stories everyone…

Back to School

I was not raised to value education. My parents were uneducated, my grandparents, etc, way on back. We were taught the basic red-neck family view of education, it’s pretty much useless. Oh, there were times some of them might have said different, but if you don’t know by now that actions speak louder than words…well,…