Charles Clanton Rogers

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12 thoughts on “Why Kids Should Be Making Clocks in Science Class

  1. bbnewsab says:

    OMG! Poor Ahmed Mohamed! He should be praised!

    But instead he was interrogated, arrested, handcuffed, and fingerprinted.

    I doubt this could have happened here in Sweden.

    A question: How religiously “infected” is Texas? This sounds like paranoia in my ears.

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    1. clanton1934 says:

      In Texas, there is Creationism in the biology textbooks. Evolution is labeled “only a theory!” They are not even allowed to teach human reproduction biology (sex education) Teaches have been disciplined
      for advising the use of condoms!

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  2. bbnewsab says:

    For me living in secular Sweden, this is hard to believe and understand, because at the same time the US is the most scientifically advanced country in the world. *shaking my head in desperation*

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    1. clanton1934 says:

      We have very disparate groups. We have high % of graduate degrees and Nobel Prize scholars. We some the best Universities in the World. But 50% believe in ghosts and angels, and many believe that the Earth is only 6000 years old and that dinosaurs and humans coexisted like Barney Rubble!

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  3. bbnewsab says:

    http://deadstate.org/conservative-twitters-reaction-to-obamas-support-of-the-clock-kid-is-as-vile-and-racist-as-youd-expect/ .

    President Obama twittered: Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.

    Not surprisingly, the reaction from conservative Twitter was vile and sulphurous, full of racism and xenophobic insinuations. In other words, exactly what should be expected by people primed in thinking religiously. See for example: https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/lawrence-krauss-on-the-xenophobia-inherent-in-religion/ .

    BTW, have you read any books, KK, in which the plot turns a lot around wrongdoings in the name of God Almighty?

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    1. clanton1934 says:

      Elmer Gantry- Sinclair Lewis – is on my list of essential reading

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  4. bbnewsab says:

    That book was a new acquaintance for me. Never heard of it before.

    Now after some googling I know a little more. For example: On publication in 1927, Elmer Gantry created a public furor. The book was banned in Boston and other cities and denounced from pulpits across the United States.[4] One cleric suggested that Lewis should be imprisoned for five years, and there were also threats of physical violence against the author. Evangelist Billy Sunday called Lewis “Satan’s cohort”.[5] Elmer Gantry ranked as the number one fiction bestseller of 1927, according to “Publisher’s Weekly”.

    Why am I not the least surprised? Or maybe rather: Should I be surprised? Perhaps there is a reason I am an atheist?

    Anyhow, thanks, KK, for this book tip! // PV

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    1. clanton1934 says:

      It demonstrates 1. Hypo racy 2. Many people are “sheep” waiting to be sheeted by the clergy . The fear of death and the invention hell drives them. The irony is that they sell their soul to the “self invented priesthood” to avoid selling their soul to an imaginary devil & priesthood invented hell! So sad

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    2. clanton1934 says:

      BTW, whether or not “God” exist is an idea which should be confused with the deceivers who anoint themselves as priest and invent “churches” with their own pseudo-political purpose of getting and sustaining power over the “sheep”!

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  5. clanton1934 says:

    PV, if did not know Elmer Gantry, I invite you go to my home page, titled “Clues”. It is a list of 32 “books” which I think that a person seeking “truth” should read. I don’t mean that absolute truth will be found but each of these are “parts of the elephant” I intend to add “Never Let Me Go” KK

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  6. clanton1934 says:

    PV, Maybe I should “reblog” my “Clue list” on Blogger’s GPS? What do you think? KK

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  7. bbnewsab says:

    I think you are a mind reader, KK.

    Read even more of my thoughts in the comment field below your clue blog. // PV

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